Artem Chigvintsev facing late Strictly fitness test
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 November 2011
Artem Chigvintsev will have a last minute fitness test ahead of tomorrow night's (19.11.11) 'Strictly Come Dancing' to see whether he's fit enough to partner Holly Valance
Artem Chigvintsev will have a last minute fitness test ahead of tomorrow night's (19.11.11) 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The professional dancer - who is paired with Holly Valance - was injured his back during rehearsals two weeks ago and had to miss last week's programme, with Brendan Cole replacing him.
Doctors initially feared he had broken his back but tests revealed a joint and soft tissue injury and although he is making "good progress" doctors will make a final decision as late as tomorrow afternoon.
However, replacement Brendan fears he's out of a job, tweeting: "Now we know Artem is back in the game with Holly, maybe I'm no longer necessary."
However, former 'Neighbours' star Holly says she would be happy to dance with either as she's just privileged she gets to take part in Saturday's show as it's being held at Wembley Arena, with a 6,000-strong audience.
She said: "We're playing Wembley to 6,000 people - either way it's going to be massive."
Fellow contestant Robbie Savage will also take part after recovering from a vomiting virus earlier in the week.