Natalie Gumede to miss Strictly Come Dancing live show

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 November 2013
Natalie Gumede and Artem Chigvintsev

Natalie Gumede

Natalie Gumede has been sent to hospital after fainting twice during rehearsals for tonight's 'Strictly Come Dancing' show (09.11.13)

Natalie Gumede won't be performing on 'Strictly Come Dancing' tonight (09.11.13).

The 'Coronation Street' actress has been forced to pull out of the live show after fainting twice during rehearsals, and has been taken to hospital as a "precaution".

The 29-year-old star will get a free pass to next week's show and someone will still exit the ballroom dancing competition this weekend.

A BBC spokesperson said: "Natalie Gumede will not perform in tonight's 'Strictly Come Dancing' after fainting twice during rehearsals today.

"She has been checked by the medical team on site, and will be going to A&E as a precaution."

Natalie was due to perform a jive to Tina Turner's hit 'Proud Mary' with her dance partner Artem Chigvintsev.

She wrote on Twitter earlier today: "Thank you for your good luck messages! The old bones are tired today but channeling Tina will get me through. Gotta make Mary Proud! #scd (sic)"

The popular contestant - who finished top of the leader board with 38 points last weekend - has recently been struggling with back pain from an old injury.

She almost missed the live shows last month, explaining at the time: "I've been through three GP appointments, two back specialists, an MRI scan and now an epidural/steroid injection - and I STILL don't know if I can dance on Saturday night."

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