Natalie Gumede returns to Strictly training

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

Natalie Gumede and Artem Chigvintsev

Natalie Gumede is to return to 'Strictly Come Dancing' training today (11.11.13) after she collapsed last week during dress rehearsal

Natalie Gumede is to return to 'Strictly Come Dancing' after she collapsed last week.

The former 'Coronation Street' actress was forced to pull out of the live show at the weekend after she fainted twice during the dress rehearsal, but she will return to training today (11.11.13) following the all-clear from medics.

An insider told The Sun newspaper: "The doctors think Natalie has just been working too hard and was exhausted - that's why she fainted.

"They advised her to rest as much as possible so she took the day off but she and Artem will be back training today."

The 29-year-old actress - who is the hot favourite to win the BBC One dancing show - was taken to hospital following the frightening episode, but she and her partner Artem Chigvintsev have made it through to next Saturday's show in Blackpool after being given a "free pass".

The popular contestant has had a hard time since joining the ballroom competition as she was struck down with bad back pain, which sparked from an old injury, last month.

She almost missed the live shows, 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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