Greg Rutherford feared he couldn't have more kids after Strictly Come Dancing injury

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 October 2016
Greg Rutherford

Greg Rutherford

Olympian Greg Rutherford has revealed he suffered a very painful injury while preparing for the show

Greg Rutherford feared he wouldn't be able to have any more children are suffering an unfortunate mishap on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The Olympic gold medal-winning star was learning a new dance routine with his professional partner Natalie Lowe when an extreme lift attempt left Greg writhing in agony on the floor.

He recalled: "We've actually had to adapt our jive because we wanted to do a really extreme jump into a lift. It was epic.

"But then during rehearsals, Nat missed the position and as she grabbed me, she ripped her nail off, which bled everywhere."

The 29-year-old father-of-one revealed that things got even worse when they tried to complete the move for a second time.

He told told the Daily Star newspaper: "Then we tried again and we lost it. I fell to the floor and couldn't move. I feared I'd never have children again it was that bad."

The athlete - who competed at the Rio Olympics over the summer - admitted he is not the most naturally talented dancer, but has pledged to do his best in an effort to win the show.

Greg said: "I don't think I'm the best dancer by any stretch of the imagination, but I think I can work harder than anybody else in this competition."

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