Halloween is prime time for injuries — and I should know
InjURIES strike around the Halloween episode of Strictly every year. By this stage in the season, ambitions are keener, bodies fitter and everyone feels they can push harder. Unfortunately, people get hurt.
Poor Will Bayley (pictured) jumped from a table and his knee ended up so damaged, he’s had to leave the show.
I got injured ahead of the Halloween show myself when I took part — an ambitious lift put my back into spasm. I desperately wanted to do the lifts, which are even harder than they look: it isn’t all about the man doing the lifting, the woman has to lean into it to make it work. the pain was so bad I could barely move. Fellow contestant Abbey Clancy saved the day: by coincidence, the Leicester City football team were staying at our hotel. Abbey, whose husband is footballer Peter Crouch, just sidled up to their physio and asked him to fix my damaged spine. A few painful cracks later, I felt transformed. What a pity Abbey and Peter couldn’t come to Will Bayley’s rescue, too. Picture: BBC