Strictly star forced to miss live show due to medical reasons
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 20, 2023 - 08:58PM
Amanda Abbington is unable to dance this weekend (Picture: PA)

Actress will miss the live show on Saturday night ‘due to medical reasons’, it has been announced.

Former Strictly professional announced the news on Two spin-off show It Takes Two, telling the audience ‘we have some breaking news’.

‘Unfortunately, due to medical reasons, Amanda will not be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this weekend,’ she said.

‘Strictly Come Dancing protocols mean that all being well, Amanda and Giovanni (Pernice) will return the following week.’

The 39-year-old added: ‘Amanda we hope you get well soon, my love, sending you all the best wishes.’

This comes after Amanda hit back at rumours she was threatening to quit the show as she wasn’t getting on with Giovanni, 33.

Amanda has been forced to miss the live show due to ‘medical reasons’ (Picture: PA)

Within days of the new series launching, rumours were swirling and it was alleged that Amanda was alleged to be  – hours before .

While a source had claimed were not getting along, her representatives pushed back against the reports, telling it was completely untrue.

Amanda later hit  back against the rumours with an expletive-ridden rant on Instagram.

She began by wishing people a ‘happy Saturday,’ first saying she was at work then correcting herself by saying she was at Strictly HQ, which is ‘just fun isn’t it, it’s fun shenanigans.’

Amanda previously hit back at claims she was quitting the series ahead of the first live show (Picture: PA)

‘I’m wearing my jacket that says “Who cares what other people think?”‘ she went on, making a face at the camera.

‘It’s all fun,’ she went on. ‘Ignoring the bulls**t. Cleary, because people are t***s. Just stop. Stop it, you know who you are.

‘Stop it, grow up, stop it. No one gives a s***. And shut up, it’s b******s, so shut up. You know who I’m talking to, jog on. It’s nonsense and you know it’s nonsense. So that’s it!’

Strictly Come Dancing continues tomorrow night at 6.30pm on BBC One and iPlayer.