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Strictly Come Dancing star Laila Rouass' cancer scare.

Byline: ANI

London, November 8 (ANI): Strictly Come Dancing Come Dancing is a BBC TV ballroom dancing competition show that ran on and off from 1949 to 1998, becoming one of television's longest-running shows.

The show was created by Eric Morley, the founder of Miss World, and began in 1949 by broadcasting from regional
 star Laila Rouass Laila Rouass (born June 22, 1975) is an English actress of Moroccan Indian decent. She is best known for her role as Amber Gates, on British drama, Footballers' Wives. Early Life and Career
She was born in London to a Moroccan father and an Indian mother.
 fears having cancer in her bowel, it has emerged.

The actress, who was named in a race row after dance partner Anton Du Beke Anton du Beke (born Tony Beak) is a professional ballroom dancer. His dance partner is Erin Boag. With Boag, he won the IDTA Classic in England in November 2003. His reasonably late entry to dancing began at 14, and at 17 he decided to specialize in ballroom.  told her "she looked like a Paki" following a spray-tan, has purportedly undergone a series of tests to learn if she has the killer disease.

"Laila's been feeling severely exhausted and drained for a few weeks," the News of the World quoted a close friend as saying.

"At first she put that down to all the gruelling gru·el·ing also gru·el·ling  
Physically or mentally demanding to the point of exhaustion: a grueling campaign.

 six-hour rehearsals and live performances. She thought she could simply shrug it off.

"But now she's been to see the specialists and had blood tests to see if anything is wrong," the friend added.

The 38-year-old mum was said to have kept her fears under wraps from co-stars and BBC BBC
 in full British Broadcasting Corp.

Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927.

She sparked health concerns by shedding around half a stone since the series started in September.

The source added: "Laila's had to miss some training schedules but has tried to keep going as much as possible. She doesn't want to make a fuss and that's why she's not told anyone on the show.

"Most dancers lose weight during the show, but Laila's appears to have been a bit more dramatic than people would expect. She was fit and healthy before she went on to Strictly, so despite all the long hours and hard work it's unusual for her to be feeling like she does on a daily basis." (ANI)

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Date:Nov 8, 2009
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