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JITTERBUGS; Fears for live shows as Strictly hit by sickness.

Byline: JACK ANDREWS

A BUG is sweeping through the Strictly Come Dancing camp, sparking concerns for this weekend's shows.

Several contestants and pro dancers are ill and producers are desperately trying to stop the sickness spreading further.

Actress Catherine Tyldesley, 36, whose partner is Johannes Radebe, 32, said contestants are worried that illness will scupper their chances.

She added: "I'm not feeling great today. I'm very tired.

"The lurgy that's been doing the rounds at Strictly, I've avoided for weeks. It's been trying to get me, but it won't win." A source said: "Everyone is working hard and obviously get up close and personal with each other as they are dancing.

"So when someone gets sick it quickly spreads through the cast. Lots of people have been really under the weather, but the show must go on.

"There is loads of cold and flu medicine available, and everyone is being encouraged to use hand stop the bug spreading even more." comes a week head judge Shirley g g sanitiser to preading e." It k after hirley Ballas, 59, fell She posted snap of herself a drip, writing: ill. d: "Feeling under the weather as a result of a tough week."

"CBBC star Karim Zeroual, 25, missed an appearance on spin-off show It Takes Two this month as he was "run down". Karim and his professional partner, Amy Dowden,performed on the main show, with host Claudia Winkleman, 47, telling Amy: "You ill - you're being extremely brave."

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Date:Oct 24, 2019
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