Debbie McGee fears she won't be fit enough for Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday due to injury

She’s without doubt been the surprise package of the current Strictly Come Dancing series.

But there are concerns Debbie McGee might not be fit enough to take to the dance floor on Saturday’s show.

Debbie McGee and her pro Strictly partner Giovanni Pernice [Copyright BBC]

The 59-year-old star has revealed her foot keeps “giving way” and her leg keeps “buckling”.

Speaking to the Daily Star, she said: “The samba really pulled the muscles over my hip bones.

“It actually felt like a tendon had gone over my hip bone, and when I put my weight on my left foot it kept giving way and my leg was buckling.

“I had more physio after Saturday. They gave me ice packs. I had to go back to the hotel and soak in a bath and put an ice pack on.”

Debbie landed in the dance-off last week but managed to survive.  Copyright [BBC]

Despite impressing so much over the series she found herself favourite to win the Glitterball Trophy a few weeks ago, Debbie landed in the dreaded dance off last week after slipping down the leader board.

But she was saved by the judges who opted to send home Paralympian Jonnie Peacock.

Debbie and her professional partner Giovanni Pernice are due to perform the Argentine Tango on tomorrow’s show, but she admitted the routine is potentially “dangerous”.

Debbie and Giovanni are set to perform the Argentine Tango on Saturday’s show

She said: “I have got a few bruises. We have kicked each other. It was nearly quite dangerous.”

Debbie and Giovanni’s on-screen chemistry has been the hot topic of conversation since week one of the competition in September, but she’s adamant they’re just friends.

Debbie – who was married to Paul Daniels until his death last year – recently said: “We really have a close relationship. It’s a special friendship … it’s not a love affair, it’s an incredible, deep, friendship.”


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