Strictly Come Dancing's Hamza Yassin suffers knee injury

Strictly Come Dancing's Hamza Yassin suffers knee injury credit:Bang Showbiz
Strictly Come Dancing's Hamza Yassin suffers knee injury credit:Bang Showbiz

Hamza Yassin has suffered a knee injury during 'Strictly Come Dancing' rehearsals.

The 'Countryfile' presenter topped the leaderboard with 34 points out of 40 last weekend following the first live show of the series, but the star has now admitted he has been feeling knee pain "all the time".

Speaking on Wednesday night's (28.09.20) episode of 'Strictly' spin-off 'It Takes Two', he said: "I'm complaining about knee pain all the time, my knees are hurting."

During the show, presenter Janette Manrara admitted Hamza's pro dancer partner Jowita Przystał has been "patching [him] up" during training.

He added: "It's kicking, so this is what she has to do basically, to keep me from not complaining!"

Hamza started this year's 20th series as a 25/1 outsider to win the Glitterball trophy, but following his leaderboard-topping exploits last weekend, his odds have been cut.

The wildlife expert is now 8/1 with Ladbrokes to win the 20th series.

Former 'Hollyoaks' star Will Mellor - who also topped the leaderboard with 34 points out of 40, alongside his pro partner Nancy Xu, on Saturday (24.09.22) - is currently the 7/4 favourite to triumph.

Hamza's 'Countryfile' co-star Helen Skelton is the 7/2 second favourite with Ladbrokes, followed by former 'X Factor' star Fleur East at 5/1.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "Will Mellor may have leapfrogged Helen Skelton and Fleur East to head the 'Strictly' betting, but Hamza Yassin is very much on our radar as one to watch at the moment, having already seen his odds slashed from near no-hoper to firm frontrunner after just one performance."