Strictly's Greg Rutherford 'fears he can't have kids' after ballroom blunder

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Some of the injuries being picked up by the boys in Strictly Come Dancing this year are enough to make your eyes water.

Greg Rutherford
BBC

Yesterday it was BBC sports presenter Ore Oduba explaining that his “downstairs” took an “absolute beating” during rehearsals for the show, and now Olympian Greg Rutherford has revealed that practicing the jive with partner Natalie Lowe left him fearing for his ability to become a father. Ouch.

“We’ve actually had to adapt our jive because we wanted to do a really extreme jump into a lift. It was epic,” the long jumper told The Daily Star.

“But then during rehearsals, Nat missed the position and as she grabbed me, she ripped her nail off, which bled everywhere.

“Then we tried again and we lost it. I fell to the floor and couldn’t move. I feared I’d never have children again it was that bad.”

Greg Rutherford
BBC

Blimey. Still, luckily the pair managed to recover enough to wow the judges at the weekend with a near-perfect performance. And despite the eye-watering injury, the Olympic medalist insists he can go all the way in the competition.

“I don’t think I’m the best dancer by any stretch of the imagination, but I think I can work harder than anybody else in this competition,” he said.

The 29-year-old track and field star is being spurred on by partner Susie Verrill, who’s pretty nimble on her feet too, as it happens.

Greg Rutherford
BBC

“Susie was a dancer until she was 19 or 20 so she was the one pushing me more than anyone to do Strictly,” Greg explains.

“She was saying ‘You have to do it’. Now, the one thing she keeps saying to me is ‘When I watch you dance I want it to look really sexy’.”

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