Strictly favourite confirms she’ll perform

Stacey Dooley has told worried fans she WILL perform on Saturday night - despite suffering a serious and painful injury in rehearsals.

It has been revealed the documentary maker tore an intercostal muscle behind a rib just days into practising for her next dance.

She is under strict instructions not to move for a couple of days, meaning she won't have long to rehearse for Saturday night's show.

Stacey's agent told The Sun Online: "It's very painful. She is strapped up and the doctor has said she should be able to move in a couple of days."

The 31-year-old saw a medic this morning for an update on her injury and was relieved to find out nothing was broken.

She told fans: "Nothing's broke! All the drugs and all the cuppas gonna hook us up! See you Sat! THANK YOU SO SO MUCH TO ALL THE STAFF. You are all bloody amazing."

Last night Stacey posted a picture of a woman wearing a cast over her right breast, arm and collar on social media.


It was captioned: "Current sitch" alongside emojis including a bandaged head, face-palm and distraught face.

Stacey - who is going from strength to strength on the BBC show alongside pro dancer Kevin Clifton - made fans fear she had broken a bone.

One said: "Oh no, hope you’ve not broken anything."

Another added: "What happened and I hope you can still be on strictly."

Someone else said: "Noooooooooo...what happened?!"

For Halloween Week,  Stacey performed an incredible Doctor Who-themed Tango earning her an impressive 35 points.

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