‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Star Denise Van Outen injures neck in dance rehearsal

Denise Van Outen has had to put rehearsals on hold for ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ after damaging her neck.

The actress and presenter headed off to physio yesterday afternoon as she struggled with an injury while training.

She is the latest star of the show to run into difficulties. Last week her dance partner James Jordan broke his nose in training after an accident while he danced with wife Ola.

And Aliona Vilani is nursing a damaged ankle which is expected to keep her out of the show for up to another fortnight.


Denise told fans about her woes with a message on Twitter. She wrote: “In the back of a cab with a stiff one – neck that is. On my way to physio.”

She is understood to have woken up in pain and her neck stiffened as she attempted to train throughout the day, to the point where she was barely able to turn her head.

The 38-year-old actress’ performance on last Friday night’s edition of the show saw her awarded 25 points by judges. The waltz was enough to put her and James in fifth position on the leaderboard.

Denise later revealed she had an injury more associated with car accidents, which she blamed on her dance partner.

“I’ve got mild whiplash. Thanks, James Jordan,” she wrote online.