Natalie Gumede out of tonight’s Strictly Come Dancing

Natalie Gumede. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire
Natalie Gumede. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

The BBC has announced that Strictly Come Dancing favourite, Colne actress Natalie Gumede, will miss tonight’s live show after fainting twice in rehearsals.

The Coronation Street actress has been checked by the medical team on site and is being taken to hospital as a precaution, it has been reported.

Natalie, who is paired with professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev, has lots of local support behind her and has put in some stunning performances on the show to placev her at the top of the leader board almost every week.

The BBC said she would be allowed to continue next week but that one celebrity would still leave the show this weekend.