Handsome newbie Gleb was taken to hospital TWO DAYS before the quarter-final

Yikes! Strictly Come Dancing’s Gleb Savchenko has taken an emergency trip to the hospital just a few days before the quarter final.

The poor professional dancer suffered from an allergic reaction severe enough to cancel filming for Strictly spin-off ‘It Takes Two’ yesterday and puffed up that handsome, handsome face.

Dancing partner Anita Rani told presenter Zoe Ball, ‘We don’t know [the cause]… he went to the doctor and his beautiful face was swelling in a rather alarming way.’

But luckily Gleb will live to dance another day, according to Anita, ‘I’ve heard that he’s going to be fine. Get well soon Gleb!’

Aww, well the Russian dancer posted on his Twitter this morning about camera blocking for tomorrow’s show, so he is most likely performing. This is extra-good news for Anita, who must be anxious to get back to training after last week saw her second-from-bottom of the leaderboard with 31 points.


However, certain ex-contestants figure there may have been more going on behind the scenes, with Anthony Ogogo suggesting Anita might have been using some boxing moves on the professional.

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We’ve got our eyes on you Anita!

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Seriously, that allergic reaction did do a bit of a number on Gleb’s normally flawless features, as he shared to all 44k followers…

Gleb Savchenko


With an Argentine Tango on Saturday, we do hope you are in tip-top shape and ready to boss the quarter-final. Oh, and stay away from whatever you ate yesterday.

Tom Capon