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Why Zoe Ball has been off from Strictly's It Takes Two all week

We have missed Zoe Ball from It Takes Two

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Emmy Griffiths
Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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Poor Zoe Ball isn't having a great week! The TV presenter, who hosts the popular Strictly Come Dancing spin-off show with Rylan Clark-Neal, has been suffering from the flu, and so has been forced to pull out of several of the shows. Tweeting her disappointment at missing it, she wrote: "Gutted to say I've been taken down by a nasty bout of flu. Huge apologies for missing the R2 Breakfast Show & It Takes Two. Thanks to @Nicki_Chapman & @GethincJones for stepping in. Promise to be back ASAP. Sending love to anyone else illin with this flu, it's such a stinker."

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Zoe has had the flu

Gethin Jones will be stepping in to present for a second time, and will be chatting to Strictly couples Karim and Amy, and Kevin and Anneka on the show. Fans were quick to wish Zoe a speedy recovery, with one writing: "Take care Zoe. Rest & relax lovely lady," while another added: "Get well soon Zoe! Your show is in safe hands." Gethin has done a great job on the show so far, but had to apologise for Janette Manrara after she swore during the show on Thursday's episode. Chatting about Pokémon, she said: "I've discovered I am a lot like Pikachu in real life. Apparently fuzzy and cute, but don't p*** Pikachu off." Gethin then said sorry to viewers, adding: "This is an apology for the slip of the tongue then from Janette a few seconds ago."

READ: Zoe Ball's son Woody lands first TV job - and reveals how his parents reacted

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We hope Zoe gets well soon!

While Zoe is recovering, we hope she has been tuning into The Circle to watch her son, Woody, in action! The 18-year-old is currently a contestant in the popular reality show, and has struck up a friendship with the loveable 56-year-old, Tim. Speaking about his parents' reaction to him joining the show, Woody said they were supportive, and spoke about what he would spend the £100,000 prize money on if he won. He said: "I wouldn't spend it all immediately. I'd get a lot of music equipment and start working on my dream. The dream is to gather a group of mates and make a record label… I might get more attention outside of the show but there will be no extra pressure on me inside The Circle because no one will know who they are!"

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