Catherine Tyldesley has revealed that her Strictly partner, Johannes Radebe, has fallen ill ahead of Saturday's live show. The doting mum made the announcement on her Instagram Stories, saying: "He [Johannes] has got the lurgy. Look at him." Johannes, 32, could be seen standing next to 36-year-old Catherine wrapped up in a scarf, and his voice was significantly husky.
The Corrie star began the video by asking her partner: "Happy Friday! Where are we?" Johannes then replied in a scratchy tone: "We're at the studios. Girl is feeling fantastic, I, on the other hand…" It was then that Catherine jumped in to say: "He's got the lurgy. Look at him." Johannes replied: "But that doesn't stop us showing up," before Catherine exclaimed: "Hell no! We're just gonna smack him up with Vitamin C and crack on – 'cause that's what we do."
Catherine revealed that Johannes was poorly in an Instagram video
The pair will take to the Strictly stage on Saturday for a sure-to-be dazzling dance set to Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's Shallow, and the Coronation Street actress will no doubt already be feeling the nerves.
Catherine and Johannes have formed a close bond since being partnered
In September, the mother-of-one revealed how she copes with pre-show anxiety – she meditates! In an Instagram post shared moments before she took to the stage, Catherine told followers: "Help! It's nearly time. I tried to meditate but I've had too much coffee and chocolate, so that's gone out the window. I'm really excited… but what the hell!" The actress also shared a second video of herself nervously speaking gibberish at the camera – bless her!"
The actress even had to take anti-sickness tablets at one point during rehearsals, as all the spinning was making her nauseous.
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