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Strictly's Neil Jones finally reveals whether he will dance with Alex Scott on Saturday or not

The Strictly Come Dancing pro has been plagued by injury

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Jenni McKnight
US Lifestyle Editor
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He's been missing in action for two weeks after an injury left him unable to dance – but Neil Jones has finally revealed whether he will perform alongside Alex Scott on Strictly on Saturday. Appearing on Strictly: It Takes Two on Friday, Neil broke the news that he will be dancing the Jive with his partner after receiving the all-clear from the show's physio. This means Kevin Clifton is off the hook and will return to the sidelines once again. Speaking to backstage reporter Gethin Jones, Neil said: "I am dancing! It's great to be back, Alex has been doing so well and thank you, Kevin, couldn't have done it without you."

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Kevin only had 45 minutes to learn his first routine with Alex

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Earlier this week, fans begged the redhead to return to the dancefloor after he shared a photo of himself at It Takes Two with Alex and Kevin on Thursday. He captioned the post: "Team Red all the way. I want to thank @keviclifton for being not just the professional we all know but for being a great friend and for always going that extra mile. @alexscott2 you have been an inspiration this week, you have supported me every step of the way and I could never have wished for a better partner in my life right now."

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Kevin has been stepping in for Neil during his injury

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He added: "No matter if I can dance or not this Saturday night I know you will go out there and dance a fantastic jive with a smile on your face and I can’t wait for everyone to see what you can do." Fans were quick to send Neil their best wishes, with one writing: "Fingers toes and eyes crossed for the all clear for you, need you back out there with Alex, Kevin has done great though." Another added: "This is so sweet! Hope you'll be able to dance on Saturday."

Previously speaking about how he obtained the injury on It Takes Two, Neil explained: "It was during [a] movement, normally the gun was coming out and I thought the gun has hit me on the back of my leg and I looked and it was just the muscle, it just went. I've ripped muscles before but it wasn't painful. It was just a weird feeling that's all it takes." Speaking about Kevin stepping in, he added: "I love Kevin but I also would really like to continue dancing with Alex."

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