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Strictly's Kelvin Fletcher reveals extent of horrific bruises during rehearsals

The Strictly star has blamed Oti Mabuse

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Sharnaz Shahid
Sharnaz ShahidDeputy Online Editor
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Training is certainly well underway for Kelvin Fletcher as he goes after the Strictly Come Dancing glitterball trophy, however his poor legs are certainly feeling it! The 35-year-old took to his social media to share a series of videos to reveal the extent of his horrific bruises. Blaming his dance partner Oti Mabuse, he wrote: "Cruisin' for a bruisin'. Proof! Dancing with @OtiMabuse can be a bruising affair! Team #Floti, giving it our all for #Strictly #StrictlyComeDancing #Strictly2019." He later shared a post showing the star put his feet in ice, in order to help aide the injury.

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This week both Kelvin and Oti will be hoping to top the leaderboard with their couples' choice (Street/Commercial), which will see them dance to Frank Wilson's Do I Love You (Indeed I Do). Last weekend, they came very close to gaining a perfect score following their performance in Blackpool, as they scored 39 points out of 40 for their jive to the Elvis Presley hit Jailhouse Rock.

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During Thursday's It Takes Two, host Zoe Ball asked: "Oti, why is Craig [Revel Horwood] being so tight with his ten paddle this year?" To, which the pro dancer replied: "I don't know. I think what he really wants is the perfect dance and to him that wasn't and that's okay." She added: "Because for us it doesn't matter. I think from the beginning of the week I said to him all I want is for you to have fun, and that for me is the most important thing."


Meanwhile, judge Craig recently revealed Kelvin has a huge chance of winning this year's series, telling Radio Times: "If he reaches the final and dances the salsa, then I can definitely see him lifting the Glitterball trophy. Plus he's loved by the nation." He added: "He struggles with ballroom. And because he came in super-strong from the start, it's difficult to show the viewers a journey."

READ: Strictly's Oti Mabuse 'feared for her life' after lift with Kelvin Fletcher went wrong

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