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Strictly star Fleur East's painful injury we all missed


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Melanie Macleod
Wellness Editor
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Strictly Come Dancing star Fleur East found herself in the dance-off on Sunday, but after sharing details of a painful injury she was suffering with, it makes sense why she wasn't able to put in her best performance.

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Speaking on her Hits Radio Breakfast Show, Fleur said: "Last week I knocked my big toenail against Vito's heel during rehearsals for our salsa and my nail is now just about hanging on, it's literally a matter of days before it comes off.

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Fleur went on to share that she had to have her toe bandaged, which no doubt impacted her dancing skills.

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"It doesn't look pretty and I had to dance with my big toe bandaged up on Saturday," she said. "And then I tripped in the dance-off as I slipped doing a back bend!"

Viewers weren't impressed that Fleur was in the bottom two, with comments streaming in on social media, arguing that the singer didn't deserve to be chosen – particularly given that Saturday marked her 35th birthday.

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Fleur East was working with an injury

"WHAT?!?! Fleur doesn't deserve to be in the dance-off. There were a lot worse dances than hers," one remarked, while a second added: "Fleur is set up every week, it's actually gross."

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"I cannot believe that Fleur is in the bottom two again?!" admitted a third. "Please people don't forget to vote for people that deserve to be in the competition. She certainly was not the worst dancer to be in the bottom two."

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Fleur's fans were sad to see her in the dance-off

Fleur and her partner Vito Coppola were unanimously saved by all four judges in the dance-off. They performed a Salsa to Break My Soul by Beyonce, securing straight eights on Saturday night.

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