Kelvin Fletcher: Strictly contestant considers taking sickness tablets to survive dances | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Kelvin Fletcher: Strictly contestant considers taking sickness tablets to survive dances | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Kelvin Fletcher, 35, admitted he was struggling with the twists and turns on Strictly‘s official podcast with host and former contestant, Joe Sugg and Kim Winston.

The actor said that during the first day of training for the dance with his professional dance partner, Oti Mabuse, the constant spinning in the dance made him unwell.

“I was sick for the first time on Monday,” he said: “That has always been my biggest fear with anything ballroom. With the waltz, especially the Viennese Waltz, it looks so beautiful and effortless and flows.

“The spins, they look so stunning but I fear them because the minute I start spinning my head goes and on Monday I was in the toilet and it wasn’t pretty,” he explained.

He said that it was his fellow co-star, BBC’s Mike Bushell, that suggested he try some motion sickness tables to cope with the dramatic spins.

“Travel sickness tablets. Mike mentioned that I should take them. I might have to give that a go,” he said.

Despite his spinning head, Kelvin will still take to the floor this weekend with Oti to perform the dance to Say Something by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera.

Following all the injuries that cursed the competition last week, Kelvin discussed the drama when he appeared on BBC Breakfast on Thursday morning alongside hosts Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt.

The former Emmerdale star reflected on Will Bayley leaving the competition after an accident and Neil Jones unable to perform last Saturday due to injuring his calf.

Kelvin laughed: “I hope it’s not me!

“I come in and everyone gets injured!”

Kelvin was a last-minute addition to the Strictly lineup after Made In Chelsea star, Jamie Laing, was forced to pull out of the show with a foot injury.

Speaking about coming in to the competiton last minute, Kelvin believes it could have helped him.

He told Naga and Charlie: “It was a strange process but I didn’t know anything but that.

“I didn’t have the hype or the pressure but in a couple of hours I knew I was doing it.

“It’s been unfortunate for a lot of reasons but it shows people are giving their absolute all to this there are unfortunate situations where [injuries] happen.”

Kelvin explained how much Will will be missed after his shock and emotional exit from the show.

He said: “I think he’s an amazing character. It was a great loss to the show.”

Kelvin is currently the favourite to win this year’s Strictly competition and finished in a solid second place on the leaderboard following last week’s Halloween special.

He may have been a last-minute replacement, but the soap star has wowed viewers every week with his incredible moves and was awarded the first ten of the series for his blockbuster Charleston during Movie Week.

Hopefully he’ll figure out his motion sickness and pull off another smashing dance on Saturday.

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday on BBC.

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