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Will Michelle Williams dance this Saturday?

Posted on October 28, 2010

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Michelle Williams, one of the celebrities in this year’s “Strictly Come Dancing”, has damaged her ankle after a fall in training.

Though Michelle had felt no injury at the time, she found her ankle beginning to swell overnight. When she visited the “Strictly” physiotherapist on Tuesday, he ruled out a broken bone, but x-ray results suggest ligament damage. Michelle has been told not to train until today, and to have regular physiotherapy. It’s still touch and go as to whether Michelle can dance in this weekend’s show. She is scheduled to dance with Brendan Cole, her regular professional partner this Saturday. Last week, she was partnered by Ian Waite, while Brendan returned to New Zealand for his father’ funeral.

This weekend, the 11 remaining couples will perform one of the jive, the paso doble, the Viennese waltz or the Argentine tango. The whole show will have a Halloween theme, with a specially-decorated studio, spooky music and creepy costumes.

For views and analysis, see “Strictly Speaking”, Marianka Swain’s blog of the new series.

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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