Strictly Come Dancing: Fleur East updates on toe-nail injury

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Fleur East has shared an update about her gruesome toe injury from Strictly Come Dancing.

The 35-year-old singer and dance partner Vito Coppola have performed their way to the semi-finals this weekend, after getting the first perfect score of the series.

But it hasn’t come without her fair share of not-so-pretty injuries.

Back in October, she suffered from a pretty grim injury, explaining at the time: ‘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.

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

And now she’s found herself with her big toe ‘clipped off’.

Fleur East and Vito Coppola

Fleur’s injury got even worse from the sounds of things (Picture: BBC/Guy Levy)

She told Lorraine Kelly on her ITV daytime show on Friday: ‘I lost my big toe now, a few weeks back.

‘Vito clipped it off for me.’

‘She’s made the transformation, now she’s becoming a real dancer,’ Vito joked.

‘I’ve got bruises everywhere,’ Fleur meanwhile added to the injury list.

‘You’re such a trouper!’ Lorraine replied.

On Sunday, Fleur and Vito face the semi-finals with two dances, but it was only last week where she found herself in the dance-off for a third time.

Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas and Anton Du Beke opted to save Fleur over Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe with head judge Shirley saying: ‘Both couples danced exceptionally well but on this occasion, down to the technique qualities, I’d have saved Fleur and Vito.’

Strictly Come Dancing returns on Sunday at 7.15pm on BBC One.

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