Strictly's Natalie Gumede 'all clear' after back injury

Artem Chigvintsev and Natalie Gumede performing on Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Natalie Gumede is "all clear" to perform the quickstep on this Saturday's show after hurting her back.

The former Coronation Street star has announced on Twitter she's "thrilled" to be feeling better, after having to miss rehearsals because of an injury.

The 29-year-old had to have an MRI scan to see if she had slipped a disc in her back.

It's thought she had a slight fall in training on Tuesday.

But she's now posted a picture on Twitter of her stomach, with three surgical plasters attached, and a message.

It said: "After my epidural I'm thrilled to say I'm all clear to give birth to a quickstep - these babies won't stop me!"

Gumede is set to perform a dance routine to song Yeah by Usher.

Last weekend she finished top of the leader board with a score of 36 after performing a rumba to Rihanna's Love the Way You Lie.

Artem Chigvintsev and Natalie Gumede performing on Strictly Come Dancing

The soap star is one of the favourites to win the dancing competition.

The Voice winner Andrea Begley has also announced that she will be performing on Sunday night's results show.

Vanessa Feltz was voted off last weekend with golf star Tony Jacklin the first to leave.

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