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Strictly's Jordan breaks nose in rehearsal

Denise Van Outen and James Jordan
Image caption Celebrities will make their dancing debut on Friday night's first live show of the series

Strictly Come Dancing star James Jordan will make his debut on Friday night's show with a broken nose.

His wife, Ola - also a professional dancer - accidentally kicked him in the face as they practised a group dance for the show.

Jordan, who was seen by medics after the accident, is partnered with the actress and singer Denise Van Outen.

Ola later tweeted, saying: "I'm so so sorry @The_JamesJordan, I feel so bad!!!!"

Jordan is the third professional dancer to receive an injury during rehearsals for this year's show.

Dancer Artem Chigvintsev was also hurt on Friday when he was hit in the face by fellow professional Flavia Cacace's elbow.

He is believed to have been bruised on the cheek.

Last week, 28-year-old professional dancer Aliona Vilani fractured her ankle while practising a tango routine with veteran TV presenter Johnny Ball.

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Media captionJohnny Ball is best known for presenting science and mathematics programmes for children in the 1970s and 1980s.

She will miss the first live show on Friday night and may be out of the competition for two to four weeks.

In the meantime, Ball will be partnered by Iveta Lukosiute, a veteran of US show So You Think You Can Dance?

James Jordan said he was determined to carry on for the sake of Van Outen, who missed her grandfather's funeral to maintain the couple's strict training schedule.

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