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Injured Laura misses Strictly Week Five after hurting her ankle

Laura whitmore dancing with Giovanni Pernice.PA
Laura Whitmore hurt her ankle in Strictly training

Laura Whitmore missed Strictly Week Five after hurting her ankle in training.

Laura got a free pass into Week Six after doctors told her to rest her ankle.

The TV presenter was supposed to perform a jive with partner Giovanni Pernice.

Laura said she was really disappointed as it was the dance she was looking forward to most.

Brendan Cole with partner Anastacia
Brendan will miss this weeks live shows

Meanwhile Brendan Cole was also missing from the show after doctors recommended he rest following a lung infection

He had to sit out training while he recovered from the illness. His celebrity partner, singer Anastasia, danced with Gorka Marquez, who stepped in on the night.

Gorka was originally the dance partner of Eastenders actress Tameka Empson who went out in week three.

They performed a Quickstep to Frank Sinatra's My Kind of Town.