Nigel Harman has reportedly been forced to quit Strictly Come Dancing just hours before Saturday night’s live show.
The actor, 50, was gearing up to perform a Charleston to Step in Time from Mary Poppins with his professional partner Katya Jones for the quarter finals.
However, it has been claimed that he has been forced to pull out of the BBC dance contest on ‘medical grounds’, leaving him ‘really disappointed.
Nigel was said to have missed training on Saturday morning amid his exit, after working ‘really hard’ in rehearsals to try and secure a place in the final.
The BBC confirmed to MailOnline: ‘Unfortunately Nigel has sustained an injury which means he is unable to perform in tonight’s show and has had to withdraw from Strictly.’
A source told The Sun: ‘Nigel wasn’t in training this morning, and other dancers were informed later on in the day. He and Katya were really disappointed as they were hoping to stay in the competition.
‘They hadn’t been in the bottom two so had a real chance of making it to the finals.
‘Nigel has been training really hard and really through himself into rehearsals.’
MailOnline has contacted Nigel’s representatives and the BBC for comment.
Nigel Harman has reportedly been forced to quit Strictly Come Dancing just hours before Saturday night’s live show