Strictly Come Dancing’s Danny John-Jules forced to stop rehearsals after injuring his toes

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STRICTLY star Danny John-Jules has had to pause rehearsals due to injury just days before the first live show.

The 58-year-old has hurt his toes after practising his routine for nine hours a day.

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Strictly star Danny John-Jules has had to pause rehearsals due to injury just days before the first live show[/caption]

Speaking to the Mirror, he said: “Mother Nature’s having a bit of a dig at me.

“I had to bandage my toes.”

His professional dance partner Amy Dowden, 27, ordered him to rest after noticing he

She said: “I was telling him he needed to put his feet up.”

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The 58-year-old has hurt his toes after practising his routine for nine hours a day[/caption]

It’s not the first time Danny’s training routine has been disrupted.

Just weeks ago he had to abandon a session after getting caught up in a hostage situation.

Danny was on his way to the gym when a man apparently locked himself inside Willesden Sports Centre.

Police evacuated the centre when the man ‘exposed’ himself and threatened to harm members of the public.

At least ten police cars surrounded the sports centre in north west London.

Danny tweeted a video from the incident and said: “So I just turned up to go to the gym and this is what I was greeted with.

“You know what I mean. What’s going on?

Danny John Jules' Strictly training was ruined by a hostage situation
Danny John Jules’ Strictly training was ruined by a hostage situation just weeks ago

“So apparently there’s a geezer or someone hold up in the gym and there’s a hostage negotiator being called for.

“So welcome to North West London.”

He wrote alongside the video: “Incident NW London has thwarted my Dance preparation #Strictly #KensalRise #Harlesen #Willesden.”

A spokesman said: ‘Police were called at 7.53am on Wednesday, August 29 to Willesden Sports Centre, following reports of a man exposing himself.

He wasn't able to train
He wasn’t able to train
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“The suspect, a 34-year-old man then jumped into the pool and threatened to harm officers and members of the public.

“All members of the public evacuated the pool and no one has suffered any injuries.

“Officers are concerned for the man’s welfare and remain at the scene. The centre remains closed.”

Danny is taking part in this year's Strictly
Danny is taking part in this year’s Strictly
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