News broke last night that unfortunately Frankie Bridge has reluctantly had to step down from performing in the 2015 Strictly Come Dancing UK tour...but don't fear, the Strictly Come Dancing producers have confirmed her replacement - RACHEL STEVENS!
The Saturday's star is pregnant with her second child, but has a condition called Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which can effect the early months of pregnancy...but don't fear, the Strictly Come Dancing producers have confirmed her replacement - RACHEL STEVENS!
The former S Club 7 star is no stranger to Strictly. She was runner-up in the 2008 BBC1 series and went on to dance around the country in the 2009 Strictly Tour and more recently appeared in the 2014 Christmas Special. She will perform on the 2015 tour with pro dancer, Kevin Clifton.
Rachel said: “I’m really happy for Frankie and Wayne - it’s great news to start the New Year with! I know she’s disappointed not to be doing the tour - I was supporting Team Frankie during the show and she was fantastic, but I’m happy to be able to step in for her. It’s no secret that I loved my time in Strictly and that I’m a big fan of the dances so I'm excited to be back and to get my dancing shoes on again. Today, I’m straight into rehearsals learning the routines and meeting the guys and next week we’ll be on tour seeing fans across the country - I can’t wait!"
If you fancy seeing Ms Stevens do her thing here at the Barclaycard Arena, you can still buy tickets to the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour right here.
We're over the moon for Frankie Bridge and her husband Wayne and wish them the best of luck.
Frankie has sent this message to her fans and supporters: “Wayne and I are delighted to announce that we are expecting our second baby. It is very early days, but we couldn’t be happier and Parker will make a wonderful big brother. Although this is such an incredible time for us as a family, due to health reasons I am sadly unable to go on the Strictly tour as planned. I’m devastated that I’m missing out, as I loved Strictly so much and was so looking forward to joining everyone again in all those fabulous arenas. Thanks for the warm messages I've already received, they are really appreciated."