Strictly Jodys future sealed as contingencies in place after hospital dash

Strictly Come Dancing have revealed that they are "hopeful" Jody Cundy may perform in tonight's show, but there are "contingencies" in place in case he is unable.

The Paralympian was rushed to hospital at 4am and had no choice but to miss multiple rehearsals with partner Jowita Przystal after discovering a worrying infection in his leg.

The 44-year-old was seen heading to Elstree Studios today – the filming location of Strictly Come Dancing.

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It seems Jody may not miss Movie Week, as the BBC are betting that the star will be able to dance in tonight's show.

A Strictly Come Dancing spokesperson told the son they are "hopeful that Jody will be able to perform tonight".

However, the network have put "there are contingencies in place should he not be able to".

Jody previously told It Takes Two that the infection was quite a surprise as he said: “It's been a week of highs and lows. The first two days have absolutely flown by.

"The end of day two we had done the full routine a number of times which I had not done for the previous two dances.

"I was really confident that I could perfect everything for Saturday.

"I got home on Tuesday night and took my leg off and was like 'oh, that's quite sore'.

The Cambridgeshire-born man shared that he woke up in the middle of the night, shocked to find his leg had worsened: “I didn't really think too much of it and cleaned it, bathed it and made sure it was all ok.

"I got up at 4am and looked at my leg, it was warm, swollen and I was like 'that's getting infected'.”

Jody has since reported his leg is "healing and getting better", confirming the swelling has "gone down a little bit more."

He was recently spotted with crutches, with fans hopeful he will recover in time for tonight's show.

Many took to Instagram to share their support, writing in his comments section, "Healing prayers, hope you can dance on Saturday xx" and "You've got this you've been fantastic so far, go team".

Strictly Come Dancing airs tonight on BBC One at 6.20pm.

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