Strictly's Ugo Monye 'unable to walk properly' as Oti Mabuse shares update from hospital


Oti Mabuse, 31, took to Instagram this morning to send support to Ugo Monye, 38, who is undergoing treatment in hospital today. The former rugby union star pulled out of the show on doctor’s orders due to issues with his back. 

Oti called her dance partner “brave” as she caught up with him from hospital over video call. 

Ugo was seen smiling fro the camera while in a hospital gown ready to go under for treatment.

“I’m nervous for him,” Oti admitted, telling fans that he still had his humour despite not being able to walk properly.

She went on to say that Ugo had been joking about wanting his gown to be designed by the Strictly team.

“Brave,” she added alongside a heart emoji.

Earlier this week, he issued a statement telling fans he wasn’t able to perform this weekend.

Oti later took to Instagram telling fans the team were doing all they can to help him return.

She commented: “Unfortunately he’s been experiencing a lot of pain in his back, which mean we won’t be dancing this weekend in the show.

“@bbcstrictly producers have been so supportive in helping him get better, thank you @sarahjamesface @jack.will.g and @stefaleksander for being so supportive, caring and understanding.

“We are doing all we can to get Ugo back on his fast feet and dancing again.”



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