Nigel Harman injured his rib last week (Picture: BBC)
Nigel Harman spoke at length about his rib injury on Monday’s It Takes Two.
The 50-year-old actor said he was ‘still in pain’ at the beginning of the week and also revealed what he’s been up to since being forced to quit Strictly Come Dancing.
Nigel was unable to perform with dance partner Katya Jones on Saturday after he injured his rib while practising a jump in rehearsals.
Speaking to host Fleur East at the beginning of the week, the Casualty star said: ‘I’m still in quite a bit of pain.’
He went on: ‘I was sort of moping around the house going, I wonder what Katya’s doing today?
‘So it feels quite strange, because it’s only been three days. Three days ago we were about to do this dance that we knew was going to be great.’
Speaking to host Fleur East at the beginning of the week, Nigel said: ‘I’m still in quite a bit of pain’ (Picture: BBC)
Nigel also said: ‘It feels quite strange and surreal. I’m missing people already, but I don’t feel like I’ve left yet.’
Speaking about her time with Nigel, Katya, 34, added: ‘Every week reminded me, it’s not a technical competition.
‘We are here to light up every Saturday night for everyone to watch. To deliver entertainment, to enjoy ourselves and to tell stories and to love what we do.’
Reflecting on his time on Strictly, Nigel said on Saturday: ‘This hasn’t really sunk in’ (Picture: BBC)
Katya continued: ‘Pretty much everything is out of our hands. The way I approach it every year is, I’m just here with [an] open heart, full of belief… with love and care and support to guide this person.’
Nigel and Katya were due to perform a Charleston to Step In Time from Disney’s Mary Poppins during Saturday’s quarter-final.
The former EastEnder revealed on Saturday’s live show he had been taken to A&E after he fell and said it had not quite ‘sunk in’ that he would not be performing anymore.
Nigel and Katya were due to perform a Charleston to Step In Time from Disney’s Mary Poppins during Saturday’s quarter-final (Picture: PA)
He told host Claudia Winkleman: ‘I was leaping off a rostrum and was about to be caught by some very handsome men and – as I flew – I was Peter Pan and – as I landed – I was in A&E.
‘I’ve done something to my rib basically and it’s quite painful. I’m a little bit high on painkillers as well, but I’m having a lovely time.’
Reflecting on his time on Strictly, he added: ‘This hasn’t really sunk in. When I watched everyone come down the stairs I was like “Oh, this is real. I’m not part of this anymore”, and that’s quite sad.
‘I’ve been avoiding Kat all day as that makes it really real as well.’
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