Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Fern Britton banned from rehearsals!

Fern Britton (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing star Fern Britton has been banned from rehearsals this week.

Producers have ordered Fern not to practice until Wednesday, having previously appeared in the show's Christmas special back in 2010.

Similar actions were taken with last year's winner Harry Judd, who had also previously appeared in one of Strictly's shorter Christmas performances.

While the other celebs have been training since Saturday, Fern and professional partner Artem Chigvintsev have been told they're not allowed to do any dancing!

Artem tweeted: “Have to wait till Wednesday to start training! Anticipation is killing me. Roll on.”

Meanwhile Natalie Lowe is also having to wait to begin training, with her celebrity partner Michael Vaughan busy until Wednesday.

She wrote to fans online: "Couldn't start today due to Michael's work commitments."

Former England Cricket captain Michael is currently in Scotland for England's match against Australia.

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