Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Ola Jordan misses rehearsals after mum's heart attack

Strictly Come Dancing pro Ola Jordan has taken time out of the show this week after her mum suffered a heart attack.

The Polish dancer learned of the news just hours before performing live on Saturday night's show, and quickly flew out to Poland to see mum Janina Grabowska in hospital.

According to The Sun, Ola will return to the UK on Thursday night, leaving her celeb partner Sid Owen to rehearse with a different partner.

The newspaper reports that Strictly bosses have drafted in Johnny Ball’s former dance partner, Iveta Lukosiute, to help train the former Eastender's star.

It's then expected that Ola will join the pair on Thursday to pick up the routine, before performing with Sid on Saturday night's Halloween themed special show.

A source told the newspaper: “It is devastating news for Ola. Her mum is out of the woods but it has been a huge shock for the family.

“She was a real trooper agreeing to dance on Saturday night with that at the front of her mind.

“We’ve told her to take as long as she needs.”

Strictly Come Dancing returns this weekend on Saturday 27th October at 6.30pm for Strictly’s spooktacular Halloween special with the results show on Sunday 28th October at 7.20pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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