FOUR Strictly Come Dancing stars ill ahead of Halloween weekend

Strictly Come Dancing 2017

A number of Strictly Come Dancing stars could miss the live show this weekend due to illness.

Two celebs are currently training with alternative pro dancers while two of the all star cast themselves have been forced to miss rehearsals.

Gemma Atkinson's pro partner Aljaz Skorjanec is currently unable to dance due to injury, seeing Amy Dowden step up to help out Gemma with her jive.

Mollie King has been in training with a back up dancer because her partner AJ Pritchard is also battling sickness.

Meanwhile, both Simon Rimmer and Susan Calman have been forced to skip rehearsal time due to illness.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “It’s been a hell of a week. It’s as though half have been hit by a Halloween curse.”

It's not yet known if all four will be able to take to the dancefloor as planned on Saturday night.

However it wouldn't be the first time that pros or celebs have been forced to pull out of the live shows: Last year Brendan Cole had to sit a show out and so celeb partner Anastacia danced with Gorka Marquez.

The same weekend, celebrity contestant Laura Whitmore was also declared too injured to perform, with show bosses giving her a free pass through to the next weekend.

Going back further in Strictly history, Johnny Ball saw his original pro Aliona Vilani withdraw before the first live show after injuring her leg. He instead danced with Iveta Lukosiute.

Strictly Come Dancing 2017 airs this Saturday night on BBC One with its Halloween special.

Then on Sunday night, one more celebrity will be given the boot in the latest results show.

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