Adam Thomas' performance on this week's episode of Strictly Come Dancing is at risk as bosses make last-minute contingency arrangements. The actor, known for his role in Emmerdale, had to cancel his appearance on the BBC show spin-off It Takes Two due to medical reasons. A spokesperson for Strictly reassured fans that the health and well-being of the cast is their top priority, and plans are being put in place in case Adam is too ill to perform on Saturday's Halloween special.
During the It Takes Two episode, Adam's dance partner Luba Mushtuk appeared solo and explained that he was absent due to medical reasons. Host Fleur East mentioned Luba and assured viewers that Adam was resting and preparing for Saturday night's performance. Adam is set to perform a horror-themed routine for Halloween.
This absence comes after Adam shared on Instagram earlier this week that leaving his family behind for early morning training has been tough. He expressed his love for his wife and daughter, acknowledging that his daughter takes after him. Last week, Adam had faced setbacks, including being banned from rehearsals due to flu outbreak fears. However, he scored 32 during his emotionally charged performance on Saturday night, earning a nine for the first time.
Taking to Instagram again, Adam expressed his pride in the performance and praised his partner Luba. Despite the challenges and less time to train, Adam feels that he is improving week by week and gaining more confidence. He is determined to give his all and appreciates having Luba by his side.
Adam's emotional reaction to the judges' praise during Saturday's live episode showed his dedication to the competition. With his performance in doubt for this week, fans are eagerly waiting to see if Adam will be able to take the stage and continue his Strictly journey.