Strictly Come Dancing’s Ugo Monye pulls out of show to recover from back pain

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Ugo Monye will not be competing on Strictly Come Dancing this weekend, the rugby star confirmed.

The 38-year-old took to Twitter on Thursday to confirm the news to his loyal legion of fans while the budding contestant recovers at home.

The professional sportsman explained his "history of back problems" which has caused him countless issues in the past and has previously interrupted his success on the rugby pitch.

And now the brunette hunk's long-term injury has interrupted his activities once again which has forced him to take a break from the beloved dance competition for one week.

He penned: “Unfortunately I’m not going to be able to dance this weekend on the show.

“I have a history of back problems which has always been managed under the guidance of medical professionals.

"Unfortunately this has been causing me some unwanted back problems this week!"

Ugo informed his fans that he has been supported by the Strictly producers as well as his understanding dance partner Oti Mabuse.

He added: "I have been advised by medical professionals and with huge support from Strictly to get some treatment & rest to ensure that I can get myself back to full capacity & fighting fit for next week.

"Gutted Oti & I won't be dancing this weekend but wishing all the other contestants the best of luck & will be cheering them on from home! @bbcstrictly."

And fans soon poured out to support the rugby star online as the doting dad-of-two was flooded with sweet get well soon messages online.

One user wrote: "Wishing you a speedy recovery Ugo!! So sorry you can't perform this week but excited to see you return soon."

Another disappointed fan added: "Noo so gutted! [Fingers crossed emoji] you'll be back next week! My husband is a huge rugby/ Harlequins fan and watching you is the only reason he watches strictly with me!"

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