Neil Jones will return to Strictly Come Dancing this weekend

Neil Jones will return to Strictly Come Dancing this weekend

Neil Jones will return to ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ on Saturday (09.11.19), following his calf injury.
The professional dancer has been forced to miss the last two weeks of the BBC Latin and ballroom dance competition’s live shows with his celebrity partner Alex Scott after suffering an excruciating calf injury, but it has now been confirmed he will be back on the dance floor this weekend.
Speaking on ‘Strictly’ spin-off show ‘It Takes Two’ on Friday (08.11.19), Alex – who has been dancing with Kevin Clifton whilst Neil has been recovering – said: "I now know who I’m dancing with. Are you ready? Shall we bring him in? It is … I am dancing with, my normal partner Neil Jones! He is back, yes."
And Neil added: "It’s great to be back. She’s been doing so well every week, and Kevin I have to say thank you, because Kevin has been there all the way and he’s been great this week. We couldn’t had done it without him."
This week, former football star Alex has been rehearsing her jive routine with both Neil and Kevin, and said earlier in the week that they’ve both been "amazing".
She said: "I’ve been dancing with both, and Neil will make the decision.
"If he’s 100 per cent, I know he will go out there and dance. Actually, I just want to say how frustrating it’s been for Neil.
"Just hearing everybody speak about me dancing with Kev, and this guy is amazing! I want to be at the level that I’m at with him right now.
"Whether I’m dancing with Neil or I’m dancing with Kev, they are both amazing guys."
And the news will no doubt come as a relief to Neil, as on Thursday (07.11.19) he still had no idea if he would be dancing this weekend.
He said: "I’m really hoping. I still don’t know.
"I’ve been dancing a lot today. I’ve been doing that. It’s been feeling good, but I need to be passed by the physio."