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What happened to Neil Jones as he returns to Strictly Come Dancing?

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From Jamie Laing injuring himself before the competition part of the show even started to Will Bayley having to quit, this year’s Strictly Come Dancing has seen its fair share of casualties.

Professional dancer Neil Jones also had to take time off after injuring himself, and, as of Thursday, still didn’t know if he had the all-clear to perform this weekend.

What’s the latest Neil Jones injury update and is he dancing tonight?

What happened to Neil Jones?

Neil has been off Strictly for two weeks after suffering an injury before the Halloween special.

His injury was believed to be either a torn knee ligament or a pulled calf muscle, which can take up to six weeks to heal.

His partner, former footballer and MBE Alex Scott, has danced with Kevin Clifton for the last two weeks.

Is Neil Jones dancing on Strictly tonight?

After some uncertainty, he confirmed on Friday he would be returning to the show this weekend.

Speaking on It Takes Two, Neil revealed: ‘It’s great to be back, she’s been doing so well every week and I have to say thank you to Kevin [Clifton] because he has been there all the way and he’s been great this week, we couldn’t have done it without him.’

Neil and Alex will be dancing a Jive to Let’s Twist Again by Chubby Checker.

Watch Strictly Come Dancing tonight at 6: 50pm on BBC One.

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