Strictly Come Dancing have announced that Laura Whitmore will not be dancing tonight, Week Five, due to an ankle injury

Laura Whitmore will not perform on tonight’s Strictly Come Dancing due to an ankle injury she sustained earlier in the week.

A spokesperson for Strictly reported: “Laura has been checked by a doctor and the medical team on site and they have advised that she rests her ankle and does not dance this weekend.

“As per the rules of Strictly, because they can not dance, Laura and her partner Giovanni Pernice will receive a bye through to next week and the show will continue with a public vote as per usual.”