Jade Johnson’s future on Strictly Come Dancing still hangs in the balance after she “popped” her knee last week.

The athlete was injured during last week’s dress rehearsal and was unable to perform.

On Wednesday a spokesman for the BBC said it was still not known whether she would be fit to take part this Saturday: “She was checked out by a doctor yesterday and will be checked again today – no decision has been made yet, we’re taking one day at a time.”

Jade told the Mirror she is worried about her Olympic career as well as her chances of winning the Glitterball Trophy on the dance competition.

She said: “Anyone in my situation would be worried about the Olympics as well as the show.”

Speaking earlier this week to whatsontv.co.uk, former Strictly winner Karen Hardy said she thought Jade should leave the competition to protect her Olympic career.

She said “If it was me I would be out of the show and protecting my career. But it would all depend on how serious the injury is. If it is serious and going to affect her entire career than I’d be out.

“She’s made such a huge impact with what she’s doing, she’s brilliant! With Jade, we’ve got to be careful – she’s the future, she’s representing England!”

Read the full interview with Karen here.