Strictly’s Dianne Buswell defends Dev Griffin after he drops her during rehearsal

Pro dancer Dianne had to be taken to hospital after celebrity contestant Dev Griffin accidentally dropped her.

Strictly Come Dancing professional Dianne Buswell has defended celebrity partner Dev Griffin after she had to be rushed to hospital following a fall during rehearsals.

Dianne landed on her head after radio DJ Dev accidentally dropped her as they prepared for the third live show tonight.

Taking to Twitter after the news emerged, Dianne told fans that it wasn’t Dev’s fault and that she is fine.

“Morning everybody thank you for all the lovely msgs of concern,” she wrote. “We had an accident key word being accident it was not Dev’s fault at all these things happen.

“But great news is I’m fine and we both can not wait to dance tonight xxxx thanks again for your thoughts and well wishes.”

It was reported the Strictly pro dancer, 30, fell 8ft after Dev lost his grip while rotating her above his shoulders as they performed a tricky lift.

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A source had told The Sun, “Dev let her slip from his grasp and Dianne fell and landed on her head. It couldn’t have been worse.”

They added, “It was horrible to watch Dianne lying prostrate on the floor.”

Dianne was eventually released from a North London hospital after doctors diagnosed her with whiplash.

And proving there was no serious damage, Dianne has been sharing lots of behind the scenes clips ahead of tonight’s live show, which will see them perform Couples’ Choice to Friend Like Me by Will Smith.

Alongside a photo of them rehearsing, Dianne heaped praise on her partner, writing, “I couldn’t be prouder of Dev really he is so lovely to work with and give it his all every week.”