Strictly Come Dancing's Max George suffers nasty wrist injury just days before first live show

STRICTLY Come Dancing's Max George has suffered the first injury of the series – being spotted wearing a support brace on his wrist just days before the first live show.

The 32-year-old star looked downcast as he arrived for rehearsals with professional dance partner Dianne Buswell this morning after spraining his wrist at the gym.

Max was dressed casually in a pair of grey tracksuit bottoms, and a T-Shirt under a red plaid shirt, with a bag slung over one shoulder.

He kept warm with a black beanie and was also sure to wear his protective face covering.

The nude support bandage on his right arm was clearly on display, with a Strictly spokesperson explaining: "Max sprained his wrist in the gym a few weeks ago, so it's just there for support while he trains."

Dianne, 31, was also seen as she headed into rehearsals, dressed in all black with a tie-dye hoodie, and her trademark red hair styled with French plaits.



The pair have limited time to combat Max's injury before he has to perform in front of the judges for the first time, with all of the celebs set to take to the dancefloor this Saturday.

Max previously revealed his nerves at taking part in the BBC show, admitting that he is such a bad dancer he almost lost his place in boy band The Wanted due to his lack of rhythm.

The hunk shot to fame in the group, and his bandmate Jay McGuinness won the 2015 series of Strictly after impressing with his own fancy footwork.

Max is the first celebrity this series to have been seen with an injury, although Jamie Laing famously injured his foot while recording last year's launch show – forcing him to pull out of the competition and return in 2020.


Meanwhile, there was chaos earlier this month when pop star HRVY tested positive for coronavirus – but thankfully after isolating and then testing negatively for the disease he was able to return to the competition as planned.

Strictly launched at the weekend, with nine million fans tuning in to see which professional dancers the stars had been paired with.

Maisie Smith, Ranvir Singh, and Clara Amfo are among the stars to join Max, HRVY, and Jamie in this year's competition.

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