Will Young is the first celebrity to injure himself whilst rehearsing for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing 2016.
The Pop Idol winner didn’t take long to get injured, with the first show set to air tonight on BBC One.
Will’s fellow Strictly cast member Ed Ball stated: “It’s touch and go whether Will will be able to make the first weekend”.
To make matters worse, Will did not even injure himself whilst dancing. Will hurt his ankle after slipping up while having a cigarette. Oops.
“I slipped on a step,” he revealed to Digital Spy.
The singer joked: “It’s not as bad as I’m making out but I’m trying to get sympathy.”
Will added: “I’m just clumsy. I just tripped over a step. I think I was going out for a cigarette and I tripped over a step.”
However Will’s found rehearsing for tonight’s first dance tough going.
“I keep on asking for breaks,” he said. “Every time they go, ‘Okay, we are going…’ I say, ‘Break? Break? No?’ They work us hard.”
The former Pop Idol winner added: “It doesn’t feel like a competition. And it’s not a talent show. It’s an experience – it’s like the Strictly experience.
“I think people talk about that – the chance to learn, that side of things. It would just be nice to learn as many dances as I can and not fall over steps.”
Strictly Come Dancing 2016 returns tonight at 6:50PM on BBC One.