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Strictly’s Max George heads to the hospital to get a scan for a past wrist injury

Strictly’s Max George heads to the hospital to get a scan for a past wrist injury during a break from training for the show

Strictly Come Dancing‘s Max George revealed he had to go to hospital for a scan for a past injury as he continues to train for the show.

The Wanted singer, 32, sprained his wrist at the gym prior to appearing on the show, and was seen wearing a brace on one hand while he attended an appointment on Tuesday.

Taking to Instagram, Max posed in a hospital gown for a mirror selfie he shared with fans while he waited for the scan.

Ouch! Strictly’s Max George headed to the hospital to get a scan for a past wrist injury during a break from training for the show on Tuesday

While he was visiting the hospital, Max made sure to keep safe amid the coronavirus crisis by wearing a black face mask. 

Keeping positive spirits despite the injury Max joked about his socks, saying he’d ‘got [his] Homer feet back’ by wearing yellow socks, in reference to his and Dianne Buswell’s Simpsons-inspired dance last week.

Earlier in the day, Max showed off his wrist brace at a closer angle and told fans that he was heading out for his ‘scan day’. 

MailOnline contacted Max’s representatives for comment, who confirmed he had sustained the injury before making his debut on the show.

Injury: Max sprained his wrist at the gym prior to appearing on the show, and was seen wearing a brace on one hand while he attended an appointment

Injury: Max sprained his wrist at the gym prior to appearing on the show, and was seen wearing a brace on one hand while he attended an appointment

On Saturday, Max and Dianne left viewers’ jaws on the floor by performing a Couples Choice to The Simpsons Theme from the iconic animated series.

Max dressed as Homer while Dianne transformed into Marge, complete with a towering blue wig, for their dance. 

Despite seeming impossible the dance won over the judges with its difficult choreography, as Craig said: ‘Risky, difficult, it was sort of a street Charleston bizarrely, and I think people are gonna love or hate it and I loved it.’   

Last week, BBC bosses confirmed plans for a live audience at their shows in November would be axed as England was plunged into lockdown.

Risky: On Saturday, Max and Dianne left viewers' jaws on the floor by performing a Couples Choice to The Simpsons Theme from the iconic animated series

Risky: On Saturday, Max and Dianne left viewers’ jaws on the floor by performing a Couples Choice to The Simpsons Theme from the iconic animated series

The new rules, which come into effect on Thursday until Wednesday 2 December, ordered the nation to stay at home except for ‘specific purposes’. 

All home visits – including in gardens – are now banned unless you are part of a support bubble.  

So far, the contestants’ friends and family, as well as select chosen NHS workers, had been able to sit in the audience while wearing visors or face masks.   

Issuing a statement to their official website on Tuesday night, the BBC said they were ‘sad’ over the development which saw Movie Week go ahead without an audience.

It read: ‘In light of the new lockdown measures which take effect in England from Thursday 5 November, we’re sad to announce that we won’t be able to have a live studio audience for Strictly Come Dancing during November. 

‘Ticket holders have been notified. No tickets will be sent out for December shows until we are sure it will be safe and compliant to welcome audiences back, so please keep checking back for updates. We will continue to follow government guidelines.’

They added: ‘We understand how disappointing this will be, but we very much hope we will see some of you later in the series – and in the meantime you can continue to watch all the action from the comfort and safety of your sofa, live on Saturday nights, with extra backstage gossip every weekday evening on Strictly – It Takes Two.’ 

How did that work? Despite seeming impossible the dance won over the judges, as Craig said: 'Risky, difficult... I think people are gonna love or hate it and I loved it'

How did that work? Despite seeming impossible the dance won over the judges, as Craig said: ‘Risky, difficult… I think people are gonna love or hate it and I loved it’

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