Adam Thomas set to perform on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Halloween special after second illness

Adam Thomas will perform on the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Halloween special credit:Bang Showbiz
Adam Thomas will perform on the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Halloween special credit:Bang Showbiz

Adam Thomas will perform on the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Halloween special.

The ‘Emmerdale’ actor, 35, had sparked panic among show bosses when he pulled out of an appearance on the dance contest’s ‘It Takes Two’ spin-off show on Friday (27.10.23) night following an illness.

But a spokesperson for the BBC show has now told The Sun about how he will be back in the ballroom for Saturday (28.10.23) night’s spooky show: “Adam is feeling much better and will be performing tonight.”

Adam and his professional dance partner Luba Mushtuk, 33, are set perform an American Foxtrot with a spooky twist.

Adam’s wife Caroline has revealed she was heading to watch his rehearsals along with their kids ahead of the live BBC One show by posting a photo on Instagram of her with their children Teddy and Elsie-Rose, which she captioned: “‘SCD’ week 6 rehearsals here we come.”

Adam shared her post to his socials.

The BBC had confirmed there was an emergency back-up plan for Adam’s role on Saturday’s show, with a spokesperson saying: “We are hopeful Adam will be better and able to perform this weekend. There are contingencies in place should he not be able to. The health and well-being of the Strictly cast and crew is production’s absolute priority.”

Adam’s decision to pull out of ‘It Takes Two’ marks the second time in two weeks he has fallen ill.

The previous week Adam was forced to miss rehearsals after struggling with illness as a winter flu hit the cast.

Adam also suffers from the autoimmune condition rheumatoid arthritis and days after he was confirmed to be joining ‘Strictly’ the actor reposted a message he put online in August about the impact of the condition on his body.

He said: “I’ve been in a lot of pain since January, it started with my knees and then travelled to my wrists, fingers and now ankles and toes.

“I never knew what was happening and finally after several blood tests and back and forth to doctors and hospitals, I’ve been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis!

“I thought that was something people, later on in there life get… but that’s not the case, clearly!

“It’s been a tough old year but… . Finally I’m on the right plan now! Finally getting it under control. For now!

“But some days are better than others and am not going to lie, it’s been hard not being able to train properly, it’s has had a huge knock on effect for me personally, but not only that for my family too!!

“And I just want to say thank you to @carolinethomas23 and the kids for going on this journey with me, as I know it’s been challenging and frustrating at times but hopefully we’re on the right path now!”