The professional dancer took to the dancefloor on Saturday (September 23) with Les Dennis, and could be seen with blood streaming down her neck after an accident with an earring.
“I didn’t even feel it!” she told Janette Manrara on It Takes Two, with the presenter noting: “I always knew you were a machine – now it’s fact.”
The pair were at the bottom of the leaderboard after scoring 16 points for their Tango, but Les remarked that he enjoyed his first dance despite the low marks from the judges.
“I don’t care, that’s fine! There’s only one way to go from here and that’s up – although it could be down,” he joked. “I loved that Shirley [Ballas] said ‘you’re better than you think you are’ – that was really nice. I have imposter syndrome, so I loved that.”
Nancy wasn’t the only Strictly contestant to suffer an injury this week, with Bobby Brazier revealing – via dance partner Dianne Buswell – that he had suffered his first set of blisters during rehearsals.
Zara McDermott, who is partnered with Graziano Di Prima, has also had her fair share of foot trouble, with the Love Island star remarking that “half her toe had fallen off” following a week of training.
Despite being towards the bottom of the leaderboard, Zara revealed that she was proud of her opening performance, which saw her score 19 points for the Cha-cha-cha.
“I am proud of myself for doing my absolute best, for going out there even though I know I have so much work to do, and being the most nervous I've ever been in my life,” she wrote.
Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturdays and Sundays on BBC One, while spin-off Strictly: It Takes Two airs on weeknights on BBC Two. Both shows are available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
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