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Strictly star Matt Goss admits it's 'good' he left before Halloween due to health issue

He said: "I have Poland Syndrome, so I only have one pec that was brought to the attention of a lot of people so I'm glad that the Poland Syndrome [was brought to people's attention].”"I remember sitting down and tears falling out of my eyes watching the Olympics - it was given a name and it hadn't been given a name."A Poland Syndrome charity said they'd never had so much publicity and an 85-year-old man said he didn't know what it was called until he read the piece.“Because people look at you and it's like, 'what's going on', you feel like a weirdo and now I feel like I am who I am."According to the NHS, Poland Syndrome is a very rare condition that is characterised by webbing of the fingers and of underdevelopment of chest muscle.Following his stint on Strictly, Matt spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about his time on the show as he promotes his upcoming Christmas single, The Beautiful Unknown.Matt explained that the criticism he received for not "smiling enough" was down to "stuff" going on in his life, hinting at personal woes he wanted to keep away from the dancefloor.Express.co.uk asked the Bros singer if he paid attention to any of the critiques on social media or from the judges.Matt said: "Apparently I wasn't smiling enough on Strictly and I'm sure you know there's stuff going on in my life that had to take precedence and I had to resolve that."I didn't want to reveal either because it was painful and I just, you know, had to hold on and I wanted to put my best foot forward, no pun intended.So I didn't feel the need to share that on social media."Matt recently moved back to the UK after living in the US for 25 years, as his return sadly took place without his mother and sister around to support him. In 2019,

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Strictly's Matt Goss opens up about 'very rare' health condition to help raise awareness - express.co.uk - Poland
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Strictly's Matt Goss opens up about 'very rare' health condition to help raise awareness
Matt Goss, 54, has opened up about his rare muscle condition in order to give children growing up with the syndrome more confidence.The star also praised Strictly Come Dancing for the way they have handled his condition, adding that the BBC show has helped him both physically and mentally.Matt has revealed just how much Strictly has done for his self-esteem after being born with a “very rare” condition. The musician was born with Poland syndrome, which is a condition characterised by webbing of the fingers and of underdevelopment of chest muscle, according to the NHS.Matt has shared that he has “one pectoral muscle on the right side instead of two.The lower one is missing, but the upper one is fine and strong.”When Matt was the frontman of Bros, he used to “pose covering that side of his chest”.However, he now has plans to reshoot campaigns thanks to the newfound confidence Strictly Come Dancing has given him. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Matt said: “My posture has improved since being on Strictly. I want to say to the judges, you’ve made me want to improve this and be proud of my posture. “I want to thank them.This is a journey for me – every week I am getting stronger.”He went on to praise Strictly’s costume team, who had been “kind and discreet” when it came to outfit fittings.Matt explained: “It has been one of my favourite things about the Strictly experience.The costume team were relative strangers at the beginning, but from the start, they’ve always been very kind and discreet – it has really touched me.“If I get a jacket made it will pull on the right side more.
Gorka Marquez - Gemma Atkinson - 'Bl**** horrible month!' Gemma Atkinson gives worrying update during health problems - express.co.uk - Britain
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'Bl**** horrible month!' Gemma Atkinson gives worrying update during health problems
Gemma Atkinson said she would like to “keep it real” with her fans as they have become like an “extended family” before going on to explain how her health has taken some worrying turns over the past month.The 37-year-old fitness guru, who is engaged to Strictly Come Dancing professional Gorka Márquez, 32, shared an honest post on her Instagram stories for her 1.8 million followers to read.Within the statement, she said: “Wanted to keep it real with you lot on here as its always like having an extended family.“It’s been a “bl**** horrible month.“Early Sept I had to have a colonoscopy from smear results that they weren’t happy with.Thankfully everything was fine, no issues at all, but the build up to waiting wasn’t great…“I think we automatically assume the worst as humans don’t we!”Sick with worry over her own health, Gemma went on to say things sadly went from bad to worse as the day after getting her colonoscopy results she had to have a tooth out.“I had my tooth out and then the dry socket [when a blood clot fails to develop in the tooth socket, causing an ache or throbbing pain] started which was agony for 10 days,” the former Emmerdale star explained.Slowly getting over her dental work, Gemma was hit with “another infection” which knocked her sideways, forcing her to take time off of her drivetime radio show at Hits Radio UK.“Thankfully getting over” her infection, the star, who has a young daughter Mia with fiancé Gorka said that the next problem she had to overcome was the worry her pooch Norman caused her.Writing in the post she said: “Yesterday Norman’s breathing went funny. Very shallow and fast.“They did some bloods and he too has an infection and the enzymes in his liver are high.
Shirley Ballas - Strictly judge Shirley Ballas, 61, bids 'difficult farewell' as she issues health update - express.co.uk - city London
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Strictly judge Shirley Ballas, 61, bids 'difficult farewell' as she issues health update
Shirley Ballas, 61, has bid a “difficult” farewell to Jason Vale, who also goes by ‘The Juice Master’, after he helped her work through her “health situation”.The Strictly Come Dancing judge gave fans an update on her health on her Instagram story today.  Shirley took to Instagram to share her experience at the Juice Master Retreats in view of her 235,000 followers. “Saying goodbye to this beautiful soul was difficult,” she captioned a picture of herself and Jason smiling as they posed with pretend Strictly judging paddles. “But I feel he’s helped my health situation 100 percent."She then went on to express her “huge gratitude” for Jason and Juice Master Retreats. Juice Master Retreats are Jason’s yoga and fitness retreats, helping guests to relax, recharge and rejuvenate over seven days. Jason is a best-selling author of 16 books on health, addiction and the health practice of juicing.Earlier on, Shirley shared a video to her Instagram story, where she gushed about what a wonderful week she had experienced at the retreat.“So, seven days completed here at the Juicy Oasis with Jason Vale,” she said.“I have to say goodbye now - beautiful view. “Wish I was staying another week but, hey ho,” she continued. “Feeling great - what an experience!”She also shared a clip of herself and Jason dancing with the rest of the group at the retreat with the caption: “What a week Jason Vale you have those moves.” (sic)Shirley’s news that her health situation is much improved comes after her announcement earlier this year that she had to go to the doctors about her shoulder following a cancer scare.In February, she took to social media to reveal that she had to take a day off from the Strictly tour to visit a hospital in London. Last year,
Graziano Di-Prima - Strictly's Graziano di Prima inundated with support from fans amid Covid concerns - express.co.uk - Italy
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Strictly's Graziano di Prima inundated with support from fans amid Covid concerns
Strictly Come Dancing star Graziano di Prima has taken to Instagram after being inundated with messages of support from fans who thought he had Covid.The Italian dance star, 27, previously revealed that he was feeling unwell, which led to concerned fans worrying that he was suffering from coronavirus.Earlier in the day, Graziano took to Instagram to reveal that he was heading to the gym.Taking a quick video of himself in a mirror, the dance pro filmed in black and white as he prepared to work out.In view of his 161,000 followers, he captioned the story: "Let's do this!"The next story showed a flushed-looking Graziano as he pouted for his socials.He penned: "Gym + sauna = Feeling worse than before," alongside a crying emoji.His snap seemed to have sparked concern from his followers who thought he may be suffering from Covid.Appearing in his stories, the Strictly star clarified whether he was suffering from the virus.Graziano said: "Hey guys, I'm receiving so many messages like, 'Do you have Covid?' and stuff."No, I'm just tired!" he laughed."No Covid, no Covid, luckily," he signed off.His post comes days after his Strictly co-star Oti Mabuse bid him an emotional farewell following her exit from the BBC show last month.The dance professional, 31, spoke affectionately of their bond, a week after she confirmed that she was leaving the popular BBC show after seven years as a dancer.Oti's goodbye comes as Graziano reposted a message from a fan account.After a fan expressed their upset at not seeing the duo dance together again, Graziano shared the post, adding: "Awww @otimabuse."Responding to the post that had been shared by the Italian dance pro, Oti wrote: "You'll always have a very special unique place in my
Claudia Winkleman - ‘Go and get it checked!’ Strictly's Claudia Winkleman issued health warning by famous mum - express.co.uk - Britain
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‘Go and get it checked!’ Strictly's Claudia Winkleman issued health warning by famous mum
Claudia Winkleman, 50, has revealed that her mother, author and journalist, Eve Pollard, noticed an early symptom and urged her daughter to speak to a doctor. Eve is the Vice Chair of Wellbeing of Women; a UK charity dedicated to funding research across all of women's reproductive and gynaecological health.Appearing on an episode of Postcards From Midlife last month, hosted by former magazine editors Lorraine Candy and Trish Halpin, Claudia said her mother advised her to “definitely go and get your hormones checked” when she had shared that she had been waking up earlier than normal.When asked if her mother had prepared her for the menopause while she was growing up, Claudia was quick to reply: “Yes!”The BBC presenter explained: “I was brought up with that just all being part of my life and she sort of talked about the menopause, but — my mum and I know lots of people have had a horrible time — she had an OK time with it, but she said it will come.“She loves the doctor.“We worship the health service.Claudia then added: “So when I started waking up early, she said definitely go and get your hormones checked.”Perimenopause usually begins several years before menopause and describes the time when the ovaries gradually begin to make less oestrogen.Speaking on the Postcards From Midlife podcast, Claudia said she has had to make certain lifestyle changes, such as taking Vitamin D supplements to manage her symptoms: ”I have to take vitamin D, as my doctor said.“He said: ‘I thought you're always in the sun.’”She joked: “‘No, babe, this is from a bottle.
James Jordan - 'Not quite herself' James Jordan breaks silence on daughter's health after hospital dash - express.co.uk - Jordan
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'Not quite herself' James Jordan breaks silence on daughter's health after hospital dash
Strictly Come Dancing professional James Jordan, 43, has shared an update on his young daughter, Ella, after she was rushed to hospital earlier this month. Ella, who is almost two-years-old, was diagnosed with a slight heart murmur and had suffered an allergic reaction around the same time.In a clip shared to his 241,000 Instagram followers, James revealed how Ella’s recovery is going.He said: “Hi guys it’s been a while since I’ve been on here because, as you know, Ella’s been quite poorly.“She is now probably back to about 80 percent I’d say, she’s not quite herself.“We are still doing some more tests and things, but she is much, much better.”James then turned the camera round and showed Ella sitting calmly watching the television.The dancer gestured for little Ella to come and say hello and give him a cuddle.Taking his daughter into his arms James asked her: “Do you feel better now? Are you ok? Were you sick before?”The adorable tot replied with “yes” before wandering over to her toys and picking up a pair of plastic golf clubs.James said: “As you can see, at least she’s playing now, do you want to play golf with Daddy?”James and wife Ola previously addressed their ordeal in their Hello! Magazine column.Ola recalled: "She was coughing to a point where she'd wake up at 1am, but she'd be coughing so bad it would make her throw up."She was throwing up with her eyes closed.
Dancing On Ice's Alex Murphy speaks out on health scare after noticing lump on breast - express.co.uk - Usa
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Dancing On Ice's Alex Murphy speaks out on health scare after noticing lump on breast
Dancing On Ice's Alex Murphy, 32, once suffered a cancer scare after noticing she had a lump on her breast.The professional skater opened up on the terrifying experience today during an Instagram Q&A on her Stories.Alex was asked by a fan what health scare she suffered and she took the opportunity to reply in a lengthy post.She penned: "Everything is all good now."I found a lump on my boob, was referred to a specialist, and I had to have a series of mammograms, ultrasounds and biopsies."It came back benign so I'm in the clear.“I’ve been referred for some generic counselling because of my family history, so hopefully that will all come back clear as well.“I shared it on Facebook only because I was getting so much [faeces emoji] about how my content had stopped and how Paul and I had ‘definitely split up’ etc.” (sic)She went on: "It was horrible, but I think we're through the worst of it now.“I’m recovering from the biopsy fine, and I'm just mentally tired but I'm more than OK."In view of her 192,000 followers, Alex urged other women to perform self-breast exams.She concluded: “So ladies if you actually read to the end of this… check your boobs.”Alex became the winner of Dancing on Ice 2020 alongside Joe Swash after replacing Alex Schauman.She gained notoriety thanks to her performances on Dancing On Ice and her own YouTube series Celebs Go Skating.The American skater previously confessed she would also “love” to compete in Strictly Come Dancing.Alex admitted she is already “ahead of the game” with her extensive dance experience after years of performing on ice.In an interview with Express.co.uk last year, Alex said: “I’d love to do Strictly because I'm so competitive.
Shirley Ballas - Strictly's Shirley Ballas shares sad update with fans after detailing health woes - express.co.uk
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Strictly's Shirley Ballas shares sad update with fans after detailing health woes
Shirley Ballas, 61, has been the head judge on Strictly Come Dancing since the departure of Len Goodman in 2017.The ballroom dancer shared on Instagram that she had "one of those days", amid her recent health issues.Shirley took to Instagram yesterday evening, sharing an update to a story in view of her 238,000 followers.In her story she penned: "One of those days today."How was your day?"Along with the message she posted an enlarged sad face emoji.Shirley has since deleted the Instagram story.Elsewhere, Shirley has previously shared how she had to go to the doctors about her shoulder earlier this month, following her cancer scare in June of last year.She posted on Instagram on February 1 to thank her friend Karen Hilton for driving her to the hospital on her day off from the Strictly tour.She wrote: "A huge thank you to @Karenmarcus1960 for always being there for me."Day off from the Strictly tour, drive back to London, trip to the hospital are my shoulders." (sic)"Huge gratitude now on my way back to North Sheffield," she continued. (sic)"Thank you Karen, you are the best caring person." (sic)Last year, Shirley shared the news that she had endured a cancer scare after discovering a lump on her shoulder.Speaking on GB News last June, she described her "worrying" health issues as she revealed that she was also suffering from COVID-19 at the same time.She said: "I got the Covid virus and then they found a ganglion cyst or a tumour in my shoulder."I am going backwards and forwards to the hospital all the time."I feel I seem to be getting sicker by the minute.
Rylan Clark - 'Hit me like a baseball bat' Rylan Clark opens up on split from husband amid health battle - express.co.uk
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'Hit me like a baseball bat' Rylan Clark opens up on split from husband amid health battle
BBC Radio 2 presenter admitted that the breakup “hit him round the face” as he “never thought’ he would experience something like it.Speaking on his podcast Ry-Union, the Strictly: It Takes Two host confessed the split was “really hard to deal with”.He explained: “I’ve never in my life thought that I would go through a crisis like that."But I did, ultimately, and it literally hit me round the face like a baseball bat, because I always thought I was too strong for it."Like, I’m never going to let anything like that happen to me, but then it does and it’s really, really hard to deal with.”Earlier this month, Rylan sparked concerns over his health after being rushed to hospital over a bout of ill health.The reason for his hospitalisation was not confirmed, but he previously told his fans he had come down with the flu and was bedridden for a few days.Due to his health issue, Rylan could be set to miss his Rylan On Saturday radio show for the second week in a row.He has been temporarily replaced on the BBC Radio 2 show by presenter OJ Borg.It has not yet been confirmed whether Rylan will be well enough to host the show this weekend.But yesterday the TV star shared a new update to let fans know he will be “back soon”.In an Instagram post, Rylan gave his 1.5 million followers an insight into how he is keeping his spirits up while he receives treatment.He uploaded a picture of a huge jar filled with Kinder Happy Hippos with a tower of boxes of the popular chocolate visible in the background.The snap also showed a pile of Nutella and breadsticks.Rylan captioned the post: “Whenever I feel ill I turn into such a child.“Resting up be back sooooooon.” (sic)Fans promptly took to the post’s comments section to send Rylan their
Amy Dowden - Amy Dowden 'so excited' as she announces new move away from Strictly after health woes - express.co.uk
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Amy Dowden 'so excited' as she announces new move away from Strictly after health woes
Strictly Come Dancing star Amy Dowden has found success in a new domain, as BBC One Wales has provided her with her own solo slot.The "thrilled" 31-year-old took to Instagram to reveal all about Dare To Dance.The Caerphilly beauty will be choreographing dance routines for individuals or groups on the show to practise, perfect, and then unveil to "surprise family and friends".She will be uniting people through the power of performance, showcasing a message or major milestone in life via each dance.Amy, who has her own inspiring message to deliver by battling Crohn's disease while pursuing her dazzling dance career, was filled with excitement at the prospect of filming the new series.Now a star beyond the Strictly stage, she shared with her Instagram followers: "I'm soooooo excited one of the projects I'm working on this year has finally been announced today!"Amy had previously won a BAFTA Award for her emotive documentary Strictly Amy: Crohn's And Me, which revealed the trials and tribulations of finding widespread national fame while battling an invisible chronic illness behind-the-scenes at the same time.The star sadly had to drop out of her Strictly tour performances earlier this week due to being hospitalised with a flare-up of the condition.In an earlier statement, she had elaborated: "I’m thrilled to be fronting my own series for BBC Wales.Dance can have such a positive impact on physical and mental health, socialising and self-confidence so it’ll be a privilege to share my passion with people and help them experience their own special moment on the dancefloor.“It’s going to be such a joyous and uplifting show and I can’t wait to take people on their own dance journey."Excitement is long overdue for Amy, after the
Shirley Ballas - Shirley Ballas shares health update as she heads back to hospital on day off from Strictly - express.co.uk - Usa - Britain
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Shirley Ballas shares health update as she heads back to hospital on day off from Strictly
Shirley Ballas, 61, posted on social media to thank her pal Karen Hilton, who drove her to hospital on her day off from the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour.The star had to see doctors about her shoulder, following her cancer scare in June of last year.Shirley took to Instagram yesterday, sharing a health update to a story in view of her 237,000 followers.She wrote: “A huge thank you to @Karenmarcus1960 for always being there for me.“Day off from the Strictly tour drive back to London, trip to the hospital re my shoulder.” (sic)“Always on hand to help me,” she added in reference to her friend from her ballroom days.“Huge gratitude now on my way back to the North Sheffield,” she continued. (sic)“Thank you Karen you are the best caring person.” (sic)In the post Shirley tagged @Karenmarcus1960, which is a joint account shared by dancing husband and wife duo Karen Hilton MBE and Marcus Hilton MBE.The British dance couple are noted for competing in the disciplines of Ballroom and Latin American, and have earned a number of championship titles, including the World Professional Ballroom Championship, which they have won a total of nine times.Last year, Shirley shared the news that she had endured a cancer scare after discovering a lump on her shoulder.Speaking on GB News last June, she described her “worrying” health issues as she revealed that she was also suffering from COVID-19 at the same time.“I got the Covid virus and then they found a ganglion cyst or a tumour in my shoulder,” she explained.“I am going backwards and forwards to the hospital all the time.
Dianne Buswell - Amy Dowden - Paris Hilton - Tom Fletcher - Strictly's Amy Dowden stuns fans as she tries on gorgeous wedding gowns after health woes - express.co.uk
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Strictly's Amy Dowden stuns fans as she tries on gorgeous wedding gowns after health woes
Strictly Come Dancing star Amy Dowden looked totally in her element as she took mirror selfies dressed in the most glamorous wedding gowns from designer @lauramaybridal's collection.Sharing the action with her 313,000 followers via Instagram Stories, the dancer extraordinaire revealed: "It's a wedding dress shoot!"How cool is that - especially as I'm going to get married?"It comes just a day after Amy opened up on her health woes, after feeling unwell and being forced to stay in bed over some the festive period.Scarcely able to conceal her excitement from spilling over as she sashayed around, she dazzled in a gown with long lace sleeves and a fishtail shaped body.Besides the mermaid vibes, she also donned a sassy cap-sleeved dress that would not have looked out of place on Paris Hilton, along with a white headband that channelled the style of a Disney princess.She followed up with special favourite, a floaty and partially sheer floor-length gown embossed with pale blue flowers and leaves."Actually obsessed with this one @lauramaybridal," she captioned the pic.Another elegant option featured white flower embroidery - and, judging by the broad smile on her face, Amy was delighted to be trying it out for size.The star's own hopes of wedding glory last year were dashed due to the pandemic, meaning that she and fiancé Ben Jones have as yet still not tied the knot.Since the wedding was postponed, she has had an action-packed few months, incorporating an emergency dash to hospital after a flare-up of the inflammatory bowel condition Crohn's disease and a disappointment when she and Tom Fletcher of McFly missed out on the Strictly 2021 trophy.Oti Mabuse and Dianne Buswell were scheduled to become bridesmaids on her big day.Yet
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