Strictly Come Dancing star suffers crushing blow hours before first live show

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    Strictly Come Dancing star Krishnan Guru-Murthy has been dealt a "double crushing blow" hours before the first live show.

    All 15 contestants will take to the dancefloor for the first time tonight (Saturday, September 23) with their professional dance partners. They will try their best to impress the panel of judges as well as BBC One viewers watching at home.

    Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will be back on our screens to present the show as Craig Revel-Horwood, Mostsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas and Anton Du Beke offer their verdict on the 2023 series couples.

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    Ahead of his first dance, bookies make EastEnders actor and model Bobby Brazier just 3/1 to take this year's Glitterball Trophy and have already revealed he's streets ahead in the popularity charts in terms of bets placed, with 18.3% of the backing. However, broadcaster Krishnan Guru-Murthy will take to the dancefloor as the rank outsider at 50/1, but has also been the subject of just 1.4% of all bets placed so far on the series winner.

    Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "Fans and punters can't wait to see the latest batch of Strictly stars take to the dancefloor, and the latest figures suggest Bobby Brazier is very much the one to beat. Krishnan Guru-Murthy has been dealt with a double crushing blow, though… not only is he the rank outsider to go all the way this year, he's also had the backing of just 1.4% of punters up to this point."

    It comes after journalist Krishnan revealed he needs to be "a little bit careful" on Strictly because he has a heart condition. The journalist has been paired with pro Lauren Oakley and they've been working hard in rehearsals ready for the competition.

    Appearing on Good Morning Britain earlier this weel, he shared: “I've got a genetic heart condition, it's in the family. It just means I have got to be a little bit careful about getting into the red zone of your heart rate. It doesn’t mean I can’t go to the gym, it doesn’t mean I can’t dance."

    Host Richard Madeley asked if it meant the star's heart rate could not go beyond a certain level for too long. Krishnan replied: "I'’s not that it can’t, it is if it stays very high for 10 minutes then it would be. "None of our dances are 10 minutes long so that’s lucky!” Lauren laughed.

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    Krishnan also told how he decided to sign up for a stint on the dancefloor after a tough few years, with the coronavirus pandemic, the conflict in Ukraine and political chaos.

    "I suddenly realised this is kind of an opportunity just to have a real laugh and a lot of joy in life alongside all that," he said. And you’d be stupid to say no!"

    Strictly Come Dancing airs at Saturday, September 22 at 6.15pm on BBC One

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