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Strictly reherseals leave Denise Van Outen battered and bruised

Published 20/12/2012 | 10:47

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Embargoed to 2010 Saturday December 15For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only. BBC handout photo of Denise Van Outen and James Jordan dancing during dress rehearsals for the BBC programme Strictly Come Dancing. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday December 15, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: Not for use more than 21 days after issue. You may use this picture without charge only for the purpose of publicising or reporting on current BBC programming, personnel or other BBC output or activity within 21 days of issue. Any use after that time MUST be cleared through BBC Picture Publicity. Please credit the image to the BBC and any named photographer or independent programme maker, as described in the caption.
Embargoed to 2010 Saturday December 15For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only. BBC handout photo of Denise Van Outen and James Jordan dancing during dress rehearsals for the BBC programme Strictly Come Dancing. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday December 15, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Strictly. Photo credit should read: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: Not for use more than 21 days after issue. You may use this picture without charge only for the purpose of publicising or reporting on current BBC programming, personnel or other BBC output or activity within 21 days of issue. Any use after that time MUST be cleared through BBC Picture Publicity. Please credit the image to the BBC and any named photographer or independent programme maker, as described in the caption.

Denise Van Outen has been left battered and bruised as she prepares for the Strictly Come Dancing final after more tough training for the show's climax.

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The actress and presenter is nursing painful knees after the gruelling rehearsals, with professional partner James Jordan showing off her injuries in a photo he posted online.



Despite impressing the judges on a regular basis, Van Outen appears to have an uphill struggle after a lack of viewer support dragged her into the dance-off two weeks running.



Last week she scored 38 and 39 for her two dances, putting her in second place on the leaderboard, but she still ended up dancing for her place in the final against Lisa Riley.



Jordan put the picture of Van Outen's poorly limbs on Twitter, showing her knees and shins covered in purple and yellow blotches as well as a couple of grazes.



It was accompanied by the message: "Denise is saying her knees hurt. I don't know why, do you?"



She will compete against actress Dani Harmer, gymnast Louis Smith and Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh to land the glitterball trophy on Saturday night.



Each act will perform three routines - their own personal favourite from the series, the judges' choice and a showdance.



Van Outen will be performing her Charleston, which amazed the judges earlier in the series with Craig Revel Horwood the only one not to give her 10 marks. She will also perform a jive, which was picked by the judges.

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