Strictly’s Kym Marsh receives a supportive kiss on the cheek from her pro dance partner Graziano Di Prima as they head to rehearsals
Kym Marsh received a supportive kiss on the cheek from her professional dance partner Graziano Di Prima on Wednesday before they head to Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals in London.
The former Coronation Street star, 46, cut a casual figure in a pair of black skin-tight leggings and a khaki top.
She donned a pair of sporty trainers and carried a black leather jacket as she prepared to learn a new dance for movie week.
Sweet: Kym Marsh received a supportive kiss on the cheek from her professional dance partner Graziano Di Prima on Wednesday before they head to Strictly rehearsals in London
Kym sported a bronzed makeup palette which accentuated her natural features while her brunette locks blew naturally in the wind.
Graziano showed off his edgy style in a black leather jacket, teamed with a grey t-shirt.
He looked tense after the encounter with Kym in the car park outside of the dance studios.
Kym recently revealed she had been diagnosed with vertigo and admitted it may in fact ruin her chances of winning.
Struggle: Kym recently revealed she had been diagnosed with vertigo and admitted it may in fact ruin her chances of winning
Looking good: The former Coronation Street star, 46, cut a casual figure in a pair of black skin-tight leggings and a khaki top
Kym and her professional dance partner Graziano impressed the judges with how well the actress got the dance down.
A source told The Sun: ‘Kym has struggled with nausea and dizziness all week, and at times she has felt really horrendous, though she has tried to play it down.
‘Her partner Graziano has tried to make it easier for her, but there has been a lot of difficult spells and tears, and she has nearly vomited several times.
Casual: She donned a pair of sporty trainers and carried a black leather jacket as she prepared to learn a new dance for movie week
‘She was worried that she might be sick, or even pass out, when they danced the whole routine. But she is a trooper, and she was determined to get through.’
Last week, Kym took on the Viennese Waltz during Saturday’s show, leaving the judges impressed by how well the actress got the dance down.
Kym and Graziano scored 27 out of 40 for the performance.
Judge Shirley Bassey explained that Kym was ‘well on her way’ – after the star expressed her fears over the spinning nature of the dance earlier this week, due to her vertigo.
Tense: Graziano looked tense after the encounter with Kym in the car park outside of the dance studios
Speaking to Rylan Clark on Friday’s Strictly: It Takes Two the television personality admitted that her Viennese Waltz exasperates her condition.
She explained: ‘Well, you see I have got visual vertigo. I had an ear problem about six years ago and it left me with visual vertigo, so basically even moving lights make me feel weird.
‘I can’t do it, so spinning and spinning, there is a particular part in this routine where I am spinning so fast and then he [Graziano] wants me to get up and do a turn on my own’.
She continued: ‘Well, I can’t do them at the best of times so I am literally like, ‘Oh my, what am I going to do here?’.
Performance: She and her partner Graziano Di Prima took on the Viennese Waltz during Saturday’s show, with the judges impressed by how well the actress got the dance down
Vertigo – defined as a false sensation that the body or environment is moving – is a symptom, rather than a health condition itself.
It is commonly caused by a problem with the way balance works in the inner ear, although it can also be caused by problems in certain parts of the brain.
Some cases improve over time, without treatment. However, some people have repeated episodes for many months, or even years, such as those with Ménière’s disease.
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