What happened to Nigel Harman? How did he get injured?

Nigel Harman, have you heard this name before? Nigel Derek Harman (born August 11, 1973) is an English actor. Harman received his education at Woldingham, Surrey, and later attended Dulwich College.

He began his career as a child actor, appearing in theater, television, and film, playing a range of roles, including Sky Masterson in Michael Grandage’s revival of Guys and Dolls and Lord Farquaad in the original London production of Shrek the Musical, for which he received an Olivier Award.

Where is Harman in 2023?

The BBC announced in February 2023 that Harman had joined the cast of Casualty as the new clinical lead for the emergency department, Dr. Max Cristie. Harman debuted on stage that same month. 

It was revealed in August 2023 that Harman would participate in the 21st season of Strictly Come Dancing.

He was partnered with Katya Jones but had to step down from the competition due to an injury, hours before the quarter-finals on Saturday, December 2, 2023.

 What happened to Nigel Harman?

Casualty actor and former EastEnders star ‘devastated’ to leave the BBC reality show after suffering an injury in rehearsal.

What happened to Nigel Harman
Nigel Harman

An injury has forced 50-year-old actor Nigel Harman of Casualty and his dance partner Katya Jones to withdraw from Strictly Come Dancing.

They were set to perform a Charleston to “Step in Time” from Disney’s Mary Poppins during the BBC1 live quarter-finals.

The musical-themed live quarter-finals were set to feature a Charleston performance of “Step in Time” by Mary Poppins by the pair.

Unfortunately, Nigel got hurt and had to pull out of Strictly, a BBC spokesperson confirmed. Reports also indicated that Nigel had skipped his customary morning rehearsals.

Nigel has sustained an injury, rendering him unable to perform in the show, and he has had to withdraw from Strictly speaking, a spokesperson for the BBC informed various publications.

Nigel and Katya performed the most passionate routine in the previous episode, steaming rhumba on a bed.

The 34-year-old Russian professional dancer Katya danced to Celine Dion’s stirring ballad “It is All Coming Back To Me Now” while donning a silk negligee.

‘I injured my rib and it’s quite painful,’ Nigel said, admitting, ‘I’m a little bit high on painkillers as well.’

The official Instagram account for the series posted the news regarding his injury. Along with the statement, they added, “We wish Nigel a speedy recovery and they both will be very much missed by our entire Strictly family.”

As Saturday’s show kicked off, hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly addressed the sudden departure of Nigel and Katya, confirming ‘there will be no public vote tonight and no elimination this weekend.’

Will Nigel Harman come back to Strictly Come Dancing?

Nevertheless, Strictly Come Dancing star Nigel Harman’s fate for the show’s hotly anticipated live final has been revealed after he crashed out of the competition over the weekend.

The former EastEnders star, 50, who had been a front-runner and fan favorite to be crowned winner, was forced to quit due to medical reasons.

After suffering a painful rib injury during rehearsals while attempting to execute a stunt, actor-turned-meditation coach Katya Jones and professional dance partner Nigel were forced to withdraw from the competition.

It has now been confirmed he will return to the show after bosses have given him a special role in the show’s grand final.

Nigel will lift the glitterball trophy in just two weeks, and even though they are unable to compete, the well-known actor will receive a unique role in the production.

The source claims: “When a contestant departs the show, especially after suffering an injury, it is always heartbreaking.

“Those who have collaborated with Nigel on the show will greatly miss him. Best wishes are extended to him, and everyone is excited to see him at the final on Saturday, December 16th.”

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