Sharon Battiste previously danced with professional dancer Christian Polanc across the floor on "Let's Dance" - now the ex-Bachelorette has to change. Her partner is out for Friday's episode. This was announced by the broadcaster RTL.
Polanc has had a painful inflammation in his foot since the second show, as he shared in a video on Instagram. The 44-year-old said he had to cure the inflammation and hope to be ready for action again soon. But a replacement is already available: Alexandru Ionel, who had to leave the show in the first broadcast, is already training with the 31-year-old. Ionel was eliminated from the competition last Friday with model Alex Mariah Peter.
Battiste also shared the news in her Instagram story with praying hands and a heart. Battiste and Ionel are now faced with the challenge of preparing for the first contemporary dance of the season in a few training hours together. The professional dancer is optimistic: "I really hope that it will be great in the few hours we have."
The motto of the second decision show is "Born in": Each couple dances to a song from the year the celebrity was born. With Battiste and Ionel, the "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M. Polanc keeps his fingers crossed for the two from home and hopes to be fit again next week.