Adam Thomas showcases Stockport on Strictly Come Dancing - but illness threatens this week’s dance

 The Manchester-born actor showcased the Greater Manchester venue before his dance last week.
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Actor and Mancunian Adam Thomas was in Stockport last week as he showcased the town’s ballroom hall. The hall featured in the promo for his performance on the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing last weekend. 

Thomas and his professional dancing partner Luba Mushtuk featured the venue in their introductory segment for the popular dance competition and rehearsed their waltz danced to the song ‘I Wonder Why’ by Curtis Stigers. Thomas made it through the show last week without needing to go through the dreaded dance-off. 

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However the actor, whose credits include Emmerdale and Waterloo Road, may be unable to take part in this week's show. This is due to an illness which has caused him to miss training sessions during the week. 

On Tuesday, he posted a video to his followers giving an update on the situation. He said: "Thank you for your get-well messages, it really means a lot. Obviously not feeling the best today, although a bit better than I was yesterday… But yeah, the show must go on.”

The race against time for Adam to be well again comes just days after he and Luba enjoyed experiencing the ballroom in Stockport. On the ballroom, Adam said: “The ballroom is absolutely beautiful and the architecture is amazing. I drive past the town hall every day and I never knew what was here inside. It’s the perfect place to learn the waltz. It’s a brilliant event space and it’s the best place we’ve rehearsed.”

Adam Thomas was in Stockport Ballroom last weekAdam Thomas was in Stockport Ballroom last week
Adam Thomas was in Stockport Ballroom last week

Councillor Mark Hunter, Leader of Stockport Council, said: “Stockport Town Hall ballroom is one of the jewels in the crown of our borough. We are lucky to have such a wealth of stunning and historic event spaces in our community, which can also be hired by our residents.”