The Strictly Come Dancing star reveals he is in hospital undergoing surgery

Former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Reverend Richard Coles has undergone spinal surgery.

The popular TV star and retired priest, 61, shared a picture of his legs in compression socks before his procedure.

Richard Coles underwent surgery in hospital


Richard Coles underwent surgery in hospitalPhoto credit: Getty
The former Strictly star is on the mend after spinal surgery


The former Strictly star is on the mend after spinal surgeryPhoto credit: Twitter

His X, earlier TwitterHer followers were surprised to see him hospital but sent him warm greetings.

One wrote: “Good luck, I hope everything goes well and you feel much better soon.”

Another said: “Good luck with whatever gets fixed.”

A third posted: “I didn’t know I was going to have surgery. I wish you all the best.”

Everything seemed to be going well and Richard soon updated her from his recovery room.

“Well, I totally understand Michael Jackson’s propofol,” he joked, referring to the King of Pop’s addiction to strong medication before his death.

He continued: “Feeled a bit dazed next I knew I was in recovery with an improved spine (not pictured) and had a lovely dream about airships.

Richard, 61, who took part in Strictly in 2017, lost his partner Reverend David Coles three and a half years ago, aged 43, after a battle with alcoholism.

He reached out earlier this year dating Website Elite Singles – a platform that has now helped him find love again.

“I wanted to go to a website where I would meet someone who wasn’t looking for a sugar daddy, who was my age, who lived in my kind of world and who I could share my life with,” explained Richard.

He continued to tell it Sunday Times that his new relationship is with 58-year-old Dickie Cant, son of the late actor and Play Away host Brian.

According to the Strictly star, it was Dickie who made the first move after sending him a hello wave on the website, which is aimed at people who are “serious about dating”.

The couple enjoyed a first date at a Royal Horticultural Society and the rest is over Story.

He said his new love interest wasn’t bothered by fame and, in turn, he wasn’t bothered by Dickie’s atheism either.

Richard starred in Strictly in 2017


Richard starred in Strictly in 2017

Gary B. Graves

Gary B. Graves is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Gary B. Graves joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

Related Articles

Back to top button