Strictly Come Dancing's Dr Ranj struggling to balance dance rehearsals with 13-hour A&E night shifts

We can barely put one foot in front of the other after a solid eight-hour sleep, so how Dr Ranj Singh is getting through both his day job *and* Strictly Come Dancing is a downright mystery.

(Please tell us your secrets, Dr Ranj.)

Writing in his column for Radio Times, Dr Ranj revealed that not only has he been successfully getting through six hours of Strictly rehearsals, but 13-hour night shifts in A&E too(!).

Yes, This Morning‘s Dr Ranj is also a practising emergency paediatric doctor at a major NHS hospital in London, so we’re not surprised he’s finding things a bit of “a struggle” at times.

“Not only is dance choreography totally out of my comfort zone, but going from six hours of exhausting rehearsals straight into a 13-hour night shift at the hospital has definitely taken it out of me,” he wrote.

“There have been times when even standing up on my ward rounds has been a struggle, as my legs felt like jelly,” he continued, before adding that he still has time to “practise [his] steps” in the corridors. The perfect medicine for patients, we’re sure.

In last weekend’s launch show, Dr Ranj scored an impressive 27 with his partner Janette Manrara, even bagging an 8 from head judge Shirley Ballas for his cha cha cha.

Teasing his upcoming performance, Dr Ranj told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield yesterday: “We’ve only got four days this time around, so it’s going to be even harder and I need to push myself.

“This next dance is – I can’t tell you what it is, but it’s going to be fun, it’s going to be high-energy, and I’m panicking slightly!”

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday (September 29) at 6.30pm on BBC One.

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