Susannah Constantine is taking horse medication to prepare for 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Ben Arnold
Anton Du Beke and Susannah Constantine (Credit: BBC)

Susannah Constantine is taking on some rather unorthodox preparation as part of her Strictly Come Dancing training regime.

In a post to Instagram, the What Not To Wear presenter has revealed that she’s started taking a horse medication called JointPro.

“This is what vets give to old, knackered horses who need their joints and tendons oiled. Taking one scoop [per] day with water. #kidyounot,” she captioned.

The supplement, which retails from £59.99 a pot, ‘contains ingredients designed to support the health of the equine joint to help with the upkeep of regular training and the prevention of long-term injury or afflictions such as DJD (Degenerative Joint Disease)’, according to its manufacturer.

“High quality natural ingredients in JointPro have anti-oxidative potential and anti-inflammatory potential,” it adds.

In response to Constantine’s post, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society told The Daily Mail: “People should stick to medicines for human consumption.”

Constantine has been teamed with Anton Du Beke for the show, and on being paired up on last Saturday’s premiere proclaimed ‘bring on the Strictly curse!’

She married her husband Sten Bertelsen in 1995, and they have three children together.

The presenter also revealed that she has already damaged her ribs in training, posting a video to Instagram to inform fans.

“Bet you can’t guess what that is?” she says in the clip. “That is my strapped up ribs, because my intercostal muscle issue.

“It is causing a lot of pain but thank goodness I can laugh my way through it, because I am with the funniest man Anton du Beke.

“We laugh every second of the day – I nearly wet myself three times yesterday because – ouch! – I was laughing so much.

“He’s a genius. He’s the best teacher I’ve ever had. Best university professor, better than any horse riding instructor – just superb.

“An absolute god and I really mean that. Really mean that! I love him.”

The show’s first dance off airs on September 22.

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