Strictly's Saffron Barker looks happy and healthy after being rushed to hospital in Brazil

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Strictly’s Saffron Barker looks happy and healthy on the red carpet in London after being rushed to hospital in Brazil with excruciating ear infection


Saffron Barker looked back to good health as she walked the red carpet at The Diary of a CEO Live With Steven Bartlett show at The London Palladium on Monday after recently being rushed to hospital in Brazil after suffering a painful ear infection.

The former Strictly Come Dancing star, 21, showed off her chic style as she flashed her midriff in a black tube top and matching open front crop jacket which she teamed with a pair of khaki combats and edgy boots.

It comes after the influencer shared a video on her YouTube channel of a trip to see a doctor in Brazil after she was left unable to eat or drink as it stung to swallow. 

Recovered: Saffron Barker, 21, looked in good health at The Diary of a CEO Live With Steven Bartlett show at The London Palladium on Monday after a recent hospital dash

Recovered: Saffron Barker, 21, looked in good health at The Diary of a CEO Live With Steven Bartlett show at The London Palladium on Monday after a recent hospital dash

In the clip, the social media star could be seen getting checked over by the medic after she was left in excruciating pain. 

Giving her followers an update, she said: ‘I pretty much since day one of being here have had a really bad sore throat. Every day it’s got worse and worse.

‘It was causing me, like, agony. I was really trying to hide it. I didn’t want to ruin everyone’s holiday – I just didn’t want to be the person who was constantly moaning. 

Agony: The YouTuber and former Strictly Come Dancing star was rushed to hospital in Brazil after suffering a painful ear infection

Agony: The YouTuber and former Strictly Come Dancing star was rushed to hospital in Brazil after suffering a painful ear infection

Check up: The influencer shared a video of a trip to see a doctor on her YouTube channel after she was left unable to eat or drink as it stung to swallow

Check up: The influencer shared a video of a trip to see a doctor on her YouTube channel after she was left unable to eat or drink as it stung to swallow

‘I thought it would just go. I was taking so many tablets and to be honest nothing was helping. Everything was just getting worse and worse. 

‘I thought it was still my throat, I had really bad earache but basically if you guys have followed me for years and years you would know as a child I was pretty much in and out of hospital all the time.

‘I got so many ear infections. They were just absolute agony – I would scream and I would cry. I couldn’t hear out of my ears.

‘I haven’t really had once since I was so much younger. I thought because our nose and ears are linked that it was more my throat.

Troubled times: In the clip, the social media star could be seen getting checked over by the medic after she was left in excruciating pain

Troubled times: In the clip, the social media star could be seen getting checked over by the medic after she was left in excruciating pain

Honest: Giving her followers an updated, she said:'I pretty much since day one of being here have had a really bad sore throat. Every day it's got worse and worse'

Honest: Giving her followers an updated, she said: ‘I pretty much since day one of being here have had a really bad sore throat. Every day it’s got worse and worse’

‘Anyway I ended up burning up yesterday and getting a temperature. As you can tell I was bright red. My eyes felt puffy.

‘My face is still really swollen, I couldn’t eat and swallow and that’s when I realised I really need to see someone.

‘They don’t have GPs here, they don’t have doctors. I had to go to the hospital. I went and saw a doctor and a nurse there and he’s prescribed me so many tablets.

‘He said I have a really bad ear infection. It’s so swollen inside my ear it’s gone down my throat. It’s making it impossible for me to eat because it’s so painful.

‘Even when I drink water it stings like, imagine you have ulcers. it stings. He’s given me so many tablets and honestly after taking them last night it’s already made the world of difference.’

Saffron rose to prominence after building a substantial following on social media, with the influencer now having 2.5million followers on YouTube.

She competed with professional dancer AJ Pritchard in the 2019 series of Strictly Come Dancing, with the pair being the ninth couple fo be eliminated.

Saffron went on to appear on Channel 4’s Celebrity Circle last year. 

Twinkle toes: Saffron competed with professional dancer AJ Pritchard in the 2019 series of Strictly Come Dancing, with the pair being the ninth couple fo be eliminated

Twinkle toes: Saffron competed with professional dancer AJ Pritchard in the 2019 series of Strictly Come Dancing, with the pair being the ninth couple fo be eliminated

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