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Entertainment Robert Webb releases statement confirming Strictly Come Dancing exit

03:35  14 october  2021
03:35  14 october  2021 Source:   graziadaily.co.uk

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Robert Webb has withdrawn from Strictly Come Dancing . The comedian, 49, announced his decision on Wednesday night, admitting he had 'bitten off more than he could chew', having an ongoing heart condition. Robert said of the decision: 'I'm extremely sorry to have to announce that I'm withdrawing from Strictly Come Dancing due to ill health. 'Two years ago I had open heart surgery and although I believed I was fit enough to take on Strictly and its demanding schedule, it became clear that I had bitten off way more than I could chew for this stage in my recovery.

ROBERT WEBB has pulled out of Strictly Come Dancing due to ill health, It Takes Two host Janette Manrara announced on Wednesday. More info. Strictly Come Dancing star Robert Webb has announced he will be leaving the competition after three weeks due to health issues with his heart. Former Strictly professional Janette Manrara announced his departure from the show on BBC Two’s It Takes Two where she read aloud a statement from the Peep Show star confirming his exit .

Comedian, actor and presenter Robert Webb has shared the news this evening (October 13th) confirming that he has had to pull out of Strictly Come Dancing 2021 due to ill health.

Robert Webb © Credits: © BBC Pictures Robert Webb

Robert released a statement confirming the sad news that said: "I’m extremely sorry to have to announce that I’m withdrawing from Strictly Come Dancing. Two years ago I had open heart surgery and although I believed I was fit enough to take on Strictly and its demanding schedule, it became clear that I had bitten off way more than I could chew for this stage in my recovery.

  Robert Webb releases statement confirming Strictly Come Dancing exit © BBC Pictures

“I had begun to feel symptoms that led me to seek an urgent consultation with my heart specialist, and it was her view that it would be better for the sake of my health to step back from the show.

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Robert Webb has announced that he has quit Strictly Come Dancing due to “ill health”. Buswell in turn released her own statement : “I am so proud of the three amazing dances we produced. I know Robert had a lot more to give to the competition but his health of course comes first and I wish him a speedy recovery. I feel lucky to have danced with him and to call him a friend.”

Strictly Come Dancing has unveiled its first three celebrities joining the 2021 line-up - McFly's Tom Fletcher, comedian and actor Robert Webb , and TV presenter AJ Odudu. The stars were confirmed on BBC One's The One Show tonight (Wednesday, August 4) by hosts Alex Jones and Amol Rajan. Peep Show's Robert Webb was the next celebrity to be unveiled on the show. The Back star previously took to the dance floor for Comic Relief special's Let's Dance back in 2009, which he won with his show-stopping performance of 'What a Feeling'.

“It was always going to be a difficult mountain to climb (for one thing it’s made of glitter so it’s very skiddy) and I’ve been especially touched by the support from fellow heart patients."

He also heaped praise on dancing partner Dianne Buswell: "I couldn’t have wished for a more talented partner or more patient teacher”.

Dianne also praised Robert saying: “I know Robert had a lot more to give to the competition but his health of course comes first and I wish him a speedy recovery. I feel lucky to have danced with him and to call him a friend.”

The Peep Show actor also posted a picture of them dancing on Instagram with the caption: 'Very sad to be leaving but didn’t really have a choice. Thanks for all the lovely messages. I’m going to be just fine once I’ve had a good rest. Very proud of these dances and will be forever in the debt of the luminous @diannebuswell.'

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Strictly Come Dancing (informally known as Strictly ) is a British television dance contest in which celebrities partner with professional dancers to compete in mainly ballroom and Latin dance .

On the spin-off show It Takes Two, STRICTLY COME DANCING star Robert Webb was perplexed as co-stars mocked a “adorable” rehearsal practice that has become a running joke. Robert was reminded of how he brings lunch to his sessions with dance partner Dianne Buswell when speaking to Janette Following this being discussed on last week’s Strictly Come Dancing , the actor and comedian questioned why people were so interested in his lunch habits. He perked up when a special gift was delivered to him by the BBC spin-off show, and the 49-year-old joked that he had “peaked” and could

We wish Robert all the best!

All the Strictly Come Dancing winners:

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Series 1 winner – Natasha Kaplinsky

Natasha Kaplinsky, Natasha Kaplinsky posing for the camera © Credits: BBC and Getty Images Natasha Kaplinsky

Natasha was our first EVER Strictly winner. The television presenter graced our screens in 2004 alongside her dancing partner Brendan Cole.

She won the show dancing the Quickstep (36 points), the Samba (31 points) and the Showdance (35 points).

Natasha has since been awarded an OBE for her services to the Holocaust Commission.

Series 2 – Jill Halfpenny

Jill Halfpenny, Jill Halfpenny posing for the camera © Credits: BBC and Getty Images Jill Halfpenny

Actress Jill won series two with her dancing partner Darren Bennett.

She took the crown from Natasha dancing the Foxtrot (34 points) and the Jive (40 points).

The actress recently appeared in the hit series Liar and is set to play Jodie in TV mini-series The Drowning.

Series 3 – Darren Gough

Darren Gough, Darren Gough are posing for a picture © Credits: BBC and Getty Images Darren Gough

In 2005 Darren became the first man to win Strictly.

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Robert Webb , AJ Odudu, Tom Fletcher and Nina Wadia are among the celebrities getting their dancing shoes on for Strictly . But who will succeed … and who on earth is Tilly Ramsay? Fun fact: every single time I have ever mentioned Dan Walker in print, he has sent me a tweet in response. So if it’s OK with you, I’m just going to address this next bit directly to him. Hello Dan, well done for being on Strictly Come Dancing this year. I honestly can’t see you doing very well, but it’s good that you’re making the effort.

Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Aljaz spoke about living apart from wife Janette, they've had to live apart due to Strictly bubbles/training.

He won the show dancing the Foxtrot (36 points) and the Paso Doble (36 points) alongside his partner Lilia Kopylova.

Darren and Lilia also won the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special in 2005.

He retired from cricket in 2008 and went on to do a number of presenting roles.

Mark Ramprakash

Mark Ramprakash, Mark Ramprakash are posing for a picture © Credits: BBC and Getty Images Mark Ramprakash

Mark won the BBC show back in 2006.

With his professional partner Karen Hardy they won the show dancing the Tango (34 points), the Salsa (40 points) and the Samba (36 points).

Mark went on to be the England cricket team's batting coach, but left the role in 2019.

Series 5 – Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon, Alesha Dixon are posing for a picture © Credits: BBC and Getty Images Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon won series five of the show in 2007.

The singer won the BBC show dancing the Waltz (39 points), the Cha Cha Cha (38 points) and the Jive (35 points) alongside her partner Matthew Cutler.

Alesha later became a judge on the show during series seven, eight and nine.


Video: Robert Webb dances on Strictly (The Independent)

She has continued making music is a judge on ITV's Britain's Got Talent.

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Series 6 – Tom Chambers

Tom Chambers, Tom Chambers are posing for a picture © Credits: BBC and Getty Images Tom Chambers

Back in 2008, viewers saw Tom win the glitterball trophy.

Alongside his partner Camilla Dallerup he won the show dancing the Foxtrot (35 points) and the Salsa (38 points).

Since winning the show, Tom has continued acting and recently starred in TV series Father Brown.

Series 7 – Chris Hollins

Chris Hollins, Chris Hollins are posing for a picture © Credits: BBC and Getty Images Chris Hollins

The news presenter won the show in 2009 during the seventh series.

Alongside his partner Ola Jordan, Chris won the show dancing the Foxtrot (46 points), the Charleston (50 points), the Lindy Hop (44 points) and the Showdance (46 points).

Chris has continued presenting and went on to present on Watchdog and Secret Britain.

Series 8 – Kara Tointon

Kara Tointon, Kara Tointon are posing for a picture © Credits: BBC and Getty Images Kara Tointon

The former EastEnders actress won series eight of Strictly in 2008.

Kara won the show dancing the Rumba (39 points), the Showdance (36 points), the Waltz (38 points) and the American Smooth (37 points) with her partner Artem Chigvintsev.

Kara has continued acting and starred in the movie Let's Be Evil. She currently has two acting projects in pre-production.

Series 9 – Harry Judd

Harry Judd, Harry Judd are posing for a picture © Credits: BBC and Getty Images Harry Judd

The McFly drummer won series ten of the BBC show in 2012 with his partner Aliona Vilani.

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He danced the Quickstep (40 points), the Showdance (37 points), American Smooth (39 points) and the Tango (40 points) in the final.

Harry has since returned to the band McFly and released new music with them in 2020.

Series 10 – Louis Smith

Louis Smith standing next to a pair of people posing for the camera © Credits: BBC and Getty Images Louis Smith

The Olympic gymnast won the show in 2012.

Louis won the show with his partner Flavia Cacace and in the final they danced the Salsa (39 points), the Charleston (39 points) and the Showdance (40 points).

Since winning Strictly, Louis continued to represent Great Britain in the Olympics before retiring and swapping gymnastics for the theatre.

Series 11 – Abbey Clancy

Abbey Clancy, Abbey Clancy posing for a picture © Credits: BBC and Getty Images Abbey Clancy

The Britain's Next Top Model runner up won Strictly in 2013.

With her partner Aljaz Skorjanec, she won the show dancing the Waltz (40 points), the Showdance (38 points) and the Quickstep (38 points).

After the show Abbey went on to become a judge Britain's Next Top Model and welcomed her fourth child with husband Peter Crouch in 2019.

Series 12 – Caroline Flack

Caroline Flack posing for the camera © Credits: BBC and Getty Images Caroline Flack

TV presenter Caroline won Strictly in 2014.

In the final along with her partner Pasha Kovalev, she danced the Cha Cha Cha (40 points), the Showdance (40 points) and the Charleston (40 points).

After the show she presented a number of TV shows including Love Island.

Caroline sadly passed away in February 2020. Our thoughts are with all who knew her.

Series 13 – Jay McGuiness

Jay McGuiness, Jay McGuiness posing for the camera © Credits: BBC and Getty Images Jay McGuiness

Following in the footsteps of McFly's Harry Judge, The Wanted boyband member Jay McGuiness won the BBC show in 2015.

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With his partner Aliona Vilani, Jay danced the Quickstep (36 points), the Showdance (35 points) and the Paso Doble (39 points).

After winning the show he starred in the musical Big and went on to win Celebrity Hunted with his former bandmate Siva Kaneswaran.

Series 14 - Ore Oduba

Ore Oduba, Ore Oduba posing for the camera © Credits: BBC and Shutterstock / Rex Ore Oduba

TV presenter Ore Oduba won the glitterball trophy in 2016 alongside his partner Joanne Clifton.

During the final the pair danced to American Smooth (39 points) and they scored a whopping 40 points for the Showdance and the Jive.

In 2019 he began his musical theatre career, starring in the UK Tour of Grease. Ore made his West End debut in January 2020.

Series 15 - Joe McFadden

Joseph McFadden, Joseph McFadden posing for the camera: Joe McFadden © Credits: BBC and Shutterstock / Rex Joe McFadden

Actor Joe McFadden and his professional dance partner Kayta Jones won Strictly Come Dancing in 2017.

They managed to win the judges and the public over with the Showdance (39 points), Vienesse Waltz (39 points) and Charleston (40 points).

Not only did he win Strictly but the 42-year-old actor broke a record and became the oldest ever winner of the show, that was until Bill Bailey won in 2020.

Joe continued to act in Holby City, and is working on a TV series called Ghost Seekers, which is in pre-production.

Series 16 - Stacey Dooley

a woman smiling for the camera: Stacey Dooley © Credits: Getty Images Stacey Dooley

Journalist and broadcaster Stacey Dooley took the crown in 2018 with her partner Kevin Clifton, beating Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts, YouTuber Joe Sugg and Steps' Faye Tozer.

Stacey is now in a relationship with Kevin Clifton and has been redecorating their home. Stacey is set to present the 2021 series This Is MY House, where a team of celebrity judges work together to figure out who is the honest homeowner and who are the imposters.

Kelvin Fletcher

Kelvin Fletcher © Credits: © BBC Pictures Kelvin Fletcher

Actor and Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher won the show in 2019 with his partner Oti Mabuse despite entering the show late to replace an injured Jamie Laing.

Kelvin recently starred in the film We Go in at Dawn.

Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey © Credits: © BBC Pictures Bill Bailey

The winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2020 was comedian, actor and musician Bill Bailey and his partner Oti Mabuse (who won for the second year a in a row). At 55-years-old, Bill became the oldest ever Strictly winner.

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