Strictly Come Dancing will still eliminate another celebrity this weekend, despite Robert Webb’s voluntary departure this week.
It was announced yesterday, October 13, thatRobert was leaving the show because of “ill health”.
In the wake of Robert’s announcement, Strictly bosses have confirmed that the show will continue as usual, and this weekend will still see another celeb eliminated.
The live show will be aired on Saturday, with the pre-recorded results then shown on Sunday.
Robert expressed his sadness of having to leave the show, but said he was “proud” to have taken part in the popular BBC One competition.
He said in a statement: “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.”
"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."
The Peep Show actor continued: “I leave knowing that Strictly viewers are in very safe hands and I’ll be cheering for my brother and sister contestants all the way to Christmas. Despite this sad ending, it has been a genuine honour to be part of this huge, joyful and barking mad TV show. Long may it continue.”
Dianne has also addressed the matter on social media, and described dancing with Robert as “amazing”.
She wrote on Instagram: “Sadly the legacy of Buswell and Webb has come to an end. Even though this was short lived, I have had such an amazing time dancing and working along side Robert from our wacky cha cha to that serious tango, Robert showed he could do it all.”
“Although I know we had more up our sleeves Robert’s health is by far the most important part in all of this and I’m wishing him a speedy recovery. Thank you to every body who supported us this series it means the absolute world,” Dianne continued.
The dancer added that viewers will still see snippets of her on Strictly as she’ll still be in the crowd "cheering on all the amazing couples”.
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