Tonight, Will Young revealed that he has quit Strictly Come Dancing 2016.
This evening the BBC confirmed that Will Young, who has survived two public votes with his partner Karen Clifton, has quit the show “for personal reasons”
A spokesman told the BBC: “Due to personal reasons, Will Young has decided to withdraw from Strictly Come Dancing,”
“The show fully respects his decision and wishes him all the best for the future.”
Will Young then went on to release a lengthier statement after the announcement was made by the BBC:
“To be a part of Strictly has been a long time ambition of mine.
“As a performer, a viewer, and a fan of the show, to dance as a contestant was an experience I always hoped for. I have made some great friends, and am in awe of their performances week in, week out.
“I have found a creative partnership with Karen that has been the most wonderful thing to experience. I will be eternally grateful to her for her direction, talent and guiding me through three wonderful dances that I will be able to show my grandkids in years to come.”
“Unfortunately, I am leaving the show for personal reasons. I leave with joy in my heart that I have been able to take part in one of the most loved shows on British television.
“I am so grateful to everyone who works on Strictly from the lighting designer to catering to the production team. Strictly truly is the most unique family and I thank them from the bottom of my heart.”
The BBC nor Will Young refuse to comment on the circumstances surrounding Will’s exit, but nothing suggests it was due to his clash with Len Goodman on Saturday night.
This happened after Len Goodman criticised Will’s Salsa routine, and after Will took issue with this, the head judge told him to “turn up, keep up and shut up”.
Strictly Come Dancing continues this Saturday on BBC One.