Dianne Buswell bids Robert Webb farewell as he leaves Strictly due to ‘urgent symptoms.’
Due to ill health, ROBERT WEBB has withdrawn from Strictly Come Dancing.
Due to “poor health,” Robert Webb, 49, has resigned from Strictly Come Dancing 2021. On the show, he was paired with Diane Buswell, who has now wished her partner a speedy recovery.
Janette Manrara revealed on It Takes Two earlier today that Robert has withdrawn from the tournament.
Robert said in a statement that his departure was due to “poor health” following open heart surgery.
“I’m incredibly sad to have to say that owing to my health, I’m retiring from Strictly Come Dancing,” he stated.
“I underwent open heart surgery two years ago, and while I thought I was fit enough to take on Strictly and its demanding schedule, it quickly became evident that I had taken on far more than I could handle at this point in my rehabilitation.
“I had started to have symptoms that forced me to seek an urgent meeting with my heart specialist, and she advised me to take a break from the program for the sake of my health.”
Dianne has finally spoken up about his departure, posting a touching farewell on Instagram.
“Unfortunately, Buswell and Webb’s legacy has come to an end,” she wrote.
“Even though it was only for a short period, I had an incredible time dancing and working with Robert, from our funny cha cha to that solemn tango, Robert proved he could do it all. (sic)“ Despite the fact that I’m sure we had more tricks up our sleeves, Robert’s health is by far the most crucial factor in this, and I wish him a rapid recovery.
“Thank you so much to everyone who has helped us with this series; it means the world to us.” (sic) “You’ll still see flashes of my red hair in the background as I’ll be there cheering on all the beautiful couples,” the professional dancer added. During his leaving, Robert also sent a note to Dianne, which he included in a statement.
He stated, ” “I’m proud of the three dances Dianne Buswell and I were able to do, and I’m sorry I had to disappoint her in this way.
“I couldn’t have asked for a more brilliant partner or a more patient teacher, and it’s a testament to Dianne’s expertise and kindness that I’ve gotten this far.” “..