Despite Robert Webb’s shocking exit, Strictly will remove celebrity this weekend.
Following comedian Robert Webb’s departure from the competition due to illness, Strictly Come Dancing is still planning a celebrity elimination this weekend.
Despite comedian Robert Webb’s surprising exit, Strictly Come Dancing organisers have announced they will still dismiss another partner from their star-studded roster this weekend.
The Peep Program star, 49, claims he was told by a doctor to leave the show when he “began to feel symptoms” while rehearsing for the BBC One celebrity dancing competition two years ago.
Strictly executives have guaranteed that another dancing duo will follow Robert out of the ballroom this weekend, despite his abrupt exit.
Robert said he was “proud” to have performed three dances with Australian dancer Dianne Buswell and explained why he had to withdraw in a statement.
“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 became evident that I had taken on more more than I could do at this time in my rehabilitation,” he explained.
“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.”
The announcement came as a shock to fans who had been impressed with Robert and Dianne’s routines, including their most recent performance as Kermit The Frog and Ms. Piggy for Movie Week.
“I depart knowing that Strictly viewers are in very good hands,” the Peep Show favorite continued, “and I’ll be cheering for my brother and sister contestants all the way to Christmas.”
“Despite the tragic ending, it has been a true honor to be a part of this massive, joyous, and barking insane television show.” “May it go on indefinitely.” The married father-of-two, who appears on Have I Got News for You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, and QI as a regular comic panelist, recently opened up about his health issues, revealing that they drove him to adjust his lifestyle.
The Cambridge University English graduate claimed he had been “slow-killing” himself with booze, gradually increasing his use until he feared he had gotten addicted.
His near-death experience, however, and his existence. The news is summarized by Brinkwire.