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Strictly Come Dancing 2021 latest – Robert Webb LEAVES show as Gemma Atkinson forced to deny Katie McGlynn rift

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ROBERT Webb has announced he is QUITTING Strictly just three weeks in due to poor health.

The comedian and his dancing partner Diane Buswell have released a statement this evening confirming their departure – explaining that it was due to ill health following major heart surgery.

Robert 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 star said he was “extremely proud” of the three dances he and Diane had performed and added that “couldn’t have wished for a more talented partner or more patient teacher”.

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