Amanda Abbington’s reason for quitting Strictly Come Dancing as BBC pay tribute
23rd October 2023
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    Amanda Abbington's exit from Strictly Come Dancing has been confirmed by the BBC.

    As exclusively reported by the Daily Star, the actress quit her role following medical concerns and rumours of a rift between the star and her professional dance partner, Giovanni Pernice. Strictly spin-off show, It Takes Two, took to the airwaves this evening without the pair, who were expected to appear on the show, and announced that Amanda would be leaving the series.

    Host, Fleur East, said: “Amanda Abbington is unable to continue Strictly Come Dancing and has decided to withdraw from the competition. The show wishes her all the best for the future.”

    Fan reaction to news has been swift following the announcement, with many saying they are “devastated.” “Absolutely devastated that Amanda Abbington has quit #Strictly One of my faves from week one having not known her before either I had a feeling it was coming. Going to miss her and Gio so much they were a joy to watch. Sending much love and hugs to them both,” said one fan.

    “Ah gutted to hear about Amanda Abbington leaving #Strictly Her Bridget Jones dance was probably my favourite dance of the series. Hope she's ok.,” penned a second. A third chimed in: “Very sorry to hear Amanda Abbington has withdrawn from #Strictly. Absolute joy to watch and, I'd have thought, she was a cert for the final. Hope she's ok.”

    Concerns Amanda may quit the series have been swirling since she was forced to leave the show after being unable to perform last weekend citing her health. And now it looks like she's made the decision to leave the competition completely, with our source exclusively telling us she's left the show, adding she's "fed up".

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