Amanda Abbington’s exit from the hit show Strictly Come Dancing has been officially announced by the BBC. This development comes after earlier reports in the Daily Star hinted at her departure due to health concerns and rumors of a discord with her professional dance partner, Giovanni Pernice.
Fans were expecting to see the duo on the Strictly spin-off show, It Takes Two, but the show’s host, Fleur East, disclosed during the broadcast that Amanda would no longer be part of the series.
Fleur East conveyed, “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.”
Immediate Fan Reactions
The news of Amanda Abbington’s exit prompted swift and emotional reactions from fans. Many expressed their disappointment and fondness for the actress’s performances.
One fan shared their sorrow, saying, “Absolutely devastated that Amanda Abbington has quit #Strictly… Going to miss her and Gio so much; they were a joy to watch.”
Another fan commented, “Ah gutted to hear about Amanda Abbington leaving #Strictly… Hope she’s ok.” A third fan chimed in with, “Very sorry to hear Amanda Abbington has withdrawn from #Strictly… Hope she’s ok.”