Robert Webb calls Strictly Come Dancing brutal and bizarre – Every day Mail

Robert Webb calls Strictly Come Dancing brutal and bizarre – Every day Mail

Robert Webb has known as Strictly Come Dancing ‘brutal’ and ‘bizarre’ after quitting the competitors because of well being issues.

The comic, 49, withdrew from Strictly after in search of an ‘pressing consolidation’ with the specialist overseeing his restoration from coronary heart surgical procedure.

Partnered with skilled dancer Dianne Buswell, Robert stated to The Sun of his time on the present: ‘It’s brutal. It’s a fully bizarre present.’

'It is an absolutely weird show': Robert Webb has called Strictly Come Dancing 'brutal' and 'weird' after quitting the competition (pictured with hispartner Dianne Buswell on the show)

'It is an absolutely weird show': Robert Webb has called Strictly Come Dancing 'brutal' and 'weird' after quitting the competition (pictured with hispartner Dianne Buswell on the show)

‘It’s a fully bizarre present’: Robert Webb has known as Strictly Come Dancing ‘brutal’ and ‘bizarre’ after quitting the competitors (pictured with hispartner Dianne Buswell on the present)

Trying again on his time within the competitors, Robert stated: ‘It’s not like it’s an disagreeable surroundings, however they’re lengthy days and it’s a very long time to be good.’

The Peep Present star admitted he was usually fearful about being ‘cancelled’ if he stated the incorrect factor whereas cameras have been watching him ‘on a regular basis’.

Robert added he was usually on the point of tears whereas studying the extraordinary routines and struggled to study the choreography in time for that week’s reside present.

He stated: ‘If we had longer to rehearse it might occur, however we get 4 days and one efficiency… On the finish of that efficiency you would possibly get fired. It’s brutal. It’s a fully bizarre present.’

Struggling: The comedian withdrew from Strictly after seeking an 'urgent consolidation' with the specialist overseeing his recovery from heart surgery

Struggling: The comedian withdrew from Strictly after seeking an 'urgent consolidation' with the specialist overseeing his recovery from heart surgery

Struggling: The comic withdrew from Strictly after in search of an ‘pressing consolidation’ with the specialist overseeing his restoration from coronary heart surgical procedure

Robert introduced his determination to bow out on Wednesday night time, admitting he had ‘bitten off greater than he might chew’, having an ongoing coronary heart situation and two years after present process open-heart surgical procedure.

Robert stated of the choice: ‘I am extraordinarily sorry to need to announce that I am withdrawing from Strictly Come Dancing because of sick well being.

‘Two years in the past I had open coronary heart surgical procedure and though I believed I used to be match sufficient to tackle Strictly and its demanding schedule, it grew to become clear that I had bitten off far more than I might chew for this stage in my restoration.

Bowing out: Robert announced his decision to quit the show on Wednesday night

Bowing out: Robert announced his decision to quit the show on Wednesday night

Bowing out: Robert introduced his determination to stop the present on Wednesday night time

‘I had begun to really feel signs that led me to hunt an pressing session with my coronary heart specialist, and it was her view that it might be higher for the sake of my well being to step again from the present.’

He went on: ‘I am happy with the three dances that Dianne Buswell and I managed to carry out and deeply remorse having to let her down like this.

‘I could not have wished for a extra gifted accomplice or extra affected person trainer, and it is a measure of Dianne’s professionalism and kindness that I used to be in a position to get so far as I did.

Regrets: He admitted he had 'bitten off more than he could chew', having an ongoing heart condition

Regrets: He admitted he had 'bitten off more than he could chew', having an ongoing heart condition

Regrets: He admitted he had ‘bitten off greater than he might chew’, having an ongoing coronary heart situation

Candid: Robert said of the decision: 'I'm extremely sorry to have to announce that I'm withdrawing from Strictly Come Dancing due to ill health'

Candid: Robert said of the decision: 'I'm extremely sorry to have to announce that I'm withdrawing from Strictly Come Dancing due to ill health'

Candid: Robert stated of the choice: ‘I am extraordinarily sorry to need to announce that I am withdrawing from Strictly Come Dancing because of sick well being’

‘Thanks too to everybody at residence who voted for us. It was at all times going to be a tough mountain to climb (for one factor it is made from glitter so it’s totally skiddy) and I have been particularly touched by the help from fellow coronary heart sufferers.

‘I feel maybe I used to be too wanting to impress them. They’ll know that restoration does not at all times go in a straight line, and I hope they don’t seem to be too disillusioned that I bumped into the boundaries of my resilience a lot earlier than I would hoped.

‘I go away realizing that Strictly viewers are in very secure arms and I will be cheering for my brother and sister contestants all the best way to Christmas.

‘Regardless of this unhappy ending, it has been a real honour to be a part of this big, joyful and barking mad TV present. Lengthy could it proceed.’

Gracious: Dianne added, 'As a massive fan of Robert's I was delighted to find out that he was joining the Strictly family. To find out he was my partner was the icing on the cake'

Gracious: Dianne added, 'As a massive fan of Robert's I was delighted to find out that he was joining the Strictly family. To find out he was my partner was the icing on the cake'

Gracious: Dianne added, ‘As an enormous fan of Robert’s I used to be delighted to seek out out that he was becoming a member of the Strictly household. To seek out out he was my accomplice was the icing on the cake’

Tragic: He added, 'I leave knowing that Strictly viewers are in very safe hands and I'll be cheering for my brother and sister contestants all the way to Christmas'

Tragic: He added, 'I leave knowing that Strictly viewers are in very safe hands and I'll be cheering for my brother and sister contestants all the way to Christmas'

Tragic: He added, ‘I go away realizing that Strictly viewers are in very secure arms and I will be cheering for my brother and sister contestants all the best way to Christmas’

Dianne added: ‘As an enormous fan of Robert’s I used to be delighted to seek out out that he was becoming a member of the Strictly household. On prime of this, to seek out out he was my accomplice was the icing on the cake.

‘We made an excellent workforce, labored exhausting and had snort alongside the best way. I’m so happy with the three wonderful dances we produced.

‘I do know Robert had much more to provide to the competitors however his well being in fact comes first and I want him a speedy restoration. I really feel fortunate to have danced with him and to name him a good friend.’

Sarah James, Strictly Come Dancing Govt Producer, stated: ‘Though we’re so unhappy that Robert has withdrawn from the present we fully perceive and help his determination, well being at all times comes first.

Sizzling! The pair had impressed with their dances so far

Sizzling! The pair had impressed with their dances so far

Scorching! The pair had impressed with their dances thus far

‘Regardless of their Strictly journey coming to an finish sooner than anybody would have hoped, Robert and Dianne actually made their mark on the competitors, with three unforgettable dances choreographed beautifully by the sensible Dianne.

‘They’ve been a beautiful partnership and we might prefer to thank them for the dedication, creativity and pleasure they dropped at the present. Everybody concerned in Strictly Come Dancing sends Robert their love and finest needs for his continued restoration.’

Strictly Come Dancing will proceed this Saturday with 12 taking to the Ballroom ground to impress the judges and the voting public.

Robert spoke not too long ago that he was left barely in a position to stroll final yr after the emergency surgical procedure for his congenital coronary heart defect.

The Peep Present star discovered the situation was made worse from his ten-year battle with alcohol.

Talking to The Sun, Robert instructed how he noticed taking part within the BBC collection as the newest step on his street to restoration.

He stated: ‘After I first got here out of hospital I couldn’t stroll to the tip of the road with out assist. I could not even elevate a kettle for 4 weeks.

‘So progressively you construct up once more till you might be doing longer and longer walks. Then seven months later the walks flip into runs — and then you definately grow to be a dancer.

‘This was not the primary time they requested, and I knew there can be a collision between me and Strictly very more likely to occur sooner or later. Nevertheless it goes again to the guts surgical procedure — now I feel I’ve obtained one thing to supply this present.’

Robert defined he had been feeling poorly for fairly some time and went for a test up in March of final yr simply earlier than lockdown solely to find how severe his situation was.

Health: Robert revealed he was left barely able to walk last year after emergency surgery for a congenital heart defect

Health: Robert revealed he was left barely able to walk last year after emergency surgery for a congenital heart defect

Well being: Robert revealed he was left barely in a position to stroll final yr after emergency surgical procedure for a congenital coronary heart defect

The actor stated his situation is a delivery defect with one among his coronary heart valves having prolapsed as an alternative of ‘opening and shutting properly’.

He stated his coronary heart thought he was working up a hill whereas he was asleep and he by no means seen as he merely put his signs right down to tiredness.

Robert noticed a heart specialist who instructed him he had extreme regurgitation and that blood that ought to have been flowing all through his physique was going ‘backwards’.

The TV star had open coronary heart surgical procedure after the heart specialist stated his coronary heart would fail within the subsequent two to 3 months with out it.

Robert stated the surgical procedure motivated him to vary his way of life, beginning with ditching alcohol.

The actor admitted he feels he had been slowly killing himself by way of consuming and had elevated his consumption to the purpose the place he felt he was addicted.

Robert began working and in addition took up weight-training, which means he was fitter than ever when he obtained the decision for Strictly.

Nonetheless, coaching together with his skilled accomplice Dianne did not come simple and he has described rehearsals as a whole lot of exhausting work, usually working from 8am to 6pm.

STRICTLY COME DANCING 2021: WHO ARE THE COUPLES?

TOM FLETCHER & AMY DOWDEN

Movie star’s Age: 36

Career: McFly musician

Tom says: ‘I’m so happy the information is out it’s been so exhausting retaining it secret. Equal elements excited and terrified.’

Enjoyable truth: Tom’s McFly bandmate Harry Judd received Strictly Come Dancing in 2011. Tom’s spouse Giovanna Fletcher is the reigning champion of I am A Movie star… Get Me Out Of Right here!

ROBERT WEBB & DIANNE BUSWELL

Movie star’s Age: 48

Career: Actor and comic

Robert says: ‘It’s extremely thrilling however with a slight undertone of quivering terror.’

Enjoyable Reality: Robert squeezed right into a shiny leotard to take the title of Let’s Dance For Comedian Reduction in 2009, performing What A Feeling from ’80s movie Flashdance, beating the likes of Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness to the title.

RHYS STEPHENSON & NANCY XU

Movie star’s Age: 27

Career: CBBC presenter

Rhys says: ‘I’ve dreamt about being on this present, and I do know for a undeniable fact that it will exceed each expectation’

Enjoyable truth: Rhys has been an actor for the reason that age of ten, performing alongside Matt Smith and Hugh Bonneville.

KATIE MCGLYNN & GORKA MARQUEZ

Movie star’s Age: 28

Career: Actress

Katie says: ‘I am actually not a dancer, however I am so excited to study a brand new talent on this loopy journey and can’t wait to slide into some sequins alongside the best way.’

Enjoyable truth: Katie, who performed Sinead Tinker in Corrie, received a NTA for Greatest Serial Drama Efficiency in 2020.

TILLY RAMSAY & NIKITA KUZMIN

Movie star’s Age: 19

Career: CBBC presenter

Tilly says: ’I’ll put my coronary heart and soul into this and may’t wait to get my dancing sneakers on!’

Enjoyable truth: Tilly’s father is superstar chef Gordon Ramsay and the pair usually star in dancing TikTok movies.

NINA WADIA & NEIL JONES

Movie star’s Age: 52

Career: Actress

Nina says: ‘I feel I ought to do that earlier than I’m too outdated and may’t stroll anymore. I simply need to seize life by the horns and simply take pleasure in it.’

Enjoyable truth: Nina is a JDRF Ambassador and was awarded an OBE within the 2021 New 12 months’s Honours Listing.

ADAM PEATY & KATYA JONES

Movie star’s Age: 26

Career: Athlete

Adam says: ‘I am actually wanting ahead to doing one thing completely totally different and difficult myself away from the pool.’

Enjoyable truth: Adam changing into the primary British swimmer to defend an Olympic title at Tokyo 2020.

UGO MONYE & OTI MABUSE

Movie star’s Age: 38

Career: Rugby participant and sports activities pundit

Ugo says: ‘What a dream come true! Strictly is the largest leisure present on TV and I can’t wait to point out everybody I’ve obtained extra than simply dad dancing strikes.

Enjoyable truth: Starting his rugby profession at Harlequins in 2002, Ugo went on to make 241 appearances for the membership the place he scored 89 tries, received a Premiership and made his England debut in 2008.

AJ ODUDU & KAI WIDDRINGTON

Movie star’s Age: 33

Career: TV presenter

AJ says: ‘I feel it should be actually difficult. I am unable to await the sequins, the wigs, the glitz and the glamour.’

Enjoyable Reality: Apocalypse Wow hosts AJ has featured on a whopping 14 TV reveals this yr, competing within the likes oF Cooking With The Stars and Movie star Karaoke Membership. She has appeared as a panelist on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two previously, too.

JOHN WHAITE & JOHANNES RADEBE

Movie star’s Age: 33

Career: Nice British Bake Off Winner and TV chef

John says: ‘I am so grateful, excited, and nervous to be becoming a member of the Strictly 2021 household… I have been sporting sequins and jazzy apparel since I used to be three years outdated and may’t wait to hurl myself, full throttle, round probably the most glamorous dance ground on earth’

Enjoyable Reality: The duo are the primary ever all-male partnering – the primary in 17 years of the present.

SARA DAVIES & ALJAZ SKORJANEC

Movie star’s Age: 37

Career: Businesswoman

Sara says: ‘I am actually nervous as a result of thus far the producers hold asking me if I can dance… Fact be instructed – I have never obtained a clue! I’ve not danced since I did ballet classes after I was little.’

Enjoyable truth: Sara was the youngest ever dragon on BBC present Dragons’ Den.

DAN WALKER & NADIYA BYCHKOVA

Movie star’s Age: 44

Career: Journalist

Dan says: ‘I am having fun with the expertise when it begins of studying to bop. I will be trustworthy I am not making room on any cabinets in my home for the glitterball.’

Enjoyable truth: Dan not too long ago stop Soccer Focus after 12 years on the helm and has been masking Tokyo Olympics.

GREG WISE & KAREN HAUER

Movie star’s Age: 55

Career: Actor

Greg says: ‘It is about being on the market and exposing your self as somebody who cannot dance, and studying.’

Enjoyable truth: Greg is married to the actress Emma Thompson who he met whereas filming Sense and Sensibility.

ROSE AYLING-ELLIS & GIOVANNI PERNICE

Movie star’s Age: 30

Career: Actress

Rose says: ‘I hope I’ll do the deaf group proud and break down extra limitations. I’m additionally very excited to study an unbelievable new talent.’

Enjoyable truth: Rose will make historical past as Strictly’s first deaf contestant.

JUDI LOVE & GRAZIANO DI PRIMA

Movie star’s Age: 41

Career: Comedienne

Judi says: ‘I’m actually wanting ahead to pushing myself in one thing that I might have solely dreamed of doing and now it’s really coming true!’

Enjoyable truth: Judi started comedy when she carried out a set in entrance of her class for a level module.

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