Robert Webb calls Strictly Come Dancing brutal and peculiar – Day by day Mail

Robert Webb calls Strictly Come Dancing brutal and peculiar – Day by day Mail

Robert Webb has referred to as Strictly Come Dancing ‘brutal’ and ‘bizarre’ after quitting the competitors on account of well being considerations.

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

Partnered with skilled dancer Dianne Buswell, Robert mentioned to The Sun of his time on the present: ‘It’s brutal. It’s a completely 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 completely bizarre present’: Robert Webb has referred to 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 mentioned: ‘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 typically apprehensive about being ‘cancelled’ if he mentioned the incorrect factor whereas cameras had been watching him ‘on a regular basis’.

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

He mentioned: ‘If we had longer to rehearse it will occur, however we get 4 days and one efficiency… On the finish of that efficiency you may get fired. It’s brutal. It’s a completely 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 looking for an ‘pressing consolidation’ with the specialist overseeing his restoration from coronary heart surgical procedure

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

Robert mentioned of the choice: ‘I am extraordinarily sorry to must announce that I am withdrawing from Strictly Come Dancing on account 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 may 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 choice to give up the present on Wednesday evening

‘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 will 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 associate or extra affected person trainer, and it is a measure of Dianne’s professionalism and kindness that I used to be capable of 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 may 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 mentioned of the choice: ‘I am extraordinarily sorry to must announce that I am withdrawing from Strictly Come Dancing on account of sick well being’

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

‘I feel maybe I used to be too desperate to impress them. They’ll know that restoration does not all the time go in a straight line, and I hope they don’t seem to be too dissatisfied 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 protected fingers 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 a large 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 associate 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 protected fingers and I will be cheering for my brother and sister contestants all the best way to Christmas’

Dianne added: ‘As a large 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 associate was the icing on the cake.

‘We made a terrific workforce, labored laborious and had snicker alongside the best way. I’m so happy with the three wonderful dances we produced.

‘I do know Robert had much more to offer to the competitors however his well being after all comes first and I want him a speedy restoration. I really feel fortunate to have danced with him and to name him a buddy.’

Sarah James, Strictly Come Dancing Govt Producer, mentioned: ‘Though we’re so unhappy that Robert has withdrawn from the present we utterly perceive and assist his choice, well being all the time 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 to this point

‘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 fantastically by the sensible Dianne.

‘They’ve been an exquisite partnership and we would 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 greatest needs for his continued restoration.’

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

Robert spoke just lately that he was left barely capable of stroll final 12 months 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.

Chatting with The Sun, Robert instructed how he noticed collaborating within the BBC sequence as the most recent step on his street to restoration.

He mentioned: ‘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 raise a kettle for 4 weeks.

‘So progressively you construct up once more till you’re doing longer and longer walks. Then seven months later the walks flip into runs — and you then 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. However it goes again to the guts surgical procedure — now I feel I’ve acquired one thing to supply this present.’

Robert defined he had been feeling poorly for fairly some time and went for a examine up in March of final 12 months simply earlier than lockdown solely to find how critical 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 capable of stroll final 12 months after emergency surgical procedure for a congenital coronary heart defect

The actor mentioned his situation is a beginning defect with one among his coronary heart valves having prolapsed as a substitute of ‘opening and shutting properly’.

He mentioned his coronary heart thought he was operating up a hill whereas he was asleep and he by no means seen as he merely put his signs all the way 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 mentioned his coronary heart would fail within the subsequent two to 3 months with out it.

Robert mentioned the surgical procedure motivated him to vary his life-style, beginning with ditching alcohol.

The actor admitted he feels he had been slowly killing himself via ingesting and had elevated his consumption to the purpose the place he felt he was addicted.

Robert began operating and in addition took up weight-training, that means he was fitter than ever when he acquired the decision for Strictly.

Nonetheless, coaching together with his skilled associate Dianne did not come straightforward and he has described rehearsals as a whole lot of laborious work, typically working from 8am to 6pm.

STRICTLY COME DANCING 2021: WHO ARE THE COUPLES?

TOM FLETCHER & AMY DOWDEN

Movie star’s Age: 36

Occupation: McFly musician

Tom says: ‘I’m so happy the information is out it’s been so laborious protecting 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

Occupation: Actor and comic

Robert says: ‘It is very 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 Aid 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

Occupation: CBBC presenter

Rhys says: ‘I’ve dreamt about being on this present, and I do know for a incontrovertible fact that it’ll 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

Occupation: 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 Finest Serial Drama Efficiency in 2020.

TILLY RAMSAY & NIKITA KUZMIN

Movie star’s Age: 19

Occupation: CBBC presenter

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

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

NINA WADIA & NEIL JONES

Movie star’s Age: 52

Occupation: Actress

Nina says: ‘I feel I ought to do that earlier than I’m too outdated and may’t stroll anymore. I simply wish 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 Yr’s Honours Checklist.

ADAM PEATY & KATYA JONES

Movie star’s Age: 26

Occupation: Athlete

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

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

UGO MONYE & OTI MABUSE

Movie star’s Age: 38

Occupation: 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 indicate everybody I’ve acquired 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

Occupation: TV presenter

AJ says: ‘I feel it may be actually difficult. I can not 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 12 months, 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 prior to now, too.

JOHN WHAITE & JOHANNES RADEBE

Movie star’s Age: 33

Occupation: 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 carrying sequins and jazzy apparel since I used to be three years outdated and may’t wait to hurl myself, full throttle, round essentially the most glamorous dance flooring 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

Occupation: Businesswoman

Sara says: ‘I am actually nervous as a result of to this point the producers maintain asking me if I can dance… Reality be instructed – I have never acquired 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

Occupation: Journalist

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

Enjoyable truth: Dan just lately give up Soccer Focus after 12 years on the helm and has been masking Tokyo Olympics.

GREG WISE & KAREN HAUER

Movie star’s Age: 55

Occupation: 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

Occupation: 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 unimaginable 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

Occupation: Comedienne

Judi says: ‘I’m really trying ahead to pushing myself in one thing that I may 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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