Robin Windsor quits Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 August 2014
Robin Windsor and Deborah Meaden

Robin Windsor and Deborah Meaden

'Strictly Come Dancing' professional Robin Windsor has been forced to quit the show after suffering from a back injury

Robin Windsor has quit 'Strictly Come Dancing.'

The professional dancer - who has been part of the line-up since 2010 - is "devastated" after being forced to pull out of this year's show following a back injury.

He said: "It's been a really difficult decision but I plan to focus 100 per cent on my recovery and hope to be back in the ballroom as soon as possible, doing what I love best.

"In the mean time I wish the cast and crew best of luck with the new series which I'll be watching every week."

The 34-year-old hunk - who is dating former 'X Factor' finalist Marcus Collins - will be replaced by Australian dancer Trent Whiddon, who has appeared on 'Dancing With The Stars' in the US and Australia, when the popular BBC One show returns to screens this autumn.

Robin, who danced his way into the semi-final with former 'Emmerdale' star Lisa Riley in 2012, suffered a slipped disc on the show last year and was forced to miss some weeks of training, although he and his partner Deborah Meaden had already been eliminated for the competition by this point.

Meanwhile, Robin won't be the only professional missing from the line-up this year as Artem Chigvintsev and James Jordan have recently announced their exits.

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