Former Strictly star Artem Chigvintsev joins Dancing with the Stars

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 August 2014
Artem Chigvintsev

Artem Chigvintsev

Former 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional Artem Chigvintsev has revealed he will compete on the next series of 'Dancing with the Stars' - the US version of the BBC One programme

Former 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional Artem Chigvintsev has joined the line-up of 'Dancing with the Stars'.

The Latin dance expert has announced he will be partnering a celebrity on the programme - the US version of the BBC ballroom competition - and he can't wait for it to kick-off this September.

Artem revealed the news on his Twitter account, writing: "I very excited to be joining the pro line up for DWTS season 19 - bring it on!"

The Russian star was immediately congratulated by fellow former 'Strictly Come Dancing' pro James Jordan - who also will not be taking part in the BBC show this week.

James tweeted: "I'm so happy for my mate @artemchigvintse for joining DWTS!!! An amazing dancer and choreographer.

You will be sorely missed in this country. (sic)"

As well as the departures of Artem and James, professional dancer Robin Windsor has withdrawn from this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing' this year.

The performer - who has featured on the programme since 2010 - had to pull out after suffering a bad back injury on the last series.

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."

Robin is being replaced by Australian dancer Trent Whiddon, who has appeared on 'Dancing with the Stars' in the US and Australia.

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