Strictly Come Dancing 2021 LIVE: Ugo Monye OUT of tonight's show after Robert Webb exit

Strictly Come Dancing 2021 LIVE: Ugo Monye OUT of tonight's show after Robert Webb exit

10/16/2021

STRICTLY Come Dancing star Ugo Monye has revealed he will be taking a week out from the BBC dancing competition.

The retired rugby union player took to Twitter to reveal to fans that he was suffering from "back problems" that would mean stepping back from Saturday night's show.

The shock comes just a day after Robert Webb announced he is QUITTING Strictly just three weeks in due to poor health.

The comedian and his dancing partner Diane Buswell have released a statement this evening confirming their departure – explaining that it was due to ill health following major heart surgery.

Read our Strictly Come Dancing live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Sarah Tetteh

    FIERCE

    Tilly's not playing.

    Look at the chemistry.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    NO STRICTLY CURSE

    For Tom anyway!

    Do you see how close Tom's wife Giovanna is with his pro partner Amy?

    Love it.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    SO MCFLY

    Wow. Craig said Tom's ballroom was 'very good.'

    Think he's forgotten to take his Mr Nasty medicine.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    FOX-Y TOM

    Have you seen those cute videos Tom has been posting of his kids dancing with his pro partner Amy ahead of their foxtrot tonight?

    They need their own cameo, surely.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    CHEMISTRY BETWEEN THOSE TWO

    Fans think Rose and Giovanni are sizzling.

    One Tweeted: "Craig absolutely correct, these two are hot together."

  • Sarah Tetteh

    CLASS ACT

    Anyone else getting Christmas tree vibes from Rose's skirt?

    Fabulous.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    ROSE AN ICON

    Fans are loving seeing her friends on the VT.

    She's looking foxy for her cha cha cha too.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    CUTE

    Anyone else spot those stolen glances between Tilly and Nikita?

    Hmmmmm

  • Sarah Tetteh

    LADY IN RED

    OO-er Tess. Looking fabulous.

    Glad to see Claudia ditched the cycling shorts from last week and is now back to her super-glam best in black lace.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    CHEMISTRY

    Wonder if we can spot the chemistry between AJ and her partner tonight.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    KEEEEEEEP DANCING

    And we're on!

    Let's see what this talented bunch have in store for us tonight.

    It's Hammer time!

  • Sarah Tetteh

    TOO SOON?

    Fans have found an interesting addition to next year's Strictly line-up

  • Sarah Tetteh

    LOVE FOR JUDI

    Looks like Strictly fans are on the edge oftheir seats to see what the Loose Woman will perform tonight.

    One Tweeted: "@1Judilove waiting for 7.10pm #StrictlyComeDancing with @1Judilove and @GrazianoDiPrima."

    Another cheered: "#strictlycomedancing Gwaan @1Judilove remember you born with riddim"

  • Sarah Tetteh

    STILL ROSY

    Fans can't wait to see what Rose and Giovanni have got in store.

    One wrote: "Perfecto."

  • Sarah Tetteh

    DUBLE TROUBLE

    Gordon Ramsay has posted a sweet tribute to his daughter Tilly ahead of tonight's show.

    He wrote on Insta: "Wishing these two all the very best for tonight’s Paso Doble @tillyramsay @nikita__kuzmin @bbcstrictly what an incredible week of training it’s been ,hard work pays off , so proud of you love you Dad xxx"

     

  • Sarah Tetteh

    PROUD BUT FIERY DAD

    Any chance Gordon Ramsay will be in the audience tonight to support his daughter Tilly?

    He'd better bring a hanky just in case -he was in floods of tears last time he was on!

  • Sarah Tetteh

    HAMMER-TIME

    Have been waiting all week for this.

    BBC Breakfast presenter Dan is dancing to… MC HAMMER tonight.

    *grabs popcorn*

  • Sarah Tetteh

    ONE HOUR KLAXON

    Strictly starts tonight on BBC1 at 7.10pm.

    Get ready for more sparkles, magic and hopefully some mayhem.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    LOVE FOR JUDI

    Fans thought both Judi and Katie were hard done by being in the dance-off last week.

    Taking to Twitter, one fan raged: "That is a shame. Neither Judi nor Katie deserve to be in the dance off. This is meant to be a dance contest, not a popularity one, but every year it clearly is!"

    Another complained: "What a load of crap Dan should be in the dance off. Judi & Katie both deserve to stay on the show."

    A third agreed: "Katie shouldn't have gone, neither should've been in the dance off. It's a shame."

     

  • Sarah Tetteh

    FAN FURY

    Strictly fans have been left fuming after Katie McGlynn became the second star eliminated after landing in the dance-off AGAIN.

    This time, the former Coronation Street actress was up again Loose Women star Judi Love – but viewers didn't think either star deserved to be in the bottom.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    OUT OUT

    It was the end of the road for Hollyoak's Katie McGlynn last week.

    She danced her last dance to Cruella after losing off in the dance-off to the fabulous Judi Love

  • Sarah Tetteh

    ELIMINATION DRAMA

    So… a new fix row has erupted as fans don't believe there should be an elimination this week because both Ugo and Robert are not on the show.

    One fumed on Twitter: "Btw not saying Ugo shouldn't get a free pass, he obvs should and that’s always the rule!!! but imo it feels kinda unfair to still have an elim this week all things considered, what a hot mess of a week."

    Another said: "Would love to know if they'll still do this considering that Ugo is out this week with a back injury.

    "I think everyone should be scored but get a free pass into next week like week one.

    "It's only fair given Robert's departure and Ugo missing a week."

  • Sarah Tetteh

    FIX-GATE

    Strictly fans have fumed the show is FIXED after Ugo Monye was given a "free pass" to next week following his back injury.

    The retired England rugby ace told fans he was "gutted" to be miss Saturday night's show.

  • Sarah Tetteh

    MISSING TWO

    So don't be alarmed if you don't see a couple of your favourites tonight.

    Robert Webb has pulled out of the comp because of his heart condition.

    Ugo is off for a week because of an ongoing back injury.

    Get well soon, guys!

  • Sarah Tetteh

    PARTY NIGHT

    Dancing shoes, sorry, cosy slippers at the ready.

    Whose ready for a big night in… with Strictly?

    Wooooop.

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