Comic and actor Robert Webb has give up Strictly Come Dancing because of issues over his well being following an “pressing session” along with his coronary heart physician.
Two years in the past the star underwent emergency coronary heart surgical procedure.
He mentioned in a press release: “Though I believed I used to be match sufficient to tackle Strictly and its demanding schedule, it turned clear that I had bitten off far more than I may chew for this stage in my restoration.
“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 could be higher for the sake of my well being to step again from the present.”
He mentioned he “deeply regretted” letting down his superstar associate including: “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.
“Thanks too to everybody at house who voted for us. It was at all times going to be a troublesome mountain to climb (for one factor it is fabricated from glitter so it is very skiddy) and I have been particularly touched by the help from fellow coronary heart sufferers.
“I believe maybe I used to be too wanting to impress them. They may know that restoration does not at all times go in a straight line, and I hope they are not too disenchanted that I bumped into the boundaries of my resilience a lot before I would hoped.”
His dance associate, Dianne Buswell, added that his “well being comes first”.
She mentioned: “We made an excellent staff, labored arduous, and had snigger alongside the best way. I’m so pleased with the three superb dances we produced. I do know Robert had much more to present 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 pal.”
Webb first discovered of the issue along with his coronary heart throughout a routine medical check-up in 2019, whereas on the set of Channel 4 sitcom Again.
Medical doctors advised him he was affected by a coronary heart murmur brought on by a mitral valve prolapse.
Sarah James, Strictly Come Dancing government producer, added: “Though we’re so unhappy that Robert has withdrawn from the present we utterly perceive and help his choice, well being at all times comes first.
“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 good Dianne.
“They’ve been an exquisite 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.”