Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Joe Sugg shares support for Dianne Buswell and Robert Webb after shock exit

Joe Sugg shared his support after Dianne Buswell and Robert Webb left Strictly (Picture: Rex / PA)

Strictly Come Dancing star Dianne Buswell has been supported by boyfriend Joe Sugg after she pulled out of the series, alongside celebrity partner Robert Webb.

The comedian, 49, announced that he would be leaving the dance floor on doctor’s orders, revealing he was battling health issues behind the scenes.

Following the news, their Strictly co-stars flooded social media with sweet messages for the pair.

Taking to Instagram, Joe – who competed on the series in 2018 – added his voice to the tributes.

Sharing his girlfriend’s post on his story, the YouTube star penned: ‘Will miss seeing team dirb on the screen! Wishing you all the best Robert.’

Peep Show star Robert opened up about his exit in a lengthy statement, explaining that he was advised to withdraw from the competition after experiencing ‘symptoms’ which required an ‘urgent consultation’ with a doctor, two years after undergoing emergency surgery on his heart.

Joe Sugg shared his support on social media (Picture: Instagram)

‘Two years ago I had open heart surgery and although I believed I was fit enough to take on Strictly and its demanding schedule, it became clear that I had bitten off way more than I could chew for this stage in my recovery,’ he shared.

‘I had begun to feel symptoms that led me to seek an urgent consultation with my heart specialist, and it was her view that it would be better for the sake of my health to step back from the show.

‘I’m proud of the three dances that Dianne Buswell and I managed to perform and deeply regret having to let her down like this.

‘I couldn’t have wished for a more talented partner or more patient teacher, and it’s a measure of Dianne’s professionalism and kindness that I was able to get as far as I did.’

Dianne echoed his sentiment in her own message on Instagram, adding: ‘Sadly the legacy of Buswell and Webb has come to an end.

‘Even though this was short lived, I have had such an amazing time dancing and working along side Robert from our wacky cha cha to that serious tango, Robert showed he could do it all.

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‘Although I know we had more up our sleeves Robert’s health is by far the most important part in all of this and I’m wishing him a speedy recovery. Thank you to everybody who supported us this series it means the absolute world.

‘You will still see flashes of my red hair in the background as I’ll be there cheering on all the amazing couples.’

Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday at 7pm on BBC One.

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