Another Strictly star has pulled out of the live show 11 months ago

Another Strictly star has pulled out of the live show

This week's live show will be missing another couple.

Fans of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing are disappointed after another celebrity contestant has had to pull out of this weekend's live show.


Ugo Monye and his professional partner Oti Mabuse will not dance in this weekend's live show due to an injury.

Taking to Twitter, the rugby player wrote: "Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to dance this weekend on the show.

"I have a history of back problems which has always been managed under the guidance of medical professionals.

"Unfortunately this has been causing some unwanted problems this week!"


He continued: "I have been advised by medical professionals and with huge support from Strictly to get some treatment & rest to ensure that I can get myself back to full capacity & fighting fit for next week.

"Gutted Oti and I won't be dancing this weekend but wishing all the other contestants the best of luck & will be cheering them on from home!"


Monye's announcement comes less than 24 hours after his fellow contestant Robert Webb announced that he would be leaving the competition due to health concerns.

The Peep Show star, who had major heart surgery two years ago, said that the show was taking a toll on his health.

In a statement released last night, he said: "I'm extremely sorry to have to announce that I'm withdrawing from Strictly Come Dancing due to ill health.

"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.


"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."

He added that he was sorry to let his partner Diane Buswell down, but thanked her for her "professionalism" and "kindness" at this time.