Amanda Abbington quits Strictly Come Dancing following ‘setbacks’
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 23, 2023 - 09:29PM
Amanda Abbington has reportedly quit Strictly (Picture: BBC/Ray Burmiston)

star has quit the series due to ‘setbacks.’

A Strictly spokesperson said: ‘Amanda Abbington is unable to continue in Strictly Come Dancing and has decided to withdraw from the competition. The show wishes her all the best for the future.’

The Sherlock actress, 49, who is partnered with professional dancer Giovanni Pernice, was forced to miss Saturday’s live show ‘due to medical reasons’.

While Amanda is yet to directly  didn’t taking part, on Saturday morning she shared a post to about mental health.

The news was revealed on It Takes Two on Friday, with host  sharing: ‘We have some breaking news.

‘Unfortunately, , Amanda will ,’ she said.

Amanda was partnered up with Giovanni Pernice (Picture: PA)
Amanda missed the latest live show due to ‘medical reasons’ (Picture: PA)

Janette added that protocols would allow her to return to the dancefloor if ‘all was well’.

The 39-year-old added: ‘Amanda, we hope you get well soon, my love, sending you all the best wishes.’

Following the announcement, she reshared a post that included a photo and quote from late actor Robin Williams, it read, as reported by : ‘People don’t fake depression… they fake being okay. Remember that. Be kind’.

This comes after Amanda rubbished claims she was quitting the show after an alleged fall-out with partner Giovanni.

Amanda insisted she wasn’t transphobic after sparking controversy over a tweet (Picture: WireImage)

While a source had claimed the pair were not getting along, her representatives pushed back against the reports, telling it was completely untrue.

She then posted an expletive-ridden rant on social media hours before one of the live shows.

Beginning by wishing people a ‘happy Saturday,’ Amanda first said she was at work then corrected herself by saying she was at Strictly HQ, which was ‘just fun isn’t it, it’s fun shenanigans.’

‘I’m wearing my jacket that says “Who cares what other people think?”‘ she went on, making a face at the camera.

Strictly Come Dancing returns this Saturday on BBC One.