Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Vincent Simone, Flavia Cacace and Erin Boag quit show

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 semi-final - Louis and Flavia

Vincent Simone, Flavia Cacace and Erin Boag will all bow out of Strictly Come Dancing this year.

The tiro of pro dancers have been performing with celebs on the show for ten years, with Erin having appeared in every series since the first back in 2002.

But sources insist that the split between the dancers and the BBC One show was amicable, with the group moving on to pursue other projects.

"It’s ­upsetting to lose all three at once. But it hasn’t come after a big fall out or because they are unhappy with the show. They each just feel it’s time to move on," an insider claimed.

They told the Daily Mirror newspaper today: “Strictly’s gruelling schedule takes up a huge chunk of the year between training, live shows and the successful arena tour.

“Now they feel they have come to the end of the road and have decided to pursue other things.”

Of the tiro, only Flavia ever won the series, with her celebrity partner Louis Smith last year.

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Strictly Come Dancing returns for its 11th series at the end of the year.

Some of the stars already rumoured to be on the show include former X factor winner Joe McElderry and TOWIE’s Mark Wright, as well as footballer Michael Owen.

Meanwhile both Big Brother host Davina McCall and Mark’s fellow former TOWIE cast member Lauren Pope have said they’d be up for competing.

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