Tristan MacManus has quit Strictly Come Dancing

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Tristan MacManus has left the pro line up of Strictly Come Dancing.

He's the fourth exit from this year's show, following in the footsteps of Ola Jordan, Aliona Vilani and Kristina Rihanoff.

Although unlike the girls who have been on Strictly for years Tristan only joined in 2014, partnered with Jennifer Gibney and Jamelia in his two series.

"I think over the time I have been there I have realised more and more that it is not for me," Tristan said of his exit in a chat with MacManiacs.org. "I think the show needs someone a lot different to me... to get what they want, and I need something a lot different to make me happy and get what I want out of it."

The Irish performer, who previously appeared on the American version of the show, added: "I think there will be a lot of changes on the show and I have enjoyed it for the most part, but right now I just need a break from it all.

"You can do whatever it is you want to do, but when you have to start doing things you don't [want to], then you have to decide if it's for you or not. You can be a dancer or you can be a dancer on a TV show, and with that comes a whole other bag.

"It can be fun, but I'd sooner leave it as it is than spend all my time complaining about it."

A spokesperson for the BBC said that the professional line up for Strictly Come Dancing 2016 would be confirmed in due course.

Strictly will air on BBC One in the autumn.

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