Gleb Savchenko is the latest Strictly Come Dancing pro to QUIT

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Gleb Savchenko has become the fifth Strictly Come Dancing pro to QUIT ahead of the new series.

Russian born Gleb only joined the show last year but won't be back for a second appearance.

He joins Kristina Rihanoff, Ola Jordan and Aliona Vilani along with relative newbie Tristan MacManus in having left the BBC One show in the past few months.

According to The Sun, Gleb has decided to "hang up his dancing shoes" to focus on his marriage to Elena Samodanova and their daughter Olivia.

Gleb, who previously appear on the Aussie, US and Russian versions of Strictly as well, was partnered with Anita Rani on last year's show, making it as far as the semi-finals.

The pro line up for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing has still yet to be revealed despite usually being sorted out in April.

Even the pro dancers who want to return are being left in the dark.

Joanne Clifton revealed recently: “We don’t know [about returning] and I’ve got everything crossed. Everything that can be crossed on my body is crossed."

Earlier this year, Swedish performer Isabel Edvardsson from the German version of Strictly was rumoured as a possible new name for the line up, together with Dancing With The Stars performer Peta Murgatroyd.

Another name linked to this year's Strictly pros is Iveta Lukosiute who could be back after leaving in 2014.

“We want brilliant personalities on Strictly, but also brilliant dancers," a source told The Sun newspaper. “Ola, Kristina and especially Aliona were absolutely brilliant choreographers and created routines people wanted to watch again and again.

“They are huge losses, but we’re determined to find great new talent.”

Strictly will air on BBC One from September.

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