Strictly Come Dancing fans want Tameka Empson back after Will Young leaves

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Strictly Come Dancing viewers have called on the show to bring Tameka Empson back.

It's after it was announced tonight that Will Young had made a surprise exit from the competition.

It was confirmed that Will had quit Strictly Come Dancing earlier this evening, citing personal reasons.

"Due to personal reasons, Will Young has decided to withdraw from Strictly Come Dancing," said a spokesperson for the show. "The show fully respects his decision and wishes him all the best for the future."

Fans were quick to call on the BBC to reinstate most recent eliminated celebrity Tameka, following her surprise exit on Sunday night.

"Can we please have #Tameka back now?! @Tameka_Empson" one viewer wrote on Twitter.

"Bring Tameka back!" agreed another and a third said: "will young has quit ?? Bring back Tameka !!"

EastEnders star Tameka was eliminated on Sunday night after dancing off against Laura Whitmore.

Appearing on BBC Two spin-off It Takes Two on Monday, Tameka admitted: "It feels too soon, I've got a lot more to give."

Despite the calls to get Tameka back, the BBC has suggested the competition will continue as normal only with one less celebrity in the final.

They said: "The series will continue as planned, with elimination every week until the Grand Final. There is not and never has been a backup celebrity on standby."

Strictly Come Dancing continues this Saturday and Sunday night on BBC One.

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