Is THIS why Will Young quit Strictly Come Dancing?

Why did Will Young quit Strictly?

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Will Young is said to have left Strictly Come Dancing after struggling with anxiety.

It was confirmed that Will had left Strictly Come Dancing last night, citing simply "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."

In his own statement, Will didn't explain why he was leaving, saying simply: "I am leaving the show for personal reasons."

Supposedly even some of those working on the show didn't know why Will had left.

But the Daily Mirror now claims that Will decided to bow out of the competition as he battled with anxiety.

A source told the tabloid: "Will was suffering from anxiety all of last week and he told friends he wasn't feeling up to the show, he felt he was under intense scrutiny and wasn't taking it well."

They added: "Will is a deeply private person and has been out of the spotlight for a long time and he doesn't enjoy being the centre of attention. It all got too much."

Will this morning spoke out regarding all the press stories around his exiting, insisting he was "dandy".

He told BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show host Chris Evans: "Here's the thing. I'm absolutely dandy, thanks. It's all very undramatic, really.

"I've done my statement and others can say what they want to say. I never read what they say anyway."

The BBC have confirmed that Will will NOT be replaced and the show will continue as normal with an elimination every weekend.

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 is back this Saturday and Sunday night on BBC One.

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