Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Darcey Bussell speaks out over Will Young's exit

Will Young, Karen Clifton

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 judge Darcey Bussell has spoken about Will Young's exit.

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

A spokesperson for the BBC announced at the start of the week "Due to personal reasons, Will Young has decided to withdraw from Strictly Come Dancing. The show fully respects his decision and wishes him all the best for the future."

Speaking today, Darcey revealed she wasn't aware of the reasons behind Will's exit but said it was "sad" to see him go.

She said: "It's sad. Unfortunately being a judge we are not allowed to see the rehearsals or what happened during the week so you don't know the ins and outs and you only arrive on the day of the live show."

Darcey told the Daily Mail newspaper that Will had a good shot of making it to the final.

She explained: "It's horrifying to think that somebody who could have easily got to the final [has left].

"But you know, like in anybody's lives, you have many things that are going on and it is not to do with Len Goodman - just to make that clear."

With Will deciding not to speak out about his exact reasons for departing, there's been a LOT of speculation over just why Will left.

As well as Will's clash with Len from the weekend, Will's exit has also been linked to anxiety as well as fears he wouldn't win.

Will yesterday said he didn't care what others were saying and insisted he was "dandy" after the "undramatic" departure.

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."

Strictly Come Dancing is back Saturday night on BBC One from 6:30PM.

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