Strictly Come Dancing's Will Young 'snubbed rehearsals with Karen Clifton'

Will Young and Karen Clifton

Will Young has been accused of snubbing rehearsals with his Strictly pro partner Karen Clifton.

Will supposedly failed to show up to training with Karen after making her travel SIX HOURS to Cornwall.

The Daily Mirror reports that the incident came just before Will walked off the show for "personal reasons".

A source explained to the tabloid: “Will wanted to rehearse closer to home, which was impractical for Karen but she was happy to accommodate."

They revealed: "But after Karen spent six hours sitting on a train, Will failed to show up.

"Understandably, Karen was furious. And to make matters worse, she had to spend another six hours travelling back up to London, making it a ­pointless 12-hour trip.”

Despite the claims - which follow other reports suggesting Will and Karen 'squabbled' in behind the scenes - the pro dancer has defended the singer.

She took to Twitter to comment about his exit last week and showed no signs of anger.

"I'm so sad that Will has decided to quit the show and I know it wasn't an easy decision for him," Karen posted online.

The Venezuelan performer continued: "It was great dancing with him, he was such fun to work with and I wish him all the very best for the future."

And over the weekend, Karen added: "Shame certain press have to sour what was a great time for me and Will that sadly came to an end."

Will was the third celebrity to leave the show this year and was followed out by Naga Munchetty who left in Sunday night's results.

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

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