Will Young 'in a bad place' after quitting Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Will Young and Karen Clifton

Will Young is reportedly hoping to keep a low profile following his exit from Strictly Come Dancing 2016.

It was confirmed that Will had quit Strictly Come Dancing earlier this month, pulling out after four weeks.

A spokesperson for the BBC announced at the time: "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."

Will Young left Strictly Come Dancing

There has been a LOT of speculation over just why Will left with some claiming that he decided to bow out of the competition as he battled with anxiety.

A source told the Mirror: "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."

But The Sun newspaper alleged that Will walked away simply 'because he couldn't win'.

A source claimed to the tabloid: "It became obvious that despite his huge dance background he was never going to be a contender because there are so many better celebs.

“The few previous contestants to go have quit because they’re injured or a family member has died – not because they feel they can’t win.”

Now pals of Will have jumped to his defence to insist he was far from a bad loser.

They explained: "Will's in a really bad place at the moment. He felt too unstable to go on with the show and now facing so much criticisms over being a 'bad loser' has made everything worse.

"He feels his reputation has been damaged and he doesn't know how to turn things around."

Speaking to Closer magazine, the source added: "Will needs as much support as possible.

Will Young & Karen Clifton
Will Young & Karen Clifton

"He's hoping to keep a low profile now and hopes everything will blow over.

Here's hoping Will is feeling better soon!

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