Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Len Goodman reveals all on bust up with Will Young

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Len Goodman has revealed his take on Will Young's Strictly Come Dancing 2016 exit.

It was confirmed that Will had quit Strictly Come Dancing back in October, 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's exit followed an on air clash with Strictly judge Len over his Salsa routine.

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Len recalled this past week: “I told him I would have like to have seen a bit more Salsa content and he said ‘well there was 24 bars of recognisable’ and I said ‘well I didn’t see it’.

“I then said ‘turn up, keep up and shut up’. I was going to say ‘turn up, keep up and never give up’ because I had that in my head as a line for some time which would have been nice.

“But because he went on like that and I had that little line in my head it ended up as it ended up.”

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Len dismissed the idea that it was their clash that saw Will leave.

"It was unfortunate that he went the week I said to him he has to ‘turn up, keep up and shut up’," Len said. “But it wasn’t said in a vicious way. I said there wasn’t enough content which really isn’t even a pop at him - it’s a pop at the choreographer.

“I did ask other people if it was because of that he packed it in and I’ve been assured it wasn’t.”

According to the tabloid earlier this month, Will was invited to return to the show's final tonight along with all of the other celebs from this year's line up.

However he has "politely declined the offer", say Strictly show insiders.

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Will Young, Karen Clifton

A source told The Sun newspaper: “Even though Will wasn’t technically eliminated, he was still asked to be part of the group dance during this year’s final episode.

"It’s a great routine which welcomes back all of this year’s ‘Class of 2016’ for one final celebration. Unfortunately, Will has politely declined the offer.”

The Strictly final airs tonight on BBC One.

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