Strictly Come Dancing fans want Catherine Tyldesley back after Will Bayley’s exit

Strictly Come Dancing fans have called for Catherine Tyldesley to return after Will Bayley left the competition.


It was announced earlier today that Will had been forced to quit Strictly after an injury.

The Paralympian missed last Saturday’s episode and it was confirmed that he has subsequently become the second celeb to quit this year due to injury.

Made In Chelsea’s Jamie Laing was forced out before the first live show, replaced in the line up at the last minute by actor Kelvin Fletcher.

Following news of Will’s departure, some Strictly fans are calling for Catherine Tyldesley and Johannes Radebe to return.

The pair were eliminated from the series on Sunday night in a shock dance off result against Mike Bushell.

Following the news of Will’s exit, many fans have called for Catherine to make a comeback.


“Bring Catherine back to take his place,” wrote one on Twitter.

Another shared: “Petition to bring #catjo @Cath_Tyldesley and @jojo_radebe back to @bbcstrictly now the lovely @WillBayleytt has had to leave!”

Agreed a third: “If Will has (very unfortunately) had to withdraw due to injury, then SURELY @Cath_Tyldesley and @jojo_radebe should be re-instated immediately???”

“Here’s @bbcstrictly’s chance to bring back @Cath_Tyldesley who was wrongly kicked out last week,” posted a fourth user online.

Speaking about his exit this evening, Will Bayley said: “I’m gutted my Strictly journey has had to come to an end. I’ve loved being part of the show, and am so grateful for the phenomenal support we have received.

“I want to say a special thank you to Janette for believing in me, and giving me the confidence to believe in myself.

“The things we achieved, from our couple’s choice dance, through to the lifts in our salsa, will stay with me forever. I’ve had the time of my life.”


Strictly Come Dancing continues live this Saturday night on BBC One.

On Sunday, another celebrity couple will be eliminated in this week’s latest results show.