Will Young has announced that he is leaving Strictly Come Dancing for unspecified personal reasons.
In a statement released a few minutes ago, Young said that "...(to) be a part of Strictly has been a long-time ambition of mine. As a performer, a viewer, and a fan of the show, to dance as a contestant was an experience I always hoped for."
"I have made some great friends, and am in awe of their performances week in, week out." Young was partnered with Karen Clifton, but did however have a notable on-screen row with judge Len Goodman on last week's show.
A spokesperson for BBC said that "the show fully respects his decision and wishes him all the best for the future." No mention or confirmation was made of his bust-up with Goodman, nor has Young acknowledged or spoken about his clash with Goodman.
BBC also said that show's structure will not be changed and that a celebrity will be sent home on this week's show.