Strictly speaking, Will Bayley is forced to step out of the competition series after he was unable to train due to a painful knee injury.
The Paralympic table tennis player, 31 – who participated for six weeks in the competition series with professional dancer Janette Manrara – confirmed the devastating news on the Wednesday edition of BBC sister show It Takes Two after tearing his ligament during last week's rehearsals.
While he talked to Zoe Ball about his departure, Will struggled to control his emotions while he burst into tears during the exit interview and his partner Janette vowed for turning him into a dancer.
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& # 39; Gutted & # 39 ;: Will Bayley from Strictly Come Dancing withdrew from the series after being unable to train due to a painful knee injury, and confirmed the news on Wednesday's It Takes Two
During the emotional interview, Will admitted that he was & # 39; stripped & # 39; because he had withdrawn from the competition because of his injury, and added: & # 39; I just got stuck that we had such a good run and I thought it was great, it was all a bit. .. I don't know that everything happened so quickly that it was just shocking. & # 39;
As Zoe inquired about his injured leg – which was wrapped in a leg brace – the table tennis star explained: “It is not about dancing, if I could I would really give it all I really would but it is just not ready. & # 39;
Janette also struggled to keep her upset that she and Will would not continue in the competition, and said to Zoe: & I am clearly super stripped that I could see sick getting better and better, specifically this week with the jive.
& # 39; He has learned it so quickly that I thought oh my god, we are building momentum, the only thing I have in my heart right now are so many incredible amazing moments I have shared with Will about life talk, i feel like a friend for life with him. We are now united forever. & # 39;
Angry: during an emotional appearance, the Paralympic star said he did not want his strict journey to end with an injury
After watching a high-profile role from his time that danced with Janette, Will struggled to control his emotions and shed tears.
He said to Zoe: & # 39; It's really complicated that I didn't want it to end like this, even if we went out next week or whatever I didn't want it to end like this.
& # 39; I also had so many positive things I want to focus on, I never thought I could do half the things I owe Janette so much, I was really scared to embarrass myself, but she really believed me. & # 39;
Sad: while Will and Janette watched the best parts of their strict journey, the dancing duo were both left in tears
Hard: Will told presenter Zoe Ball: & # 39; It's really complicated I didn't want it to end like this, even if we went out next week or whatever I didn't want it to end like this & # 39;
He and Janette agreed during the series and agreed that their contemporary performance is one they would never forget.
& # 39; The last one we did was so special, it was just amazing, I understood the dance and every step meant so much & # 39 ;, he said.
Janette added: & # 39; It's not how we wanted to end it, but we ended it at such a peak and that dance is the reason why I dance.
& # 39; We dance to touch people, inspire people to motivate others and Will is the pinnacle of that and his journey in the show shows that anything is possible and that is the message I think we should leave in this show. & # 39;
Amazingly: the Paralympic star had a lot of praise for his professional partner Janette, flowing: & # 39; I was really scared to embarrass myself, but she really believed me & # 39;
Will also insisted that his handicap had nothing to do with the injury and said to Zoe: “It's not because I have a handicap, it can happen to anyone, it's just bad luck.
& (39) (Janette) deserves so much praise for what she has done for me, it all boils down to Janette that she has performed miracles, she is not only dancing with someone who has never danced and believes in me while many people do not did. & # 39;
The pro then ended things by saying to her partner: & As I said, you have so much enthusiasm and determination in life, the things that you survived in our youth are in themselves proof of the kind of person that you are.
& # 39; Thank you for putting your heart and soul into every step and being one of the best partners I could have asked for in the show. & # 39;
Tragically: Ahead of Will's It Takes Two appearance, strict bosses confirmed that he was forced to withdraw from the show
Will & # 39; s future on the show was compromised when he fell to the ground during the rehearsals with dancer Nancy Xu on Friday.
Media personality Will and choreographer Janette, 35, did not play on last week's Halloween special – where participant Catherine Tyldesley was eliminated – by order of the doctor.
He admitted that he & # 39; stripped & # 39; was to miss the show and tweeted Saturday: & # 39; Hello everyone, I am absolutely stripped, I cannot perform strictly with Janette tonight.
Helaas Unfortunately I am injured and not suitable for dancing. I hope to be on the dance floor again next week. Good luck to everyone tonight. Thanks for all your messages guys, I'll be right back !! & # 39; (Sic).
Autumn: the future of the 31-year-old Paralympic table tennis player in the show was endangered when he fell to the ground during rehearsals on Friday (photo)
Terrible: The Kent native confirmed the devastating news in the Wednesday edition of BBC sister show It Takes Two after tearing his ligament during rehearsals on Friday (pictured last week)
& # 39; I'm not fit to dance & # 39 ;: Media personality Will and choreographer Janette, 35, didn't play at last week's Halloween special on doctor's prescription
Speaking in the VT on the show, he further explained: & I jumped from a table and while I landed, I landed with my legs straight. I thought I broke my leg because I never felt anything like that.
& # 39; Hearing the words that I absolutely cannot dance was just very bad for me. But I have to recover now and come back even stronger next week. & # 39;
A representative of the BBC show said in an official statement: “Unfortunately, Will Bayley was injured during training and doctors have said he cannot dance in the show this weekend. According to the rules of Strictly Come Dancing, Will said goodbye next week. & # 39;
Last exit: Zeepster Catherine Tyldesley was the newest participant who started the show (pictured with partner Johannes Radebe)
Bad: in a VT that was shown on Saturday, Will admitted he thought he had broken his leg, because bosses confirmed that he had said goodbye until next week
Will's injury comes just a week after he left viewers in tears with an emotional contemporary routine when he spoke frankly about the diagnosis of blood cancer when he was only seven years old.
The 2014 world champion was born with arthrogryposis, which affects all four of his limbs and causes multiple bent joints from birth. The condition usually leads to stiff joints and muscle weakness.
Will learned to play table tennis when his grandmother bought him a table after his cancer diagnosis.
He became a member of the local club at the age of 12 and represented the strong men's team of Kent before winning the gold medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games.
Coasting by: the sportsman enjoyed a relatively average stint on the show, 26 points out of 40 achieved during the series launch, and 24, 23, 24, 32 in the following weeks
Emotional: his injury only occurs a week after he left viewers in tears with a contemporary routine, when he spoke frankly about the diagnosis of blood cancer at the age of 7
The resident of Kent enjoyed a relatively average stint in the show and achieved 26 points out of 40 during the launch of the series and 24, 23, 24, 32 in the following weeks.
In September, reality star Jamie, 30, left the series early after sustaining a foot injury. He said in a statement at the time: & # 39; Hello everyone, I just wanted to give a quick update because it has now been released.
& # 39; But these things happen in life, and if they do, you have to move forward and be positive. & # 39;
"Because of my injury, I will not compete strictly this year, which is incredibly devastating and very disturbing."
Currently in the race for the Glitterball Trophy are former soap star Kelvin, former footballer Alex Scott, comedian Chris Ramsey, Emma Barton, EastEnders, socialite Emma Weymouth, actor Karim Zeroual, Drag Race judge Michelle Visage, BBC presenter Mike Bushell and YouTuber Saffron Barker.
Rowing champion James Cracknell was the first participant to be launched from the series, followed by broadcaster Anneka Rice, radio presenter Dev Griffin, former sportsman David James and actress Catherine, respectively.
Recovery: Will & # 39; s departure from the series comes just two months after Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing dropped out of the show early due to a foot injury (shown in September)
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