Robin Windsor pulls out of Strictly Come Dancing after back injury

Published Wednesday, Aug 6 2014, 08:13 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Professional dancer Robin Windsor has pulled out of this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

Sadly, the audience favourite announced today that he won't take part in the upcoming series because of a back injury.

Robin Windsor pulls out of Strictly Come Dancing and is replaced by Trent Whiddon, 6 August 2014


Robin (r) will be replaced by Australian dancer Trent Whiddon.

Robin said: I'm devastated to have to pull out of Strictly this year due to a pre-existing back injury. It's been a really difficult decision but I plan to focus 100% on my recovery and hope to be back in the ballroom as soon as possible, doing what I love best.

"In the meantime I wish the rest of the cast and crew the best of luck with the new series which I'll be watching every week."

He's been a part of the show since 2010.

Strictly Come Dancing official couples photos:
Deborah Meaden, Robin Windsor

© BBC/Ray Burmiston

Robin was paired with Deborah Meaden last year.

Robin's most recent partner was Dragon's Den star Deborah Meaden. He's also been paired with actresses Lisa Riley, Patsy Kensit and Anita Dobson.

He'll be replaced this year by Australian dancer Trent Whiddon, who has a pretty impressive resume as well.

Trent became performing at the age of seven and has been an Australian Professional Ten Dance Champion and two-time British Championship Latin finalist. He joined Burn The Floor at the age of 17 and went on to spend twelve years there, which included six as the dance caption and company manager on Broadway.

Dancers Trent Whiddon (L) and Gordana Grandosek attend Dizzy Feet Foundation's Celebration Of Dance Gala at The Music Center on July 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

© Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Dizzy Feet Foundation

Trent with wife Gordana Grandosek, a fellow dancer.

Tren also appeared on Dancing With The Stars in America and Australi - their versions of Strictly Come Dancing - and choreographed on So You Think You Can Dance Australia.

He said: "I am so excited to have been asked to join Strictly. It's such an honour to be a part of the show and I can't wait to step onto the famous Strictly dancefloor!"

We look forward to watching Trent in action and wish Robin a speedy recovery.

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