The real reason Will Young departed Strictly Come Dancing revealed
The real reason Will Young departed Strictly Come Dancing has been reportedly revealed.
The Pop Idol winner departed the ballroom dancing competition last week, citing “personal reasons”, though nobody on the show seemed quite clear what these might be.
Now, a source has told The Sun on Sunday that: “Will signed up for Strictly expecting that he’d be really good and find it easy, but he struggled with it much more than he thought he would.”
“He didn’t commit as much as Karen would have liked, and became very anxious about how popular he was.”
On the October 8th episode of the series, Will argued with head judge Len Goodman after his Bollywood-themed routine was deemed not to have enough traditional dance moves within it.
Will took visible offence at the accusation, after Len told him to “show up, keep up, and shut up.”
Apparently, this was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
The source said: “[Will’s] clash with Len seemed to be the final straw for him. Afterwards, he was overheard telling a production member: ‘I just don’t need this s**t.'”
However, this conflicts with assurances from Strictly judge Darcey Bussell that the departure was “not to do with Len Goodman”.
She told Mail Online earlier this week: “It’s horrifying to think that somebody who could have easily got to the final [has left]. But you know, like in anybody’s lives, you have many things that are going on and it is not to do with Len Goodman – just to make that clear.”
Will we ever learn why Will had to leave right now? Here’s hoping.