‘Always my champion’: Will Bayley heartbroken over early Strictly exit

Strictly Come Dancing fans were left heartbroken when Will Bayley and Janette Manrara confirmed their departure from the show. The paralympian has been forced to quit the show due to an injury he sustained in rehearsals last week.

The dancing duo appeared on It Takes Two to reveal the devastating news.

Both Will and Janette couldn’t help but express their heartache over their early exit from the show.


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The World Table Tennis Paralympic champion looked completely heartbroken to be leaving the show.

Will said, “To me, it meant more than just a show. I wanted to try and help people as well." The 31-year-old has undoubtedly inspired many with his performances, including his partner Janette who had nothing but praise for him.


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The professional dancer wrote, “I had to post this photo again because it represents everything that I feel right now. @willbayleytt will always be my champion!”

“He came on this show to share a very special message and every single week through his hard work and determination he did exactly that.”


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She continued, “In my eyes, that is truly winning! You inspired so many and most of all me! Thank you for being so incredible every week and giving your absolute EVERYTHING! I’m sending all the positive energy your way now for a speedy recovery. And a HUGE thank you to everyone that has supported us and sent such lovely messages! I love you Will, & forever and always….. #WeGotThisChamp” Janette concluded.

We are gutted to see Will and Janette leave the competition so soon.

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