ZOE BALL QUITS STRICTLY 'IT TAKES TWO'

Updated: May 18

The presenter has announced that she will not longer present the Strictly sister show.



Posting the news on Instagram, Zoe Ball said: "Dance lovers, after 10 joyous years I am waltzing away from It Takes Two. As a massive bbcstrictly fan I have loved spending my Autumn teatimes with the celebrity dancers, the gorgeous & awesome pro dancers, the judges, my girl Vicky Gill, Rylan, Gethin & of course my main man Ian Waite."


She continued: "Time now for some new cha cha challenges. I will continue to support the Strictly family on the Breakfast Show & can’t wait to watch the Class Of 2021 from my sofa. Huge love & grateful thanks to Tess & Claude & the whole Strictly clan, the ITT fans, my Glam Squad, Eve Winstanley, Alex McLeod, the BBC2 gang, & of course the best telly crew ever. I will miss you all immensely. As Iveta would say “Friends for the life“ xx"


UPDATE: Ian Waite has also quit his role on It Takes Two.


Taking to Instagram, Ian said: "Wow! What a incredible journey. It is with great sadness but also a lot of pride that after ten years presenting Waites Warm Up on ItTakesTwo the sister show to bbcstrictly I will be putting away my wand to focus on my dance fitness brand Fitsteps and also my up and coming tour with Vincent Simone The Ballroom Boys. I want to thank all the amazing crew, make up artists, directors, producers, who made it so enjoyable to come in to work...


He continued: "I feel so grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with Strictly since the first year in 2004 and I will continue to support all my supremely talented fellow pro dancers, judges, celebs and look forward to their performances in 2021. This journey would not have been possible without the one and only Zoe Ball who has been the most loyal, loving, caring friend one could wish to have. I will miss you the most but know that we will still see each other a lot in the future. Lastly thank you to all our wonderful ITT fans you are the best!"


Strictly Come Dancing returns later this year on BBC One. It Takes Two airs on BBC Two.