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Zoe Ball Quits Strictly Come Dancing Spin-Off It Takes Two After 10 Years

·Entertainment Reporter
·1-min read

Zoe Ball has announced that she won’t be returning to Strictly Come Dancing spin-off It Takes Two, after 10 years at the helm of the show.

On Monday evening, Zoe shared a statement on her Instagram page explaining her decision to “waltz away” from the BBC companion show.

“Dance lovers, after 10 joyous years I am waltzing away from It Takes Two,” she wrote.

“As a massive [Strictly] fan I have loved spending my autumn teatimes with the celebrity dancers, the gorgeous & awesome pro dancers, the judges, my girl Vicky Gill, Rylan [Clark-Neal], Gethin [Jones] and of course my main man Ian Waite. Time now for some new cha cha challenges.”

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Zoe insisted that she will “continue to support the Strictly family” on her Radio 2 breakfast show, adding that she “can’t wait to watch the Class Of 2021 from my sofa”.

She added: “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’.”

Zoe Ball has hosted It Takes Two since 2011 (Photo: BBC)
Zoe Ball has hosted It Takes Two since 2011 (Photo: BBC)

Zoe has been the host of the Strictly companion show since 2011, when she took over from regular presenter Claudia Winkleman.

Since taking over the Radio 2 breakfast show in 2019, she has shared presenting duties on the nightly show with Rylan Clark-Neal.

As well as hosting It Takes Two, Zoe was a contestant on Strictly back in 2005, finishing in third place.

She went on to host the show’s live tour in 2011 and 2015.

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This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.