BBC Strictly star says contestants are falling out on show because of ‘big egos’

Former Strictly Come Dancing professional Robin Windsor claims show feuds are down to “big egos”.

The 43-year-old dancer first appeared on series eight of the competition alongside Patsy Kensit, before being partnered with Anita Dobson, Lisa Riley and Deborah Meaden.

Due to undergoing surgery on his back, Robin didn’t participate in series 12 of the show and was later replaced by one of his “best friends”, Trent Whiddon.

In a new interview with Betway, the dancer got candid with whom he keeps in touch with from his time on Strictly.

He said: “I speak to Lisa quite regularly. I probably see Deborah more than anybody else, which is odd because when I was first partnered with her, I thought we would have nothing in common.”

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Elaborating on why he believed he could have clashed with the 64-year-old, Robin stated: “We’re from completely different worlds.”

“I’ve been very lucky that I had four very wonderful partners on the show. It would have been horrible if I didn’t get on with them.”

The Suffolk-born star went on to claim that it can become “really awkward” if professional dancers on the show fail to get on with their celebrity partner.

“It’s down to personality clashes and ego,” Robin explained. “Some celebrities and professionals have quite big egos, so if there are two big egos, they’re going to clash.”

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“That can make life really difficult. Everybody should experience Strictly at its best.”

He then stated that while the producers can sometimes “get it wrong”, they managed to get his four partnerships “spot on”.

Elsewhere, the star has admitted that he would “love” to return to the ballroom after a nine-year hiatus.

“I absolutely would love to return. It’s the happiest place on earth – it’s like Disneyland! I was at my happiest while I was on the show. I have mentioned going back, but it’s not been right for them, which I completely understand.”

The previous Gay Times cover star added: “I’m 43 now and I consider myself a bit old to be on the show.”

He also stated that when anybody leaves the show, it always feels as if they can’t be replaced.

“When anyone leaves the show you always think they’re never going to be replaced. You think the show won’t survive without the old dancers, but Strictly is a machine. It’s going to keep going. Strictly is the formula and everybody fits in around that.”

You can tune into Strictly Come Dancing every Saturday evening on BBC One.

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