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Robin Windsor reckons Strictly's too risky

1 of 1 Robin Windsor (right) on Strictly Come Dancing
Robin Windsor (right) on Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing's Robin Windsor has spoken about his decision to pull out of the show's upcoming new run.

The professional dancer has a slipped disc and competing on this year's show could have left him with permanent damage.

He told The Sun: "I have a slipped disc in my back and the nerve is exposed, causing agonising pains shooting down my leg.

"A week ago I was paralysed on the floor of my friend's house as the pain was so bad. I was there for three or four days.

"I couldn't risk going ahead. It was a heartbreaking decision but I had no choice. If the slipped disc had popped out while I was dancing, I could have ended up with permanent nerve damage and been in a wheelchair."

Despite his absence from Strictly Come Dancing, Windsor has vowed to return to the dance floor as soon as possible.

"I have to come back because I haven't won the glitterball trophy yet," he said.

Strictly Come Dancing will be back on BBC One in the autumn.

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