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Robert Webb leaves Strictly Come Dancing due to ill health

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Comedian Robert Webb has withdrawn from Strictly Come Dancing due to ill health, the BBC said. The Peep Show star, who had open heart surgery two years ago, said he was advised by a doctor to quit the show after he had "begun to feel symptoms" while training for the BBC One celebrity dancing competition.

Webb, 49, was partnered with Dianne Buswell in the show. He said in a statement: "I'm extremely sorry to have to announce that I'm withdrawing from Strictly Come Dancing due to ill health. "Two years ago I had open heart surgery and although I believed I was fit enough to take on Strictly and its demanding schedule, it became clear that I had bitten off way more than I could chew for this stage in my recovery. "I had begun to feel symptoms.

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