The popstar will not be getting his full payment
The shock departure of Will Young surprised the nation, who were left with no further information other than ‘personal reasons’.
Days later, more information is finally coming out about the situation, and it’s been reported that not only has professional partner Karen Clifton been left ‘livid’, Will’s choice to leave has cost him £20,000.
The Leave Right Now hitmaker was due to be paid £25,000 for competing in the BBC ratings juggernaut. However on Tuesday (11th October) he left the dance contest, despite a fair performance so far – and as a result, he’ll only receive £5,000.
According to sources, speaking to The Sun on Thursday (13th October), Will left due to realising that he couldn’t win the show:
‘It became obvious that despite his huge dance background he was never going to be a contender because there are so many better celebs.
‘The few previous contestants to go have quit because they’re injured or a family member has died – not because they feel they can’t win.’
Will, 37, also had an argument with retiring head judge Len Goodman on a recent show, in which they disagreed on the components of his Bollywood dance performance.
Len eventually told him to ‘show up, keep up and shut up’ – sparking yet another awkward moment for the series.
Meanwhile, his former partner Karen is said to be incredibly disappointed, after previously being excited at her pairing with a potential winner – Will was the bookies’ favourite to win previously. Yet, there may have been indication at his intentions of quitting, as it has also been reported that he refused to train with her the day before.
Yikes. Will’s certainly ruffled some feathers – we probably won’t be seeing him anywhere near the BBC studios any time in the near future…