It was a sad, sad day. Is this the reason?

The world’s heart was broken yesterday as Gleb Savchenko confirmed that he would be quitting Strictly Come Dancing this year.

He was the fifth dancer to leave this series of the dancing competition, and the reason cited was ‘family commitments.’

However, there are rumours that the Russian dancer may have been suffering from martial difficulties, which led to him to quit.

The dad-of-one is married to Elena, who is also a dancer.

These marriage problems aren’t relationship-ending, though, as the couple – who share a daughter together – are finding the distance apart difficult.

Gleb is currently competing on Celebrity MasterChef

Gleb is currently competing on Celebrity MasterChef


A friend close to the couple told The Mirror: ‘He looked into bringing his whole family over to the UK because his daughter is about to start school.

‘They are currently based between Hong Kong and Australia and it proved a logistical nightmare and was just too difficult.

‘He just wants the whole family together and that’s why he quit.’

But Gleb is just one of many dancers who left this series of the show – other fan-favourites like Ola Jordan, Aliona Vilani, Kristina Rihanoff and Tristan MacManus have all jumped from the dancing show.

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Gleb reached the final last series with Anita Rani!

And while the BBC have booked in three new stellar dancers as replacements, many people are asking whether the dancing show is in trouble, despite its huge ratings.

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