Bad news for fans of Irish Strictly Come Dancing star Tristan MacManus, as he won’t be returning to the show.
The Wicklow native who joined the show in 2014, revealed that he won’t be taking part in the dancing competition this year.
Speaking to his fansite, MacManiacs.org, he said, “No I won’t be going back. I think over the time I have been there I have realised more and more that it is not for me.
“I think the show needs someone a lot different to me on the show to get what they want, and I need something a lot different to make me happy and get what I want out of it.
“I have enjoyed it for the most part, but right now I just need a break from it all.”
Tristan went on to say, “You can be a dancer or you can be a dancer on a TV show, and with that comes a whole other bag. It can be fun, but I’d sooner leave it as it is than spend all my time complaining about it.”
His fellow dancers on the show took to social media to share their support for his decision.
Oti Mabuse said, “My heart breaks, but Tristan, you will always be my best friend.”
Brendan Cole said, “That’s a shame as Tristan is one of the good ones,” but admitted he’s already thinking of some replacements for his pal.
Fans are also devastated with the news, with one user, Hayley Dalrymple saying, “This is so sad. Tristan, you were a breath of fresh air.”
While Pauline Weaver said, “You will sorely missed on SCD for your fab dancing and great humour. May life always be good to you.”
Elsewhere, it has been reported that a former dancer will be returning to Dancing With The Stars in America. As Tristan left that show for his role on Strictly, perhaps it’ll be him…Watch this space!