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'Strictly Come Dancing': Will Young Turns Down Chance To Return For Final

He quit the series in October, after just three weeks.

03/12/2016 10:25 GMT | Updated 03/12/2016 10:27 GMT

Will Young has reportedly turned down an intivation to return to ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. 

The singer is said to have been asked to take part in a special group dance during this year’s final later this month but has “politely declined”, having quit the show in October.

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Will Young quit this series of 'Strictly Come Dancing' 

A source told The Sun: “Even though Will wasn’t technically eliminated, he was still asked to be part of the group dance during this year’s final episode.

”It’s a great routine which welcomes back all of this year’s ‘Class of 2016’ for one final celebration. Unfortunately, Will has politely declined the offer.”

The singer announced he was leaving the dance competition after just three weeks earlier this year. 

In a statement at the time, Will said he was quitting due to “personal reasons”, but was leaving with “joy in my heart”.

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Will was partnered with Karen Clifton on the show

After speculation began about the reasons behind his exit, the ‘Pop Idol’ winner played down his “undramatic” exit on Chris Evans’ BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show. 

“Here’s the thing. I’m absolutely dandy, thanks. It’s all very undramatic, really,” he said.

“I’ve done my statement and others can say what they want to say. I never read what they say anyway.”

The ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ final is set to air on Saturday 17 December, with the quarter-final airing tonight (3 December) at 7pm on BBC One.

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