‘Strictly Come Dancing’ pro Tristan MacManus has announced that he won’t be returning to the show this year.
Tristan has revealed that, after two years performing on the hit BBC series, he’s stepping down from his role, admitting that he’s realised it’s “not for him”.
Opening up to fansite MacManiacs (a website which, indeed, actually exists), he explained: “I won't be going back. I think over the time I have been there I have realized 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.
“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 then spend all my time complaining about it.”
Tristan first joined the line-up of professional ‘Strictly’ dancers in 2014, where he was partnered with ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ actress Jennifer Gibney, and they became the second couple to be eliminated.
A year later, and he was partnered with Jamelia, faring slightly better in the competition, ending up in seventh place.
He also appeared on five series of 'Dancing With The Stars' in the US, where his celebrity partners have included Nancy Grace, Dorothy Hamill and Pamela Anderson.
A 'Strictly' spokesperson said simply: "The new series is still six months away and the 2016 professional dancers line-up will be announced in due course."
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