'Strictly Come Dancing': Karen Clifton Claims Will Young's Exit Was 'Unexpected'

'I love him to pieces and we had three amazing weeks.'

Strictly Come Dancing’ professional Karen Clifton has opened up about Will Young’s decision to quit the show.

The pro-dancer, who was partnered with the singer on the BBC ballroom competition, has claimed his exit was “unexpected”.

<strong>Will Young and Karen Clifton</strong>
Will Young and Karen Clifton
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While various claims have been made about his decision, he has not offered any further comment on the matter.

<strong>Will quit 'Strictly' earlier this month</strong>
Will quit 'Strictly' earlier this month

Karen’s fellow professional Brendan Cole previously defended her in the wake of Will’s exit, after various media outlets suggested she’d rowed with him.

<strong>Karen will still be a part of this year's series</strong>
Karen will still be a part of this year's series
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‘Strictly Come Dancing’ continues on Saturday (22 October) at 6.35pm on BBC One.

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