Strictly Come Dancing’s Darcey Bussell explains why she quit judging

Ancient Come dance strictly Judge Darcey Bussell explained the reasons for her exit.

The former ballet dancer was a Strictly judge for seven years before her sudden departure in 2019. In an interview, she said she felt her opinions and those of producers did not align with how she was going to present herself in the studio.

“It was really difficult because the producers of the show didn’t want me to be the ballet dancer and I was like, ‘Well, unfortunately I am, and I think you chose me because I’m the ballet dancer,'” she said. the Royal Academy of Dance podcast.

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“I was always going to play myself, even though I was convinced that looking and being like the ballet dancer was the wrong thing,” Bussell added.

“I was like, ‘Well, sorry, you take me like this. This is how I look and this is how I’m gonna act,'” she continued.

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Bussell also said that being a judge and sailing StrictlyThe frantic pace of the workshop was “hard” because she liked to take the time to reflect before expressing her professional opinion.

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“It wasn’t the easiest thing for me, because I always wanted to be the dancer on that dance floor,” she said.

“Being a full-time judge was tough, knowing it’s live and having the ability to be quick and responsive, because I like to think things through and take my time.”

For just one week, Come dance strictly airing Friday December 2 at 8 p.m. on BBC One, with a results show on Saturday December 3 at 5.40 p.m. Spin-off show Strictly: it takes two aired weeknights on BBC Two. Both shows are also streaming on BBC iPlayer.

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