Gleb Savchenko reportedly quit Strictly Come Dancing for the sake of his marriage.

The dancer, who became a massive hit on last years SCD, sensationally walked away from the BBC’s flagship show yesterday after just one series and is said to have told pals he had to leave to help his relationship with wife Elena Samodanova.

According to The Sun newspaper, the “curse of Strictly” played a massive factor in his decision to leave.

He said of his departure: “I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the last series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and especially the way that the UK gave me such a warm welcome but due to family commitments I won’t be returning to the show for the next series – I’ll definitely be tuning in though.”

Gleb isn’t the only professional to have quit as he follows Ola Jordan, Aliona Vilani and Kristina Rihanoff out of the door.

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