Strictly’s Ugo Monye is forced to pull out of Saturday’s live show due to ‘back problems’… just a day after Robert Webb quit because of his ill health  

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  • The rugby player wrote: ‘I have been advised by medical professionals and with the overwhelming support of Strictly to take some treatment and rest’
  • Yugo confirms that he and his professional dance partner Oti Mabuse will be back on the dancefloor next weekend
  • Fans immediately flooded the comments section to wish Yugo better – and said they hope to ‘see him back on the dancefloor soon’.
  • It comes after Robert Webb exited the show, admitting he had ‘bitten off more than he could chew’ because of an ongoing heart condition two years after undergoing open-heart surgery
  • A spokesperson for Strictly Come Dancing told MailOnline that the show will “proceed as normal” on Saturday, meaning one contestant will still be eliminated.
  • Check out the latest Strictly Come Dancing 2021 news here on the 30 judges, dancers and contestants of the series

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Strictly’s Yugo Mooney has been forced to withdraw from Saturday’s upcoming live show due to an injury.

The 38-year-old rugby union player, who is partnered with Oti Mabuse, told fans on Twitter on Thursday that he was suffering from ‘back problems’ but would be back a week later.

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It comes a day after another contestant, Robert Webb, was forced to leave the show due to ill health.

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Oh dear: Strictly’s Yugo Mooney forced to withdraw from upcoming Saturday show due to injury

Ugo wrote to fans on Thursday, ‘Unfortunately I will not be able to dance on this weekend show.

‘I have a history of back problems which have always been managed under the guidance of medical professionals. Unfortunately this is causing me some unwanted problems this week!

‘I have been advised by medical professionals and Strictly to take some treatment and rest with heavy support to ensure that I can bring myself back to full potential and be fit for the next week.’

Upset: Ugo wrote to fans on Thursday: 'Unfortunately I won't be able to dance on the show this weekend'

Upset: Ugo wrote to fans on Thursday: ‘Unfortunately I won’t be able to dance on the show this weekend’

Disruption: The 38-year-old rugby union player - partnered with Oti Mabuse - told fans on Twitter on Thursday he was suffering from 'back problems' but would be back after weeks

Disruption: The 38-year-old rugby union player – partnered with Oti Mabuse – told fans on Twitter on Thursday he was suffering from ‘back problems’ but would be back after weeks

Yugo concluded that he was ‘desperate’ not to return to the dance floor this weekend with professional partner Oti.

The star concluded in her Twitter thread, “Wishing all the other contestants all the best and encouragement from home.”

Fans immediately flooded the comments section to wish Yugo all the better – and said they hope to ‘see him back on the dancefloor soon’.

Other professional dancers and celebrities including AJ Odudu and Diane Buswell also wished her well on the show.

A spokesperson for Strictly Come Dancing told MailOnline that the show will “proceed as normal” on Saturday, meaning one contestant will still be eliminated this weekend.

Leaning: This comes exactly a day after another contestant, Robert Webb, was forced to leave the show due to ill health

Leaning: This comes exactly a day after another contestant, Robert Webb, was forced to leave the show due to ill health

Thoughts: Other professional dancers and celebrities from the show including AJ Odudu and Diane Buswell also wished her well

Thoughts: Other professional dancers and celebrities from the show including AJ Odudu and Diane Buswell also wished her well

It comes as Robert exited the show on Wednesday, admitting he had ‘bitten more than he chewed’ due to a heart condition he had had two years after undergoing open-heart surgery.

His pro partner, Diane, would also leave the competition.

Robert said of the decision: ‘I am extremely sorry to announce that I am withdrawing from Strictly Come Dancing due to ill health.

‘I had open heart surgery two years ago and although I was confident I was strictly and fit enough to keep up with its demanding schedule, it became clear that I had chewed as much as I could for this stage in my recovery, He had cut more than that.

Regret: The 49-year-old comedian announced his decision on Wednesday night, admitting he 'bittened off more than he could chew', was suffering from heart disease

Regret: The 49-year-old comedian announced his decision on Wednesday night, admitting he ‘bittened off more than he could chew’, was suffering from heart disease

Robert said of the decision: 'I am extremely sorry to announce that I am withdrawing from Strictly Come Dancing due to ill health'

Robert said of the decision: ‘I am extremely sorry to announce that I am withdrawing from Strictly Come Dancing due to ill health’

Diane said: 'As a big fan of Robert, I am delighted to learn that he is joining the Strictly family.  On top of that, finding out that he was my partner was the icing on the cake.

Diane…

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