Zoe Ball QUITS as host of Strictly Come Dancing’s It Takes Two – ‘Time for new challenges’

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Strictly Come Dancing’s spin-off show, It Takes Two has been bringing backstage gossip, sneak previews at rehearsals as well as exclusives interviews with the Strictly’ contestants since 2004. Initially, Claudia Winkleman presented the show which airs weekdays on BBC Two, and in 2011, Zoe Ball stepped into her shoes. However, after ten years of glitter, sparkles and lots of fake tan, Zoe has stepped back from her role. 

She wrote on Instagram: “Dance lovers, after 10 joyous years I am waltzing away from It Takes Two.

“As a massive @bbcstrictly fan I have loved spending my Autumn teatimes with the celebrity dancers, the gorgeous & awesome pro dancers, the judges, my girl Vicky Gill, Rylan, Gethin & of course my main man Ian Waite. Time now for some new cha cha challenges.

“I will continue to support the Strictly family on the Breakfast Show & can’t wait to watch the Class Of 2021 from my sofa.

“Huge love & grateful thanks to Tess & Claude & the whole Strictly clan, the ITT fans, my Glam Squad, Eve Winstanley, Alex McLeod, the BBC2 gang, & of course the best telly crew ever.

I will miss you all immensely. As Iveta would say “Friends for the life“ xx.”

Former contestants and professional dancers replied to Zoe’s news. 

Charlotte Hawkins from GMB said: “Oh it won’t be the same without you!!” 

And Susan Calman added: “I’ll miss you so much you wonderful human xx.” 

Stacey Dooley wrote: “MY GOD. A LEGEND IS LEAVIN THE BUILDING. The kindest woman in tele. We love you Zoeeeeeeee.” 

And Graziano Di Prima tweeted: “@zoetheball We are going to miss you so much darling!” 

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