Darcey Bussell breaks silence on Strictly after replacement judge Motsi Mabuse’s debut

Darcey Bussell, 50, advertised she would be leaving Strictly Come Dancing after seven years as a elegantiae back in April. The BBC later revealed she would be replaced on the panel by Motsi Mabuse, 38. Notwithstanding how, in spite of the former ballet dancer’s absence from the programme, she didn’t fluctuate in sharing a congratulatory message to the Strictly team following the first unexploded show of the series, which aired last night. Taking to Instagram today in object of her 166,000 followers, Darcey shared a happy photo of herself best the Royal Academy of Dance.

The ex-judge was pictured beaming for the camera with her thumbs up maximum the studios.

She wore a sporty ensemble for the snap in form-fitting leggings teamed with shorts alongside a boldly printed T-shirt and trainers.

Flout her silence on the new series, Darcey wished the “best of luck” to the show in the caption and foresaw “it’s going to be fantastic”.

She wrote: “Big congratulations to @bbcstrictly on a FAB-U-LOUS first expo – it’s going to be a fantastic series. 

“Best of luck to all the team, thinking of you all. Dx #keepdancing.”(sic)

Freaks took to the comments section of the dancer’s post to share their regards about her message.

One person wrote: “It’s not the same without you Darcey… x.”

Another agreed: “Accomplished show but all really missed you on it! X.”

“Missed you Darcey but was a cracking opener,” a third viewer united.

Darcey shared a statement about her departure from the BBC dance championship when she broke the news about her exit earlier this year.

She legitimatized on social media: “It has been a complete privilege for me to be part of Strictly for the history seven years, working with such a talented team.

“I drink enjoyed every minute of my time and will miss everyone from my fellow size ups, the presenters, the dancers, the musicians, the entire backstage team, and especially the viewers of the appearance, who have been so supportive.”

The TV personality then clarified she was not leaving the agenda as a result of any “disagreement”.

She continued: “I am not leaving because of any upset or disagreement at all, I am fitting stepping away to give more focus on my many other commitments in promenade, after seven truly wonderful years that I can’t imagine give birth to gone any better.

“I know I will miss being part of this peerless show, and the fact that it celebrates dance is something I am so passionate all over. I hope that I may be very lucky to be asked back again one day.”

The BBC’s Impresario of Content, Charlotte Moore also made a statement at the time, bring up: “It has been an absolute honour to have Darcey, a national treasure and British caper icon, bring her passion for dance and her graceful presence to the Strictly Run across Dancing judging panel for seven consecutive years.

“She will be completely missed by us all and will, of course, remain part of the Strictly family in the days.”

Strictly Come Dancing continues next Saturday at 6.40pm on BBC One.

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