Strictly Come Dancing 2014: why we’ll miss Robin Windsor

The Strictly dancefloor will be a less sparkly place without Windsor's clever choreography and positive attitude, says Ellie Walker-Arnott


Strictly Come Dancing pro Robin Windsor has confirmed this morning that he won’t be competing in this year’s show because of a back injury. And the dancefloor will be a much less sparkly place because of it. 


The 34-year-old dancer might have only been in the show since 2010, when he joined the eighth series, but he’s quickly become an integral part of our sequinned Saturday nights. 

Mainly because he’s so fun. When it comes to Windsor, there’s no attitude. He doesn’t get stroppy when things don’t go his way, like certain professional dancers do. He’s just perky, positive and out to get the absolute best out of his celebrity partners. 

Which he has done, partnering Patsy Kensit and Anita Dobson to very a respectable week 9 position, before turning the lovely Lisa Riley into a dancing superstar (via THAT week one lift) who just missed out on the series 10 final. 

Last year, Windsor and his partner Deborah Meaden might have only got to week 5, but thanks to his clever choregraphy the once-icy Dragons’ Den star was soon taken into the nation’s hearts. 

And celeb or fellow pro, everyone is sad to see him go… 


Strictly Come Dancing will be back on BBC1 later this year