Robert Webb was the second celebrity to be confirmed.
The comedian came to fame with his Footlights partner David Mitchell. Despite a hit-and-miss sketch show, That Mitchell and Webb Look, they shot into the public consciousness with the cult, cringey sitcom, Peep Show.
But those hoping that Webb might reprise his reckless man-child character, Jez, might be disappointed. After several years in Mitchell’s shadow, Webb emerged as a sensitive public intellectual with his acclaimed 2017 memoir How Not to Be a Boy.
“I can’t wait to get packed into a spandex onesie and fired from a glitter cannon directly at Claudia Winkleman,” he said. “At least I think that’s what happens. My goal is to try and survive from week to week without causing serious injury to myself or innocent bystanders.”
Robert announced he was pulling out of the show after week three of the competition due to ill health.
And who are the judges?
Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas have all returned to the judges’ seats. But despite his gallivanting around the UK with Craig for his road-trip series, long-standing judge Bruno Tonioli will be sitting this one out, due to uncertainty around Covid-19 travel restrictions.
His loss is Anton Du Beke’s gain. Du Beke joined Strictly during its first series and is the only professional dancer to have danced in every series to date. Can he compete with Tonioli’s barbed charm? Only (quick-)time will tell.
Source : https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/0/strictly-come-dancing-contestants-2021-celebrities-who-voted-off/286