Strictly Come Dancing’s Gleb Savchenko reveals the REAL reason why he quit

And it’s got nothing to do with that famous ‘Strictly curse’…

Gleb Savchenko

by Hannah Mellin |
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When handsome Gleb Savchenko joined the Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer line-up last year, we always knew that he would be insanely popular with the viewers.

Have you seen his beautiful face?

Despite making waves on last year’s show where he reached the semi-finals with his partner Anita Rani – Gleb shocked us all last month when he confirmed his departure from the show.

Gleb Savchenko

The BBC confirmed that Gleb had quit after deciding to focus on spending more time with his family back home.

And now, Gleb has promised his fans that they’ll be seeing A LOT more of him in the future.

Speaking on This Morning all the way from Austraila, Gleb teased that he would love to get into acting.

"I want to invest time and modelling and acting," he said.

"It would be a dream to play Johnny in Dirty Dancing, but with my accent... more likely to be The Terminator!"

He also rubbished claims that he left because his 'marriage was in turmoil' as a result of the now infamous 'Strictly curse' that has suppoedly caused the break down of tonnes of Strictly contestant relationships.

Gleb, who is married to fellow dancer Elena Samodanova, hit back when Holly questioned Gleb’s motives for leaving.

Elena insisted that it had nothing to do with the show:

"No! Next week is our 10th anniversary and we've been doing TV for the past six years and we really trust each other, we work with different partners all the time.

"We love each other, and we'd never heard of the Strictly curse before."

So there you have it, Gleb is ADORABLE and we will miss him ever so much...

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