Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer announces he’s RETIRING leaving Zoe Ball speechless

Strictly Come Dancing host Zoe Ball was left stunned with one of the show’s professional dancers announced his retirement live on air.

Zoe was in the midst of presenting Tuesday night’s instalment of Strictly spin-off show It Takes Two when she was handed the bombshell news.

It came during a chat with Robin Windsor as they discussed the remaining couples chances in the competition.

While Robin is not performing in the current series, the ballroom champ is a huge Strictly fan favourite and has been partnered with Patsy Kensit, Lisa Riley and Deborah Meaden in the past.

He also danced with Alison Hammond and Sara Cox for the Strictly Christmas specials.

Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer announces he's RETIRING leaving Zoe Ball speechless

Zoe was hosting It Takes Two when Robin broke the news
(Image: BBC)

Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer announces he's RETIRING leaving Zoe Ball speechless

He said his current tour would be his last ever
(Image: BBC)

Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer announces he's RETIRING leaving Zoe Ball speechless

Robin and Lisa Riley took part in Strictly 2012
(Image: Rex Features)

As Robin and Zoe sat down to chat, the host said: "Welcome back Bobby. We have missed you, sir.

"What has been keeping you away from us for so long?”

"I’ve been on tour and I’m about to finish my farewell tour," Robin replied.

Zoe let out an audible gasp: "Your farewell tour?"

To which Robin confirmed: "Yes and retire."

Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer announces he's RETIRING leaving Zoe Ball speechless

Robin is a huge favourite of Strictly fans
(Image: Evening Gazette)

Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer announces he's RETIRING leaving Zoe Ball speechless

He dance with This Morning’s Alison Hammond at the Christmas special
(Image: BBC/Guy Levy)

But Zoe appeared to not want to believe him: "Everyone always says that though and comes back later… which we love. When is your last show?"

Robin confirmed this Sunday in the West End will be fans’ FINAL chance to see him action.

To which Zoe responded: "Oh my goodness me! It will be an amazing night.

"I’m coming and I’m having that jacket when you’re finished with it.”

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Fans were loving seeing Robin back on the show as they took to Twitter to share their support.

"Robin always comes across as such a lovely guy. Best wishes to him," said one.

"Great to see the lovely Robin Windsor on tonight, a SCD legend," said another.

While a third gushed: "Just catching up on tonight’s It Takes Two so excited to see choreography corner with Robin Windsor I’ve missed him not being on Strictly can he come back?"

*It Takes Two continues week nights on BBC Two at 6:30pm*