Strictly pro ‘might cry’ after being replaced in shake-up as fans left gutted

Strictly Come Dancing pro Lauren Oakley has shared her thoughts on being ‘replaced’ on the show’s live tour.

The Birmingham dancer was partnered up with Krishnan Guru-Murthy for this year’s series of the glitzy BBC One show. And the pair set the dance floor on fire at the start of the competition.

However, Krishnan and Lauren were eliminated from the competition during week eight. But fans hoping to see Krishnan show off his best moves are in luck.

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The Channel 4 newsreader is one of many stars confirmed to be taking part in the Strictly 2024 tour. He’ll be joined by the likes of Bobby Brazier and Angela Scanlon for 30 sparkle-filled shows kicking off in January 2024.

But those hoping to see Krishnan dance with Lauren will be very disappointed. Instead of Lauren, Krishnan is teaming up with Jowita Przystał.

Krishnan confirmed the news on X, formerly known as Twitter. He wrote to his 706k followers: “Yes, I’m doing the tour!

“It’s going to be such a laugh on the road with this lot in the new year. Lauren was already committed to touring with Giovanni so I’m delighted to be dancing with the amazing Jowita!”

Dancer Lauren also shared her thoughts on not being able to be a part of the tour. She replied to the post and said: “So excited for you both, couldn’t think of a better partner for you than Jowita!! Can’t wait to come and support you both. might cry a bit but that’s ok.”

Fans of Lauren also responded to the news that she won’t be there on the Strictly stage next year. One person said: “Sad you won’t be there Lauren.” Someone else added: “You’ll be missed. Looking forward to seeing you on Gio's tour though.”

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At the end of his Strictly journey, Krishnan found himself in the dance-off against Angela Rippon and her dance partner Kai Widdrington. Despite their best efforts and wowing the viewers with their samba to Bamboléo by Gipsy Kings, Krishnan and Lauren got the boot from the BBC One dance competition.

The judges were torn over which couple to send through to Blackpool. Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke chose to save Angela while Shirley Bassey opted to save the beloved broadcaster. But with three votes to one, the dad-of-two was eliminated from the competition.

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