Zoe Ball quits Strictly spin-off It Takes Two after 10 years

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Zoe Ball is leaving Strictly Come Dancing's companion show It Takes Two after 10 years as co-host.

The radio DJ and presenter announced her departure from the show, which airs on BBC Two from Monday to Friday during the run of the main BBC One show, on Instagram on Monday.

Sharing a bunch of snaps showcasing her highlights from her stint on the show, Zoe explained to her followers that she wanted to move on to a new challenge.

"Dance lovers, after 10 joyous years I am waltzing away from It Takes Two," she wrote. "As a massive @bbcstrictly fan I have loved spending my Autumn teatimes with the celebrity dancers, the gorgeous & awesome pro dancers, the judges, my girl (co-hosts) Vicky Gill, Rylan, Gethin & of course my main man Ian Waite. Time now for some new cha cha challenges. I will continue to support the Strictly family on the Breakfast Show & can’t wait to watch the Class Of 2021 from my sofa."

She went on to thank Strictly co-hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman and "the whole Strictly clan", fans of the spin-off show, and the "best telly crew ever".

"I will miss you all immensely. As Iveta (Lukosiute, dancer) would say 'Friends for the life'," she concluded her post.

Many of the Strictly professional dancers, such as Gorka Marquez, Oti Mabuse, Janette Manrara and Dianne Buswell, took to the comments to tell Zoe how much they'd miss her.

Tess commented, "Oh nooo..We will miss you SO so much! Loved every minute watching you on the show; laughing along with you and watching you get teary-eyed every now and then because your gorgeous big heart was bursting for them. You are just BRILLIANT."

Zoe's co-host Ian Waite, a former Strictly professional, also announced he was leaving It Takes Two to focus on an upcoming tour.

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