Zoe Ball quits as host of Strictly Come Dancing's spin-off show It Takes Two after ten 'joyous' years

ZOE Ball has quit as host of Strictly Come Dancing's spin-off show It Takes Two.

The presenter, 50, announced she's leaving after ten "joyous" years.

She wrote on Instagram: "Dance lovers, after 10 joyous years I am waltzing away from It Takes Two.

"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 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.

"Huge love & grateful thanks to Tess & Claude & the whole Strictly clan, the ITT fans, my Glam Squad, Eve Winstanley, Alex McLeod, the BBC2 gang, & of course the best telly crew ever.

"I will miss you all immensely. As Iveta would say “Friends for the life“ xx."

Radio presenter Zoe was a contestant in the third series of Strictly Come Dancing.

She landed Claudia Winkleman's job in 2011 when she moved over to front the main show with Tess Daly.

Her gutted co-stars and colleagues shared their upset as she announced she was leaving today.

Pro dancer Janette Manrara said: "Oh @zoetheball!! I looked forward to our chats on that couch more then any other part of the week!

"You really are a diamond of a human being and deserve all of the wonderful things that are coming your way! Although you’ll be missed, it’s not “goodbye”, it’s more of a “see ya around”! Love you!"

Ex-professional dancer Kevin Clifton said: "It Takes Two was always my favourite bit. I loved chatting and bein silly with u on the sofa.
Thank you for being so kind , generous and supportive with all of us.
You’re the best."

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