Published On: Wed, Apr 10th, 2019

Darcey Bussell: Strictly Come Dancing judge net worth – dancer quits after seven years

Darcey Bussell, a famous British ballet dancer, has quit Strictly Come Dancing.

Darcey is a retired ballerina who worked for two decades as a professional dancer. She has been married to her husband Angus Forbes since 1997.

Angus is an Australian business man, and they have two daughters together.

Now the ballerina has revealed she is leave the BBC programme to focus on other dance commitments. 

Darcey Bussell told the BBC: “It has been a complete privilege for me to be part of Strictly, working with such a talented team. I have enjoyed every minute of my time and will miss everyone from my fellow judges, the presenters, the dancers, the musicians, the entire back stage team, and especially the viewers of the show, who have been so supportive.

“I am not leaving because of any upset or disagreement at all, I am just stepping away to give more focus to my many other commitments in dance, after seven truly wonderful years that I can’t imagine having gone any better.

“I know I will miss being part of this unique show and the fact that it celebrates dance is something I am so passionate about. I hope that I may be very lucky to be asked back again one day.”

The dancer has been on the hit programme since series 10.

Director of BBC Content Charlotte Moore said: “It has been an absolute honour to have Darcey, a national treasure and British dance icon, bring her passion for dance and her graceful presence to the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel for seven consecutive years.

“She will be thoroughly missed by us all and will of course remain part of the Strictly family in the future.”

Darcey Bussell net worth

According to Spear’s Magazine she has an estimated net worth of £8 million.

Darcey Bussell is a Strictly favourite and arguably the UK’s most famous ballerina.

Suzy Lamb, MD, Entertainment & Music, BBC Studios added: “We feel very fortunate to have had Darcey on the Strictly judging panel for seven glorious years.

“Her exceptional knowledge of dance and generous spirit have helped many a celebrity keep dancing.

“Darcey is much loved by the entire Strictly family and I know will be missed in both the ballroom and in sitting rooms across the country.”

Fans have express sorrow on her website. One wrote: One user commented: “You will be missed!! Won’t be the same without you.”

A second added: “Absolutely gutted you will be missed but look forward to seeing your future adventures.”

Who will replace Darcey Bussell on Strictly Come Dancing? 

Coral have released a list of potential people who could fill Darcey’s shoes for the impending competition.

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