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Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Pasha Kovalev quits Strictly Come Dancing

He's been with the show for eight years

It’s a sad day for Strictly Come Dancing fans as Pasha Kovalev has announced that he is quitting.

The Russian professional has been a part of the show for eight years, raising the Glitterball with celeb winner Caroline Flack in 2014.

Rachel takes Pasha to her day job (Credit: Instagram)

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A year earlier, he fell in love with current girlfriend Rachel Riley when they were paired together on the BBC show.

News broke of his departure on the official Strictly Twitter account.

Pasha, from all of us, thank you for your amazing choreography and routines over the years.

They said: "Sadly after eight incredible series, the brilliant @PashaKovalev has decided to leave #Strictly.

"Pasha, from all of us, thank you for your amazing choreography and routines over the years.

"You’ll be sorely missed! "

The BBC Press account shared the tweet, adding their own sweet message of thanks...

Pasha has also tweeted about his plans...

Fans are gutted, of course!

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