new series Definitely Dance Celebrities like John Whaite and AJ Odudu are in full swing as they try to surprise the jury with their smooth moves.
Last week’s movie-themed show saw the star of Hollyoaks Katie McGlynn was eliminated from the competition, but there will be two extra celebrities at the show this weekend.
Now, former rugby player and TV personality Ugo Monye has informed fans that he will be out of the run this weekend as he is temporarily leaving the show due to ongoing back issues.
So who is Ugo Monye and where else have you seen the Strictly star before? Here is everything you need to know.
Who is Ugo Monye?
Ugo Monye – full name Ugochukwu Chiedozie Monye – is an English sports expert and former rugby union player.
During his time on the rugby court, the 38-year-old played 14 times for England, twice for the English and Irish Lions on the 2009 South African tour, and 241 times for Harlequin FC.
Since her retirement in 2015, Monye has become a familiar face on TV screens thanks to her work as a specialist at BT Sport.
He also joined the BBC’s revamped A Question of Sport program in July with Sam Quek as a new team captain.
Monye shared her upcoming news Definitely come Absence of dance Earlier today, she wrote on Twitter: “Unfortunately I won’t be able to dance in the show this weekend.
“I have a history of back problems that have always been managed under the guidance of medical professionals. Unfortunately this is causing me some unwanted problems this week!
“I was advised by the medical professionals, and with the great support of Strictly, to get some treatment and rest so that I can get myself back to full capacity and struggle for the next week.
“Gutted Oti & I won’t be dancing this weekend but we’ll wish all the other contestants good luck and cheer for them from home.”
Is Ugo Monye married?
Ugo Monye is single after breaking up with wife Lucy just days before the Strictly 2021 launch.
The couple, who met in 2014, have been married for 5 years.
They have two daughters – Phoenix, four, and Ruby, one.
What is the net worth of Ugo Monye?
Ugo Monye’s net worth is unknown, but it is estimated to be between $1 and $5 million (approximately £730,000 to £3.6 million).
Strictly Come Dancing airs Saturdays at 7 PM on BBC One
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