Strictly Winner Aliona Vilani Has Quit the Show

Professional dancer Aliona Vilani has only just won the recent series of Strictly Come Dancing alongside her partner Jay McGuiness, however she has announced that she won't be returning to the competition next year.

Vilani, who is the only dancer to have won the Glitterball twice, has been with the show since 2009 but has now decided to go out on a high after her recent win.

She announced the news via Twitter;


In her seven years with the show, Kazakhstan-born Aliona has been partnered with Rav Wilding, Matt Baker, Tony Jacklin, Gregg Wallace and Johnny Ball, while she previously won with McFly's Harry Judd back in 2011.

She joins fellow professional dancer Ola Jordan, who has also recently left the show. Strictly needn't worry though, we think we have found a worthy replacement...

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