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Will Young's clash with Len Goodman was 'final straw'

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Will Young's clash with Len Goodman was 'final straw'

Will Young's clash with Len Goodman was "the final straw" for him on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The singer - who quit the show last week citing "personal reasons" - was reportedly furious after head judge Len criticised his Bollywood-inspired Salsa routine last Saturday (08.10.16), saying it lacked the traditional dance moves of a Salsa.

A source told The Sun on Sunday: "His clash with Len seemed to be the final straw for him.

"Afterwards, he was overheard telling a production member: 'I just don't need this s**t.'"

It has also been claimed that Will struggled with the training he was doing with professional dance partner Karen Clifton.

The insider added: "Will signed up for Strictly expecting that he'd be really good and find it easy, but he struggled with it much more than he thought he would.

"He didn't commit as much as Karen would have liked, and became very anxious about how popular he was."

However, a BBC spokesperson said: "Will was in a good mood backstage on Saturday night.

"All couples fulfilled their minimum training requirements last week."

Meanwhile, judge Darcey Bussell admitted it was "horrifying" to hear the 37-year-old singer had quit the show when he had so much potential, but insisted his exit was nothing to do with the star clashing with her fellow panellist Len.

She told MailOnline: "It's horrifying to think that somebody who could have easily got to the final [has left]. But you know, like in anybody's lives, you have many things that are going on and it is not to do with Len Goodman - just to make that clear."