Danny John-Jules pulls out of It Takes Two… leaving Strictly partner Amy Dowden in tears
13 November 2018, 10:31 | Updated: 14 November 2018, 12:04
The Red Dwarf star was booted off the BBC dancing show days after he was branded a "bully".
Danny John-Jules REFUSED to appear on It Takes Two last night - days after being accused of bullying partner Amy Dowden.
She said she was "disappointed", adding: "Danny had chosen not to join us tonight.”
However, Amy Dowden, 27, who he was accused of reducing to tears during one tense rehearsal last week, was present on the show.
The professional dancer, who only joined the show this year, spoke warmly about her actor partner, before breaking down in tears.
She said: "I'm so proud of Danny. He is such a talented performer.
"Danny, you belong there and I hope to see you on the stage performing very soon."
Zoe praised her, telling her: "You did really well."
Hours earlier, Danny had tweeted a kind message to the younger dancer, saying he wished he had been more grateful when they were working together.
He said: "I should have expressed my gratitude more often. You truly inspired me.
"I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the knowledge I have taken away with me."
The pair lost out in a dance off on Saturday when they were in the bottom two with retired cricketer Graeme Swann and Old Mabuse.
It was also reported that Danny lost his rag at the after-show party on Saturday night.
The Sun claims he raged at the judges, calling them "imbeciles" and claiming he could have won the show.