The actor and comic, who was partnered with Dianne Buswell, stated in an announcement: “Two years ago I had open heart surgery and although I believed I was fit enough to take on Strictly and its demanding schedule, it became clear that I had bitten off way more than I could chew for this stage in my recovery.”
The Peep Show star added: “I had begun to feel symptoms that led me to seek an urgent consultation with my heart specialist, and it was her view that it would be better for the sake of my health to step back from the show.”
Webb stated he had been “especially touched” by the help he acquired from fellow coronary heart sufferers throughout his time on the show however felt he had presumably been “too eager to impress them”.
“They will know that recovery doesn’t always go in a straight line, and I hope they’re not too disappointed that I ran into the limits of my resilience much sooner than I’d hoped,” he stated.
The 49-year-old additionally paid tribute to his skilled accomplice, Buswell, saying he “couldn’t have wished for a more talented partner or more patient teacher”.
“Despite this sad ending, it has been a genuine honour to be part of this huge, joyful and barking mad TV show. Long may it continue,” he stated.
In her personal assertion, Buswell stated: “I am so proud of the three amazing dances we produced. I know Robert had a lot more to give to the competition but his health of course comes first and I wish him a speedy recovery. I feel lucky to have danced with him and to call him a friend.”
A Strictly spokeswoman stated the BBC One show would proceed as regular this weekend.
Webb underwent emergency surgical procedure on his coronary heart in 2020 for a mitral valve prolapse after being recognized with the situation throughout a routine well being test. He put his situation down to extreme ingesting when he was youthful.
After being recognized, Webb stop consuming alcohol.
Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday at 7pm on BBC One.