Amanda Abbington will not return to 'Strictly Come Dancing' for the final.

Amanda Abbington will not be back for the Strictly final

Amanda Abbington will not be back for the Strictly final

The 51-year-old actress was part of the lineup for this year's edition of the BBC Latin and ballroom competition but opted to leave early over "personal reasons" and therefore will not be joining the reunion of her former co-stars nor finalists Ellie Leach, Layton Williams and Bobby Brazier on Saturday (13.12.23) night.

A spokesperson for the BBC told The Daily Mirror: "Amanda decided to withdraw from the competition, therefore she will not be returning for the final."

The 'Sherlock' star did not confirm why she had left the left the programme, but insisted she didn't come to the "decision lightly."

In October, Amanda made an exit statement to thank her fellow celebrities and the show’s production team, but she did not mention her pro partner Giovanni.

She wrote: "It is with deepest regret that I had to leave 'Strictly'. I did not come to this decision easily or lightly but for personal reasons I am unable to continue.

"It was an absolute joy working with my fellow contestants, they are a beautiful, hardworking and talented group of people who I love and who I will miss seeing every Friday and Saturday and competing alongside.

"I want to thank the incredible Production team and everyone on Strictly who looked after me and who are so kind and caring. It's a wonderful bunch of people and I'll miss all of them.

"I'm so sad that I am unable to go any further. Thank you to everyone who voted and who sent wonderful messages and inspiring support. You are all amazing. Truly. Thank you. xxx' (sic)"

Giovanni had shared his disappointment that he could not continue performing with Amanda.

He wrote on Instagram: "Amanda ..I am so sad we can’t continue but I am proud of what we achieved and I am sending you so much love (sic)".