Strictly Come Dancing star Danny John-Jules refused to appear on tonight’s It Takes Two.
Each week the booted contestant appears on the spin-off with Zoe Ball, but at the start of the show she revealed that he was not in the studio.
This comes after reports of a furious backstage rant, in which Danny labelled the judges "imbeciles" after his exit at the weekend, and claims he won’t be taking part in the tour as he is "done" with Strictly.
His professional partner Amy Dowden, who ran out of training sobbing last week after a bust-up with Danny, did make an appearance on It Takes Two.
Zoe said: "Sadly I’m afraid Danny has decided not to join us tonight but I’m delighted to have the gorgeous Amy here tonight."
Amy was left in tears on the sofa after watching a montage of her and Danny’s time in the competition.
Despite insisting she was not going to cry, Amy started sobbing and reached for the tissues.
Seemingly putting aside any differences, she said: "I’m so proud of Danny. Watching his journey, he is such a talented performer and I know and believe he belongs on the stage.
"Danny you belong there and I hope to see you performing on the stage very soon."
Referencing his absence, Zoe added: "Danny, so disappointed you couldn’t be here tonight.
Furious Strictly fans took to Twitter to slam Danny for not facing the music.
One viewer said: "Well I’m shocked Danny isn’t on #ItTakesTwo tonight with @dowden_amy it doesn’t make him look good unfortunately"
Another added: "Surprise… Danny decides not to turn up to #ittakestwo #strictly…. Someone has a high opinion of themselves!"
A third said: "Shows exactly what type of guy Danny is by not showing on #ItTakesTwo so unprofessional."
The 58-year-old Red Dwarf actor crashed out of the competition last weekend after landing in the bottom two with Graeme Swann.
After performing his dance again, the judges chose to save the cricketer instead of him.
Speaking about their exit on ITT, Amy said: "Obviously I was super emotional last night. Itold myself I’m not going to cry tonight. I’m somebody who the glass is always half full.
"We did some amazing performances. The first 10 of the serious, my first 10. It’s a dream job and I’m very lucky to have the opportunity and you know what, I got further than last year."
Amy admitted that she was expecting to be in the dance-off after finish bottom of the leaderboard in consecutive weeks.
She added: "Every week I’m thinking we could be. Knowing we were bottom last week and this week. The competition this year is incredible. We were prepared. It didn’t come as a shock .
"I love Graeme and Oti. What a great performance they gave both nights. Danny did. He was so much better, more relaxed, took on the judges’ comments.
"But you know I totally understand the judges and how they’d decided to stay but he did an amazing job in that dance off."
Danny’s absence from It Takes Two seems to confirm speculation that Danny has washed his hands of the show.
According to The Sun , his exit did not go down well and prompted him to launch into a furious tirade as he declared that he "should have won".
He is also reportedly refusing to take part in the live tour as he is "done" with the show.
A source told the publication: "Danny lashed out at the judges calling them imbeciles and told friends and family he would have won the show."
They added that he had been wandering around the after-party "mumbling to himself and anyone that would listen".
Actor Danny landed in the bottom two with partner Amy after scoring just 27 and had to dance off against cricketer Graeme Swann and pro Oti Mabuse.
The pair have had a difficult week after an intense row left Danny’s distraught professional partner in tears as she ran out of rehearsals on Wednesday.
Following the verdict, Danny said: "It’s been a great experience and I’m just so unhappy I didn’t get Amy to where she needed to be. And I just think that as I said before, everything I have done on this show is because of Amy.
"It was her training, her choreography that got me here. I can only look as good as her dancing and you know, she is great, and I hope that her career goes up and onwards as she deserves."
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