Katya Virshilas dropped from Strictly Come Dancing show


Katya Virshilas and Gavin Henson

Strictly Come Dancing professional Katya Virshilas has been dropped from the BBC series.

She went out early in last year's show when she was partnered with TV sports presenter Dan Lobb.

She made it to fifth place the previous year when she danced with rugby union player Gavin Henson.

Virshilas, who is from Lithuania, is the only professional from last year who will not be returning. She made her debut in series seven in 2009.

That year she partnered former England cricket player Phil Tufnell.

It means Ola Jordan's husband James Jordan, who was seen to have an on-screen fall-out with judge Craig Revel Horwood, will return.

Strictly Come Dancing, which returns later this year, has two new executive producers - Glenn Coomber and Andrea Hamilton.

The programme also has a new judge with Darcey Bussell replacing Alesha Dixon, who left to join ITV's Britain's Got Talent.