BBC Strictly pro dancer dies aged 44 as fellow professionals pay tributes

BBC Strictly pro dancer dies aged 44 as fellow professionals pay tributes

WATCH HERE: Eamonn Holmes pays tribute to Robin Windsor after his death

Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 20/02/2024

- 07:40

Updated: 20/02/2024

- 10:24

Robin Windsor was a founding member of dance company Burn The Floor

Strictly Come Dancing professional Robin Windsor has died, Burn the Floor has confirmed.

The BBC competition professional, 44, appeared on the show from 2010 to 2014 and was partnered with famous faces such as Patsy Kensit, Anita Dobson, Lisa Riley and Deborah Meaden.

Taking to social media in the early hours of Tuesday, Burn the Floor announced Windsor’s death.

A post read: “The Burn the Floor family has lost one of its founding members, Robin “Bobby” Windsor - who has tragically passed away.

“A BTF journeyman he danced with us for twenty years - including Broadway, The West End and all our crazy adventures around the world.

“His stunning image attached with Jessica Raffa defined our company, colourful, extreme and sensual.

Robin Windsor

Robin Windsor has died as fellow dancers pen tributes


“His talent, attitude, energy and personality helped create the Burn the Floor stage reputation.

“He leaves a void in our hearts that will never be filled, yet our wonderful memories will stay forever.”

Production company Sisco Entertainment, who'd also been working with Windsor recently, also released a statement confirming his death.

It told BBC News: "His extraordinary ability to express emotion through movement captivated audiences, leaving them spellbound with every step.

"Beyond his impeccable dancing, Robin's vibrant spirit lit up the room, infusing rehearsals and performances with infectious energy and warmth.

Robin Windsor

Robin Windsor's death has prompted flood of tributes from heartbroken Strictly fans


"His laughter was contagious, his kindness boundless. His friendship was a gift cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Robin, you will be deeply missed."

Former Strictly pro James Jordan later penned a tribute on X, formerly Twitter.

Sharing a photo of Windsor, Jordan wrote: “I had the pleasure of working with this man for many years on Strictly. Everyone who came in contact with him adored him, from his celebrity partners to his working colleagues.”

Current Strictly professional Karen Hauer also posted on social media to honour her former colleague.

Also posting a photo of Windsor to Instagram, she wrote: "I’m Heartbroken...Robin, you Beautiful human being .I can’t believe it RIP." (sic)

Heartbroken fans also took to social media to pen their own tributes to Windsor.

One shared: "So sad to wake up to the news about Robin Windsor this morning. He was such a lovely, fun guy and always had time for #Strictly fans. Our thoughts are with his friends and family."

"RIP Robin Windsor. Can’t believe it, so young!" another wrote, while a third added: "RIP Robin Windsor Dancer, so young. Tragic."

"Very sad to hear that @Robinwindsor has passed this lovely man helped to make lockdown bearable for me and many of us @OxfordHealthNHS. Together we had a blast, so very sad indeed."

Deborah Meaden and Robin Windsor

Windsor enjoyed four series on Strictly, dancing in one series with Dragons' Den star Deborah Meaden


Another fan added: "Sad and shocking news 2 wake up to this morning! #rip #robinwindsor such a nice man."

"Omg I've just seen, I met him once, just the loveliest man...what an absolute tragedy," someone else commented. (sic)

Windsor debuted on the BBC series back in 2010 along with his professional partner Kristina Rihanoff.

The dance couple performed all over the world together. The cause of Windsor’s death has not yet been disclosed.

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