Zoe Ball said she ‘loved every minute’ as she passes Strictly baton onto new presenter

Zoe Ball ‘loved every minute’ of her time on It Takes Two

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Zoe Ball has admitted that she 'loved every minute' but is ready to move on to something new as she opened up about her departure from Strictly Come Dancing's It Takes Two.

The 50-year-old television presenter, who has fronted the BBC spin-off show since 2011, confirmed last month that she would be leaving the show after 10 years.

Speaking about her time on the Strictly team during an interview on The One Show, Zoe admitted that she remained a huge fan of the show but was ready to hand the baton on to some new talent.

Zoe, who had also competed on Strictly in season three, also added that she would continue watching the show and was excited to find out who is in the 2021 cohort.

Zoe Ball says she loved every minute of her time on It Takes Two

"I've loved every minute of it, all the dancing and everyone who has gone through it and I loved it," she told presenters Alex Jones and Jermaine Jenas.

"But, sometimes you've got to say 'try new things' and also, someone else can do the show," she added.

Zoe also suggested that her successor will certainly keep the show going and even teased that Rylan Clark-Neal has been doing an incredible job so far.

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Zoe added: "And, you know it will be in safe hands. We love Rylan and maybe he'll do the whole thing.

"I will be watching though because I am the number one fan and I can't wait to see who is in the class 2021."

Last month, Zoe confirmed that she would be leaving the show after a decade of presenting the BBC spin-off.

Zoe appeared on Season 3 of the show before landing a spot as a presenter on It Takes Two
(Image: Instagram)

Zoe Ball has left It Takes Two after a decade on the show
(Image: Instagram)

She said in a statement at the time: "Dance lovers, after 10 joyous years I am waltzing away from It Takes Two.

"As a massive @bbcstrictly fan I have loved spending my Autumn teatimes with the celebrity dancers, the gorgeous & awesome pro dancers, the judges, my girl Vicky Gill, Rylan, Gethin & of course my main man Ian Waite. Time now for some new cha cha challenges.

She went on: "I will continue to support the Strictly family on the Breakfast Show & can’t wait to watch the Class Of 2021 from my sofa.

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"Huge love & grateful thanks to Tess & Claude & the whole Strictly clan, the ITT fans, my Glam Squad, Eve Winstanley, Alex McLeod, the BBC2 gang, & of course the best telly crew ever. I will miss you all immensely. As Iveta would say “Friends for the life“ xx."

Her departure from It Takes Two also came shortly after she was also unmasked as a contestant on ITV's The Masked Dancer.

On The One Show this evening, Zoe also added that it was 'so much fun' but 'even more scary' than Strictly Come Dancing because she didn't have a partner to hold her hand.

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