While it's always sad to see celebrities leave the competition, it's especially heartbreaking when they've had to withdraw due to illness or injury.
Former pro dancer James Jordan gave his take on Nigel's departure during an exclusive chat with HELLO!. "I do feel sorry for them, I'm gutted," he said. "This is the problem when you have other professional dancers being involved in a dance which gives you the opportunity to do silly things like jumping off of stages into people's arms or whatever he was trying to do, which has then injured him. I'm a purist, OK. So I don't feel Strictly needs all that."
He added: "It wouldn't have happened if they weren't trying to do silly things like jump off stages. Stick to the Ballroom and Latin dance and maybe they'd still be in the competition."
Nigel isn't the only contestant who has prematurely left the show over the years – and we're sure he won't be the last. We've taken a look back at some of the most devastating injuries that have forced celebrities to back out of the competition.