The actress, 49, quit the series after missing last weekend’s show due to ‘medical reasons’ and it has since emerged that her time in the competition was ‘plagued by difficulties.’
Other fans have asked bosses to reduce the number of finalists from four to three, taking the show back to the years of Covid.
Fans have gushed to Twitter with their plans of action to shake-up the show following Amanda’s exit.
Switch up: Strictly Come Dancing fans have called for a massive show shake-up after Amanda Abbington, 49, withdrew from the competition on Monday
Thoughts? Strictly viewers have called for BBC to cancel the next dance off, while others have asked bosses to reduce the number of finalists from four to three, like Covid years
Another chance: Fans have urged for Eddie Kadi to return to the competition after getting the boot last week
Some wrote: ‘They should let Eddie come back since Amanda has now quit the show it’s really horribly unfair’
‘There shouldn’t have been a dance off #Strictly on Saturday seeing as Amanda was absent.’
‘If Amanda’s gone can we discount the last dance off and get Eddie and Karen back?’
One gave a poll and wrote: ‘Sorry to here Amanda has left. Next week should it be? Eddie back? No one goes home?’
‘So now Amanda’s gone, Eddie should be brought back, he didn’t deserve to go over Zara this weekend.’
A spokesperson for Strictly Come Dancing said: ‘For guidance the series will continue as normal and there are no plans to change the show format.’
On Monday’s It Takes Two, the show confirmed Amanda’s exit and released a statement that read: ‘Amanda Abbington is unable to continue in Strictly Come Dancing and has decided to withdraw from the competition. The show wishes her all the best for the future.’
A montage of Amanda’s best moments on the series was shown, before host Fleur East added: ‘Amanda we are sending you all of our love’.
Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, fans expressed their shock and disappointment, with many Strictly viewers revealing they expected her to reach the final or even win the show with her professional partner Giovanni Pernice, 33.
Having their say: Fans have gushed to Twitter with their plans of action to shake-up the show following Amanda’s exit
Sad news: The actress quit the series after missing last weekend’s show due to ‘medical reasons’ and it has since emerged that her time in the competition was ‘plagued by difficulties’ (pictured performing the rhumba with Giovanni Pernice)
Struggles: Amanda has received a wave of support from fans after since she quit the show on Monday
Disappointed: Fans expressed their shock, with many Strictly viewers revealing they expected her to reach the final or even win the show with her professional partner Giovanni
Tribute: Giovanni later took to his Instagram to break his silence after the news broke, sharing a backstage photo with Amanda during Movie Week
Fans penned: ‘We are so sorry that Amanda Abbington and @pernicegiovann1’s time on Strictly has come to an end but it’s important that Amanda puts her health first. You will be missed! Four beautiful dances and a very special partnership. Thanks for the magical memories ❤️’;
‘Amanda Abbington and Giovanni Pernice @pernicegiovann1 deserve everything! ✨You would’ve won. So sorry xxx’; ‘Amanda Abbington will always be my Strictly 2023 winner’; ‘Big news : Amanda Abbington WITHDRAWING from #Strictly : official statement says she’s “unable” to continue . This is sad news. She was a beautiful dancer and a contender . I hope she’s okay’;
‘Just heard that Amanda Abbington has decided to end her participation in Strictly.’; ‘Whatever the reason, I wish her all the best for the future. One classy lady’; ‘Very sorry to hear Amanda Abbington has withdrawn from #Strictly. Absolute joy to watch and, I’d have thought, she was a cert for the final. Hope she’s ok’.
A Strictly insider told MailOnline about Amanda’s withdrawal: ‘This has been something that Amanda has been unfortunately having to consider making since late last week.
‘It has been a devastating time for Amanda. Her Strictly journey has been plagued by difficulties but she just didn’t think there was any other option.
‘As hard as it has been, there was a chance they could have won.’
BBC declined to comment when approached by MailOnline.
Giovanni later took to his Instagram to break his silence after the news broke, sharing a backstage photo with Amanda during Movie Week.
Gutted: Captioning the snap, he wrote: ‘Amanda ..I am so sad we can’t continue but I am proud of what we achieved and I am sending you so much love’
Early exit: A Strictly insider told Mail Online: ‘This has been something that Amanda has been unfortunately having to consider making since late last week
Cryptic: And after reportedly sharing a poignant message about mental health herself, it seems now seems her partner Jonathan Goodwin has hinted at the same thing in his own social media post (pictured)
Captioning the snap, he wrote: ‘Amanda ..I am so sad we can’t continue but I am proud of what we achieved and I am sending you so much love’.
While just hours before the announcement Amanda’s partner Jonathan Goodwin shared a cryptic post to Instagram.
Sharing a picture of himself posing in the mirror, Jonathan captioned the story: ‘We can be so hard on ourselves…be our own worst critics…
‘But before you judge yourself… make sure your mirror is clean.’
The show’s stars sent ‘all their love’ to Amanda at the start of Saturday’s show.
Claudia said: ‘Now as you may have noticed, Amanda and Giovanni are missing from the line up, due to medical reasons Amanda is unable to perform this week’.
Claudia said: ‘Now as you may have noticed, Amanda and Giovanni are missing from the line up, due to medical reasons Amanda is unable to perform this week’
Tess continued: ‘As per the rules of the competition she has been given a bye and all being well will return to the ballroom next weekend’.
Then Claudia gushed: ‘Amanda, we are all sending you so much love’.
As Tess also sent her best wishes adding: ‘So much love to you’.
Angela says: ‘Having been a fan of Strictly since day one, and as a former presenter of Come Dancing, this will be quite an adventure for me. A scary one, considering I’m about to be 79. But I’m looking forward to the challenge, and perhaps being able to learn to dance the Argentine Tango.’
Amanda says: ‘I’m thrilled to have been asked to do Strictly. I’m actually really shy and self-conscious so this will be a great opportunity for me to overcome those things.’
Layton says: ‘Absolutely buzzing to confirm that I will be taking part in THE most iconic dance competition in the UK! It’s time to bring it to the Ballroom. So excited to learn new skills from the best. Bring on the sequins… ALL the sequins!’
Krishnan says: ‘I’m surprised, delighted and slightly confused to find myself taking part in Strictly on the basis of ‘You only live once!’ I can’t wait to start learning to dance, but I am slightly worried about my general decrepitude.’
Profession: Comedian and radio presenter
Eddie says: ‘WOW. Anyone who knows me, understands that music and dance is so important and central to who I am. I’m so unbelievably proud and honoured that Strictly and the BBC have asked me to join the 2023 Team. I promise you, I’m going to give it everything I’ve got. This is going to be a VIBE.
Profession: TV presenter
Angela says: ‘I’m not particularly fit, I’ve no idea how my pelvic floor is going to react to this dancing. I’ve never done any dances apart from drunken jiving at a wedding!’
Profession: Documentary maker and former Love Island star
Zara says: ‘I am so excited to be joining the world of Strictly! I grew up watching it every year with my nan and she was the biggest Strictly fan. We would dance around the house and I have such fond memories of that time in my life.’
Profession: Actor and presenter
Adam says: ‘I can’t dance to save my life but I’m buzzing to learn and have a good laugh with my pro. Get me on that dance floor…I can’t wait!’
Profession: Coronation Street star
Ellie says: ‘It still doesn’t feel real that I’m going to be doing Strictly!! It’s always been a dream of mine so I guess dreams really do come true!!!!’
Profession: EastEnders star and model
Bobby says: ‘I’m so excited to be part of the Strictly line up, I can’t wait to start training like a professional dancer and adding a few moves to my locker. I’m looking forward to performing in-front of everyone.’
Nigel says: ‘I’m amazed, excited, and terrified to be doing Strictly. As an armchair fan of the show I have watched in awe as people have twirled and gyrated across the screen. And now it’s my turn…..gulp!’
Profession: Broadcaster and ex tennis player
Annabel says: ‘I have always loved watching Strictly and can’t quite believe I’m going to be part of this magical show – swapping tennis balls for glitter balls and looking forward to finding some joyfulness in the process.’
Message: Amanda, who hasn’t addressed the reason for her absence, reportedly shared a poignant message to her Instagram Stories on Saturday in a now-deleted post
Pulled out: It was announced on It Takes Two on Friday that the actress, 49, who is partnered with Giovanni Pernice, had dropped out of this weekend’s live show due to medical reasons