Tributes are pouring in for a former Strictly Come Dancing star from Ipswich after his death at the age of 44. 

Robin Windsor competed in four series with partners Patsy Kensit, Anita Dobson, Lisa Riley and Deborah Meaden during his time on the BBC One show. 

The news of his death broke this morning.

The Latin and ballroom dancer first began dancing at the age of three when his parents enrolled him in classes in Ipswich, according to his website.

He went on to represent England in numerous championships, both on the domestic and international levels.

He joined the cast of show Burn The Floor in 2001 and toured the world for 10 years, with a nine-month run on Broadway.

Read more: Ipswich pays tribute to late Strictly dancer

Windsor also appeared in Dancing With The Stars Australia and So You Think You Can Dance in the Netherlands and assisted in the choreography for the Australian version of So You Think You Can Dance, as well as acting as a motivational speaker.

Now tributes are flowing in for the former dancer. 

Dance company Burn The Floor paid tribute to "Bobby" Windsor following the news of his death. 

They said: "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 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."

Former Strictly Come Dancing star and news reader Dan Walker said that Windsor sent him messages of support during his time on the show. 

He said: "How sad to hear about the death of Robin Windsor. Just 44 years old. 

"He sent me the kindest message when I was on Strictly and he was loved by so many on that show."

Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood said: "I have just heard the tragic news my dear friend ’Bobby’ Robin Windsor has passed. He was one of the kindest, gentle, honest, funny and caring people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with. He will be forever missed.

"My heart goes out to all his family & friends. RIP darling man, you were truly loved."

A statement from Sisco Entertainment, which represented him in various areas of theatre and corporate entertainment, said: “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the tragic passing of our beloved friend, Robin Windsor.

“Robin’s presence in Come What May was more than just a performance; it was an embodiment of passion, grace and sheer talent.

“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. 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. Though Come What May will continue without you, your legacy will live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to share in your light.”

Former Strictly professional James Jordan said: "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. You will be missed old friend."