Video vox pop: Sergeant quits Strictly

THE news that veteran broadcaster John Sergeant has pulled out of Strictly Come Dancing, has sparked much comment and discussion on radio and TV shows across the country.

THE news that veteran broadcaster John Sergeant has pulled out of Strictly Come Dancing, has sparked much comment and discussion on radio and TV shows across the country.

Despite consistent criticism from the BBC One show's judges, the 64-year-old received strong support from the public and managed to avoid the boot week after week.

But Sergeant said in a statement on Wednesday: “The trouble is that there is now a real danger that I might win the competition. Even for me that would be a joke too far.”

The Evening Star took to the streets of Ipswich to gauge the public opinion's on the news.