Strictly Come Dancing professional Robin Windsor has died aged 44.

Robin appeared on the BBC show for four series from 2010 until 2013 and was partnered with Patsy Kensit, Anita Dobson, Lisa Riley and Deborah Meaden.

The Latin and Ballroom dancer also danced with Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid for a Children In Need Special.

Robin's death was announced by the international Ballroom & Latin dance company, Burn The Floor in the early hours on Facebook, sharing: "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 stunning image attached with Jessica Raffa defined our company, colourful, extreme and sensual.

"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."

Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor dies aged 44

Fellow stars of Strictly and friends of Robin shared their tributes to the dancer as James Jordon shared a picture and wrote: "I had the pleasure of working with this man for many years on Strictly - I have such fond memories of him.

"He was always very caring and fun to be around. Everyone who came in contact with him adored him, from his celebrity partners to his working colleagues. You will be missed old friend."

Followers and fans of Strictly also shared their tributes as one said: "Had the pleasure of meeting him through a dance workshop my daughter attended. A lovely man. Such shocking news this morning. Thinking of all his family, dance family and friends."

Another said: "I can't believe this. He always seemed such a lovely man. Thinking of everyone close to him."