Strictly's Natalie Lowe wants to start a family

She announced she was departing the beloved ballroom dancing show after seven years in May.

And Natalie Lowe has revealed that she wants to start a family and work her way through her bucket list, now she has quit Strictly Come Dancing.

Speaking to the Daily Star, the Australian dancer, 36, admitted she felt like she was 'running out of time', and that another series would 'hinder' her having children with her fiancé James Knibbs and achieving her other goals.

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New chapter: Natalie Lowe has revealed that she wants to start a family and work her way through her bucket list, now she has quit Strictly Come Dancing

New chapter: Natalie Lowe has revealed that she wants to start a family and work her way through her bucket list, now she has quit Strictly Come Dancing

Confirming she had made the 'right' decision, Natalie admitted she has other goals she wants to achieve, and quitting the show gave her the time and space to do so.

She explained: 'I just felt like I was running out of time.

'It was the right decision for me. It was as though I was competing against time and myself.'

Besotted: Explaining her decision to leave and focus on life with her fiancé James Knibbs (above), she explained: 'It was as though I was competing against time and myself'

Besotted: Explaining her decision to leave and focus on life with her fiancé James Knibbs (above), she explained: 'It was as though I was competing against time and myself'

However, the dancer went on to admit she was also keen to start a family with her fiancé James Knibbs - something she feels she can only achieve away from the show. 

'I've still got a few things I want to do before I start a family and another series could hinder that,' she added. 

Natalie and James became engaged in October 2015, after a two year romance stemming from a chance meeting on a train between London and Leeds.

Broody: She went on to admit the pair were keen to have children, adding: 'I've still got a few things I want to do before I start a family and another series could hinder that'

Broody: She went on to admit the pair were keen to have children, adding: 'I've still got a few things I want to do before I start a family and another series could hinder that'

Besotted: Natalie and James became engaged in October 2015, after a two year romance stemming from a chance meeting on a train between London and Leeds

Besotted: Natalie and James became engaged in October 2015, after a two year romance stemming from a chance meeting on a train between London and Leeds

Having pulled out of Strictly due to injury, the blonde had been travelling to a meeting - while James was only on the train as his other had been delayed.  

Speaking to OK! at the time of their engagement, company director James had admitted with a laugh: 'I have to thank East Coast for being late. Getting that train was the best decision I ever made.' 

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