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As it is an assured shorthold tenancy agreement, unfortunately your landlord can claim the rent from one of you or all of you so you are each liable.
Your landlord will not be concerned with the one not paying if he can claim from another which he is legally able to do.
Have you tried to discuss this with the other tenant? The downside here is that because it is a joint and several tenancy, the landlord will generally not get involved and it is for the tenants to sort between themselves.
You could speak to your landlord and see if there is anything they are willing to do, the landlord may ask that one tenant to leave however the rent for the entire property will remain the same and will be split between the rest of the tenants unless another tenant is brought in to cover that share.