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Strictly Come Dancing has revealed the next contestant in their celebrity lineup. In a first for the show, a YouTuber will hit the Stricly dance floor this season.

Vlogger and author Joe Sugg has been confirmed as the fourth contestant. 

“My knowledge of dance isn't the best, so I'm just going to go into it completely open minded,” he said.

Joe did admit that he’s feeling slightly nervous about all the tan and lycra he’ll have to wear:  “I do feel pretty nervous about it. I just hope they have child sizes as I'm tiny!”

Strictly confirmed Katie Piper as the first contestant yesterday morning.

The mum decided to take part in the show to boost her confidence: “'I think it gives a wider message, my past is irrelevant, to be able to go forward and do these things is a bigger wider message. That’s something I want to take forward, and it’s nice to be part of something so light-hearted!''

Star of stage and screen Danny John-Jules will also be hitting the dancefloor. The Red Dwarf star said he is thrilled to be taking part in the BBC show.

Joining Joe, Katie and Danny will be popstar Faye Tozer. The Steps member said being part of Strictly is a dream come true: “I’m going to relish every moment.”

Strictly will continue to reveal more contestants in the coming weeks. Rumour has it the launch show will air on Saturday, September 1.

We are so excited for the show to return to our screens!



My boot scootin' baby is driving me crazy…

Yep, iconic 90s band Steps are making a comeback. All original members are planning to embark on an arena tour later this year and will travel all over the Ireland and UK.

Steps are also set to release a new album ahead of their 20th anniversary, Party On The Dancefloor.

But, that's not just it. Steps will be supported by The Vengaboys, and we honestly don't think this gig could get any better.

Speaking about their new music and upcoming tour, the band said that fans are going to love it all, as it will be a mix of new and old.

“This is the album we think our fans have been waiting for. It was very important for us to have a hint of the past but to try to blend it into modern day music," they said in a statement.

“We think Steps are a little bit of what everyone needs right now. We can’t wait to take the new album plus all our favourite hits out on the road."

The tour kicks off in our fair city on November 13, with tickets going on sale this Friday.



Congrats are in order for one of our fave Nineties popstars today, as H from Steps has become a first-time dad.

H, who these days goes by his full name of Ian H Watkins, welcomed twin sons in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The new arrivals were born via a surrogate, with Ian and his partner Craig taking to social media to share their delight – and a first picture.

"We are DADS! We are totally & utterly in Love! #Twins" Ian wrote on Twitter, alongside a snap of two hospital bracelets labelled "Baby 'A' Boy" and "Baby 'B' Boy."

A, B, C and H? Here's hoping the new dads come up with something a little more lengthy than that when deciding their sons' official first names.

The couple first revealed their happy baby news back in December, via an animated YouTube video.

After their first surrogate tragically suffered a miscarriage back in 2012, it's no surprise Ian and Craig waited until the pregnancy was six months along this time around.

Speaking shortly after the miscarriage happened four years ago, Ian said the news had been a huge blow to him and Craig.

"We were thinking of names, and we even planned our first Christmas as a family. We were both ready to be dads, " he told The People.

Huge congrats to Ian and Craig on their very happy ending. We can't wait to see a first family photo…


We all know the fashion industry is a tricky one to get into. 

It's extremely competitive and it will constantly feel like a million people are after the same job as you. 

But whether you want to be a designer, stylist, photographer, or model; these tips will have you on your way to nabbing your dream fashion job. 

1. Don't be afraid to stand out

A lot of people are going after the same job as you are; it's a fact. But don't be put off by that, it just means that you will need to work hard to stand out from the crowd. 

Dress to impress, research the industry and the people working in it – anything that will get you ahead of others. 


2. Maintain good relationships

Sure, if you bag an internship it might be all coffee runs and photocopying – especially if you're in a bigger company – but any internship will lead you to great contacts.

It's really important to meet and network with people in the fashion industry, as you will never know when you might need them; or visa versa. 


3. Focus your energy on achieving your goals

There's no point working yourself silly, just to benefit someone else. Concentrate on your own goal and how you will achieve that goal. 

Set out steps to follow and don't let anyone sway you away from them. 


4. Expect to make sacrifices

Money, a social life and sleep are a few luxuries you might have to live without and coffee will become your new best friend! 

Unfortunately, most internships in fashion are unpaid (at the start, anyway) – but we can't express enough how valuable internships are. 

If you want to make it, you need to work hard and not give into temptation – and DON'T give up. 


5. Do one thing every day that brings you closer to your goal

It can be as simple as an Instagram post or creating a blog, but doing one thing every day will help you to stay focused. 

Buy some new fabric, read a book about fashion, visit a gallery for inspiration, it can be anything, just as long as it's something. 


6. Celebrate your achievements 

With champagne and a nap!


7. Success is a numbers game

You will get turned down and have set backs; it's hard but it's true. But believe us, for every job that turns you down, it just means something bigger and better is coming your way. 

You applied for three jobs, and only received one reply? That's OK, your time will come. Just remember to not give up and throw all your hard work away, if you want it enough, you WILL get it. 


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