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.
— BBC Strictly (@bbcstrictly) August 14, 2018
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!''
Thank you for all your lovely messages. I’m super excited but very nervous about being a contestant on this years @bbcstrictly it’s going to be a challenge but everyone who knows me knows I love a challenge so here goes… a new chapter in my life! #strictly2018 #bbcbreakfast pic.twitter.com/hVBQnloqce
— Katie Piper (@KatiePiper_) August 13, 2018
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.”
— BBC Strictly (@bbcstrictly) August 13, 2018
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!