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Strictly Come Dancing 2022: EastEnders actor James Bye announced as 14 contestant

EastEnders actor James Bye has been announced as the 14th movie star contestant to enroll Strictly Come Dancing.

The star, 38, who has performed the position of Martin Fowler within the BBC cleaning soap since 2014, joked he is able to exhibit his ‘dad dancing’ when he heads to the ballroom later this year.

James is the penultimate contestant to sign-up forward of Countryfile star Helen Skelton being announced later immediately as the fifteenth and remaining star, based on The Sun – finishing the road up. 

It comes after former X Factor star Fleur East and Countryfile star Hamza Yassin have been revealed as the twelfth and thirteenth stars on Thursday – becoming a member of earlier announced stars Kym Marsh, Will Mellor and Jayde Adams amongst others. 

Fun: The star, 38, who has played the role of Martin Fowler in the BBC soap since 2014, joked he is ready to show off his 'dad dancing' when he heads to the ballroom later this year

The newest: EastEnders actor James Bye has been announced as the 14th movie star contestant to enroll Strictly Come Dancing – finishing the road up for the twentieth collection

Moving on: According to The Sun, James is the penultimate contestant to sign-up ahead of Countryfile star Helen Skelton being announced later today as the final star

Moving on: According to The Sun, James is the penultimate contestant to sign-up forward of Countryfile star Helen Skelton being announced later immediately as the ultimate star

As he was announced James stated: ‘I’m not identified for my shimmy or my twinkle toes – in reality my children recurrently giggle at my dad dancing however it’s an honour to be requested and I’m going to offer it my finest shot. 

‘There are some large dance sneakers to fill and it is actually thrilling to observe within the footsteps of some superb EastEnders expertise. I’d like to do everybody proud.’

James is finest identified for portraying the long-lasting position of Martin within the BBC’s multi-award profitable cleaning soap EastEnders, which he took over in 2014. 

He has been nominated for a number of British Soap awards, profitable one for Best Storyline in 2016.

He has beforehand had roles within the BBC One mini-series The Great Train Robbery and movies together with Hummingbird, The Hooligan Factory and Cemetery Junction. On stage he has starred in a number of well-reviewed theatre productions.

Exciting: It comes after former X Factor star Fleur East and Countryfile star Hamza Yassin were revealed as the 12th and 13th stars on Thursday - joining earlier announced stars Kym Marsh (pictured), Will Mellor and Jayde Adams among others

Exciting: It comes after former X Factor star Fleur East and Countryfile star Hamza Yassin have been revealed as the twelfth and thirteenth stars on Thursday – becoming a member of earlier announced stars Kym Marsh (pictured), Will Mellor and Jayde Adams amongst others

Although Helen hasn’t been announced but sources have advised The Sun she would be the final contestant to be revealed – after her cut up from husband Richie Myler earlier this year. 

It comes after Wildlife cameraman and presenter Hamza was announced as the thirteenth contestant becoming a member of the Strictly Come Dancing line-up on Thursday. 

Hamza – who is among the presenters of BBC’s Animal Park and a visitor presenter on Countryfile – joined former X Factor star Fleur in being revealed as celebrities set to seem on the dance present on Thursday. 

It comes amid claims that BBC bosses concern they’re operating out of celebrities as Strictly approaches its twentieth collection.

Stars: It comes after Wildlife cameraman and presenter Hamza was announced as the 13th contestant joining the Strictly Come Dancing line-up on Thursday

Stars: It comes after Wildlife cameraman and presenter Hamza was announced as the thirteenth contestant becoming a member of the Strictly Come Dancing line-up on Thursday 

Hamza Yassin stated: ‘I’m completely over the moon to be becoming a member of Strictly 2022. Never in 1,000,000 years did I believe I’d be on such a cool present. I’ve been watching it for years and I can not consider I’ll really be there dancing stay in entrance of the British public. 

‘My dance abilities are at the moment on the stage of ‘1970’s disco vibe’ however I’m able to work arduous and can be shaking it each time I get the possibility – shake it ’til you make it!’

He can also be well-known to youthful viewers below the guise of Ranger Hamza, presenting CBeebies live-action present Let’s Go For A Walk and new collection Ranger Hamza’s Eco Quest later this month. 

Hamza moved to the Scottish Highlands when he was youthful to observe his dream of filming Scottish wildlife and turning into a wildlife cameraman. 

Shows: Hamza - who is one of the presenters of BBC's Animal Park and a guest presenter on BBC's Countryfile - joined former X Factor star Fleur East in being revealed as celebrities set to appear on the dance show on Thursday

Shows: Hamza – who is among the presenters of BBC’s Animal Park and a visitor presenter on BBC’s Countryfile – joined former X Factor star Fleur East in being revealed as celebrities set to seem on the dance present on Thursday

He has lived there ever since and just lately fronted Channel 4 documentary Scotland: My Life within the Wild and Scotland: Escape to the Wilderness, wherein he guided movie star companions on journeys by way of western and jap Scotland and the Highlands. 

In his spare time, Hamza competes within the Highland Games and enjoys driving the nation roads on his bike.

It comes after final week The Mail on Sunday revealed that some BBC executives are involved that there are now not sufficient massive names out there to compete for the glitterball.

As comic Jayde Adams was the fifth competitor to be unveiled for this year’s collection, even Radio 5 DJ and former Strictly star Scott Mills shared his worries – telling his listeners that he now thinks they need to begin placing on former contestants.

Thrilled: Hamza Yassin said: 'I am absolutely over the moon to be joining Strictly 2022. Never in a million years did I think I'd be on such a cool show'

Thrilled: Hamza Yassin stated: ‘I’m completely over the moon to be becoming a member of Strictly 2022. Never in 1,000,000 years did I believe I’d be on such a cool present’

The announcement about Miss Adams got here only a day after it was revealed that Radio 2 journey reporter Richie Anderson is on this year’s line-up.

One supply on the Corporation stated: ‘Taking half on Strictly is a dream for therefore many celebrities, however so lots of them have accomplished it now. They have lived that dream and reaped the huge advantages of it.

‘The success of Strictly is very large, the scores are nonetheless large so it is going to carry on going – however so many massive names have appeared now that it’s important to marvel the place the remainder of them are going to come back from now.’

Filming: He is also well known to younger viewers under the guise of Ranger Hamza, presenting CBeebies live-action show Let's Go For A Walk and new series Ranger Hamza's Eco Quest later this month

Filming: He can also be well-known to youthful viewers below the guise of Ranger Hamza, presenting CBeebies live-action present Let’s Go For A Walk and new collection Ranger Hamza’s Eco Quest later this month

Last year’s collection was gained by deaf EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis who was watched a number of occasions per week by at the very least two million viewers. And in its first ten years, family names such as John Sergeant, Emma Bunton and Jerry Hall took half.

After Miss Adams, a comic from Bristol, and Mr Anderson joined Strictly followers took to social media to debate how they’re unfamiliar with a number of the stars. 

‘Sorry do not imply to be impolite however who’s Jayde Adams?’ one wrote on Twitter, whereas one other stated: ‘Jayde Adams… nope by no means heard of her! #Strictly.’

It comes after Fleur turned emotional as she advised how she is competing on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing in reminiscence of her late father Malcolm, who adored the BBC present.

The former X Factor star, 34, revealed she was the twelfth contestant on this year’s collection on Thursday throughout her Hits Radio Beakfast present the place she stated: ‘You’ll see me within the ballroom on Strictly Come Dancing!’ 

Appearing on Lorraine later that day, Fleur teared up as she advised visitor host Ranvir Singh that she was heartbroken her dad – who died in 2020 of a coronary heart assault – wasn’t right here to look at her dance.

Heartfelt: It comes after Fleur became emotional as she told how she is competing in this year's Strictly Come Dancing in memory of her late father Malcolm, who adored the BBC show

Heartfelt: It comes after Fleur turned emotional as she advised how she is competing on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing in reminiscence of her late father Malcolm, who adored the BBC present

She stated: ‘I hope I get to bop to a few of my songs… for me it is fairly emotional. My dad who handed away in 2020, Strictly was his favorite present.’

Getting emotional, she added: ‘I’m going to be doing it for him. I’m simply gutted he cannot see me do it, however I’m going to maintain him in thoughts throughout the present… I’m excited, my household, only for that purpose, can be buzzing. I wasn’t anticipating to get this emotional about it.’ 

After Malcom’s demise, Fleur shared a heartfelt tribute to him on Instagram, writing: ‘Cheering me on till the top. You taught me and [sister] Keshia to be assured and to at all times chase our goals. 

‘I’ll endlessly proceed to make you proud. I’m so completely happy you noticed us obtain a lot. Every be aware I sing, each music I write and all the things I do, can be for you. This album is for you Dad. Love you a lot Daddy Darling. Have an incredible time up there! See you quickly.’ 

Fleur said: 'My dad who passed away in 2020, Strictly was his favourite show. I'm going to be doing it for him. I'm just gutted he can't see me do it'

Fleur stated: ‘My dad who handed away in 2020, Strictly was his favorite present. I’m going to be doing it for him. I’m simply gutted he cannot see me do it’

Elsewhere throughout her Lorraine interview, Fleur stated she feels the strain to do nicely on Strictly as she already has dance expertise from acting on stage.

She stated, ‘There’s an excessive amount of strain, I’m so nervous, Ranvir. I can dance within the membership and when I’m singing on stage, however I’ve by no means accomplished any technical dancing, so I do not know something ballroom, the right way to level a toe or something like that.’

She added: ‘This is a totally totally different stage. You want to offer me some recommendation, Ranvir!’

Fleur said: 'I'm excited, my family, just for that reason, will be buzzing. I wasn't expecting to get this emotional about it'

Fleur stated: ‘I’m excited, my household, only for that purpose, can be buzzing. I wasn’t anticipating to get this emotional about it’ 

STRICTLY COME DANCING 2022: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?

KYM MARSH

Age: 46

Profession: Coronation Street star and presenter

Kym says: ‘I’m so delighted that this year they’ve! I’m an enormous fan of the present and may’t consider I’m going to go from watching at residence in my pyjamas to really dancing in entrance of the judges in a glittery dress.’

RICHIE ANDERSON 

Age: 34

Profession: Radio presenter 

Richie says: ‘This is a dream come true! I can’t wait to get in these sparkles and sequins and shimmy throughout probably the most well-known dance ground on this planet!’

ELLIE SIMMONDS 

Age: 27

Profession: Former athlete 

Ellie says: ‘To be requested to be a part of the Strictly household is simply so thrilling and I can’t wait, it should a lot enjoyable.’

TYLER WEST 

Age: 26

Profession: Radio DJ

Tyler says: ‘It’s a present which means a lot to me and my household and I can not wait to significantly shake a leg on that shiny dance ground… with a facet of sequins.’

ELLIE TAYLOR

 

Age: 38

Profession: Comedian

Ellie says: ‘Well, cover me in faux tan and roll me in sequins! I’m completely over the moon to be part of Strictly 2022!’

TONY ADAMS MBE 

Profession: Retired footballer and supervisor

Tony says:  ‘To say I’m excited is an understatement – the lure of the sequins and the decision of the salsa has me swapping my battered previous soccer boots for a set of Strictly mushy sneakers’

  

JAMES BYE

Age: 38

Profession: EastEnders actor

James says  ‘I’m not identified for my shimmy or my twinkle toes – in reality my children recurrently giggle at my dad dancing however it’s an honour to be requested and I’m going to offer it my finest shot.’

WILL MELLOR

Age: 46

Profession: Actor

Will says: ‘I do know it will likely be an enormous problem however that is what life is all about. This can also be my Mum’s favorite present and she or he’s had a very robust few years so I’m doing that is for her as nicely. Bring it on!’

 KAYE ADAMS 

 Age: 59 

Profession: Television presenter 

Kaye says: ‘I stated I needed to make the final year of my fifties memorable and i can not consider a greater manner of doing it than displaying the world my two left toes. Pray for me!’ 

 JAYDE ADAMS

Age: 37

Profession: Comedian

Jayde says: ‘I’ve been a large fan of the present for years. I really feel like I’m watching myself in a dream and I can not consider I’ve manifested this.’

MATT GOSS

Age: 53

Profession: Singer

Matt says: ‘I’ve been reclusive, I come and work after which return to America. I believed, it is time for me to come back residence and get out of my very own manner’

 MOLLY RAINFORD

 Age: 21

Profession: Singer 

Molly says: ‘I already know it is gonna be an expertise of a lifetime and I can not wait to fulfill the remainder of the Strictly household I’ll be sharing it with.’

FLEUR EAST

Age: 34 

Profession: Singer

Fleur says: ‘I’m equally nervous and thrilled to be a part of this year’s Strictly line up. I’m excited to be taught new abilities and I need to absorb each second of this magical expertise.’

 HAMZA YASSIN

Age: 35

Profession: Wildlife cameraman and presenter

Hamza says: ‘I’m completely over the moon to be becoming a member of Strictly 2022. Never in 1,000,000 years did I believe I’d be on such a cool present.’

 

 

After she was announced as a contestant, Fleur stated: ‘I’m equally nervous and thrilled to be a part of this year’s Strictly line up. I’m excited to be taught new abilities and I need to absorb each second of this magical expertise. 

‘It’s such an honour to be on the present after years of watching it with my father who cherished it a lot. Unfortunately my Dad is now not with us however I do know he can be watching over the ballroom in spirit. I’m doing this to make him and my household proud and may’t wait to get my dancing sneakers on!’

After coming runner-up in collection 11 of The X Factor, Fleur has been an everyday face on this planet of music and broadcasting. 

Exciting: Fleur revealed she was the twelfth contestant on this year's series on Thursday during her Hits Radio Beakfast show where she said: 'You'll see me in the ballroom on Strictly Come Dancing!'

Exciting: Fleur revealed she was the twelfth contestant on this year’s collection on Thursday throughout her Hits Radio Beakfast present the place she stated: ‘You’ll see me within the ballroom on Strictly Come Dancing!’

Venture: The former X Factor star, 34, made the announcement on Thursday during her Hits Radio Beakfast show where she said: 'You'll see me in the ballroom on Strictly Come Dancing!'

Venture: The former X Factor star, 34, made the announcement on Thursday throughout her Hits Radio Beakfast present the place she stated: ‘You’ll see me within the ballroom on Strictly Come Dancing!’

As a singer she has launched two albums, together with her debut single Sax reaching quantity three within the UK singles chart. 

After showing on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2018 she turned host of the Hits Radio Breakfast present which she hosts each weekday. 

She has additionally appeared as a presenter on the final three collection of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway and a bunch of ITV gameshow The Void.

Hopes: The singer further elaborated that it was an 'honour' to be asked to take part in the show and hopes to do her late father Malcolm proud

She said: 'I'm equally nervous and thrilled to be part of this year's Strictly line up. I'm excited to learn new skills and I want to soak up every moment of this magical experience'

Hopes: The singer additional elaborated that it was an ‘honour’ to be requested to participate within the present and hopes to do her late father Malcolm proud

Interview: Fleur appeared on Thursday's episode of Lorraine to discuss the announcement and started to become emotional at the thought of taking to the dancefloor

Interview: Fleur appeared on Thursday’s episode of Lorraine to debate the announcement and began to change into emotional on the considered taking to the dancefloor

It comes after retired England soccer participant and supervisor Tony Adams MBE has been announced as the eleventh movie star confirmed to be collaborating in Strictly.

The information comes simply hours after Britain’s Got Talent singer and CBBC star Molly Rainford joined the line-up. 

Tony, 55, stated: ‘To say I’m excited is an understatement – the lure of the sequins and the decision of the salsa has me swapping my battered previous soccer boots for a set of Strictly mushy sneakers. 

‘Am completely thrilled to be giving it my all on this year’s twentieth anniversary of Strictly Come Dancing. I can not wait to fulfill my accomplice – god assist her – and begin the dancing.’

The formidable centre-back’s soccer career spanned over 22 years, taking part in for each Arsenal and England. 

Strictly: Retired England football player and manager Tony Adams MBE, (left) was the 11th celebrity to join the lineup on Wednesday - just hours after BGT singer and CBBC star Molly Rainford, 21, was announced

Next up! Molly will be doing the Foxtrot alongside a host of other celebs

Strictly: Retired England soccer participant and supervisor Tony Adams MBE, (left)  was the eleventh movie star to hitch the lineup on Wednesday –  simply hours after BGT singer and CBBC star Molly Rainford, 21, was announced 

Having captained each, he’s regarded as one in every of Arsenal’s biggest ever gamers and one of many all-time greats of English soccer. 

Tony gained 66 caps for England, appeared at 4 main tournaments and had 10 main trophy wins while continues to be the one participant in English soccer historical past to captain a crew to a few prime flight titles over three totally different a long time. 

As captain of England, he famously led the nationwide crew to the Euro 96 remaining. Whilst he was taking part in he based Sporting Chance, a charity to assist sportspeople with psychological well being and dependancy problems with which he stays Honorary president immediately.

Wins! Tony won 66 caps for England, appeared at four major tournaments and had 10 major trophy wins whilst is still the only player in English football history to captain a team to three top flight titles over three different decades, (pictured in 2002)

Wins! Tony gained 66 caps for England, appeared at 4 main tournaments and had 10 main trophy wins while continues to be the one participant in English soccer historical past to captain a crew to a few prime flight titles over three totally different a long time, (pictured in 2002) 

Now retired, the daddy of six and husband to spouse Poppy, went into teaching and administration earlier than just lately launching his new enterprise, SIX MHS, which delivers Mental Health and Addictions providers to non-sportspeople and non-sport’s organisations.

He stays a patron of 4 different extra charities, NACOA, Forward Trust, Saving Faces, School Home Support and has began the charity, 6 Addiction, for those that cannot afford personal psychological well being providers.

Singer Molly, 21, revealed she’s already sought recommendation from 2020 contestant HRVY, including that regardless of her performing background she’s like ‘Ellie the Elephant’ when she takes to the ground.

Molly, who additionally stars within the CBBC collection Nova Jones, was unveiled as the newest star to hitch the lineup that morning.

Speaking forward of her dancefloor debut, Molly stated: ‘I’ve at all times cherished performing and being on stage, however I’ve by no means been probably the most assured dancer. 

‘I’m tremendous excited for the problem to push myself outdoors of my consolation zone and hopefully add one other string to my bow. 

‘It will introduce me to a complete new manner of expressing myself! I’m additionally fairly aggressive and I’m excited meet the Pros and the opposite contestants. 

‘And on prime of all that, I completely love the glitz and glamour the present brings to the ground each week.’

Rising star: Molly star rose to prominence when she competed on Britain's Got Talent in 2012 at the age of 11

TV star: Since graduating, Molly has starred as intergalactic pop superstar Nova Jones in the CBBC show of the same name (pictured in February 2022)

Rising star: Molly star rose to prominence when she competed on Britain’s Got Talent in 2012 on the age of 11

The singer grew up in Essex and went onto research on the coveted Sylvia Young Theatre School after auditioning for BGT in 2012.

She added: ‘I did Britain’s Got Talent in 2012 after I was 11 years previous. That positively modified my life as a result of after attending to the finals, I used to be sponsored by Sony Music and Simon Cowell to go to the Sylvia Young theatre college. From these auditions all through college, I obtained into the CBBC world.’

The present’s official Twitter account revealed the information, writing: ‘Say good day to Molly Rainford, she’s an intergalactic pop celebrity from @CBBC and she or he’s right here to star on #Strictly!’

The announcement was first made on CBBC’s Newsround on Wednesday morning.

Since graduating, Molly has starred as Nova Jones within the CBBC present of the identical identify.

This autumn, Molly can be seen throughout CBBC screens as Nova Jones returns for collection two, with a 3rd collection already filmed for launch within the coming months.

Best friends: The star added that she's already spoken to former contestant HRVY about his time on the show, after he reached the final in 2020

Best pals: The star added that she’s already spoken to former contestant HRVY about his time on the present, after he reached the ultimate in 2020

Molly has been shortlisted for Best Newcomer on the 2022 Variety Club Showbusiness Awards and has launched two EPs, together with single Commitment, which has garnered over two million streams to this point.

Asked what she fears probably the most about being on the present, Molly added: ‘Forgetting the steps as a result of the judges discover all the things. 

‘If I used to be singing, I’d understand how deal with it, however I’m nervous It would throw me off when an excessive amount of when I’m dancing.’

Fearful: Asked what she fears the most about being on the show, Molly (pictured in 2015) added: 'Forgetting the steps because the judges notice everything'

Fearful: Asked what she fears probably the most about being on the present, Molly (pictured in 2015) added: ‘Forgetting the steps as a result of the judges discover all the things’

The star added that she’s already spoken to former contestant HRVY about his time on the present, saying: ‘One of my actually good buddies HRVY was on in 2020 and he stated it was top-of-the-line experiences he is ever had.’

Molly was the tenth movie star confirmed for this year’s Strictly lineup, after comic Ellie Taylor was revealed as the ninth movie star contestant on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old Ted Lasso star will swap the stage for the dance ground later this year to participate within the BBC Latin and ballroom present, however the star insists she has the dancing skill of a ‘newly born giraffe’.

Former Heart FM presenter Ellie was unveiled on Lorraine – hosted by Ranvir Singh – and stated: ‘Well, cover me in faux tan and roll me in sequins! I’m completely over the moon to be part of Strictly 2022!

Number nine! Molly was the 10th celebrity confirmed for this year's Strictly lineup, after comedian Ellie Taylor (pictured) was revealed as the ninth celebrity contestant on Tuesday

Number 9! Molly was the tenth movie star confirmed for this year’s Strictly lineup, after comic Ellie Taylor (pictured) was revealed as the ninth movie star contestant on Tuesday

‘I’ve watched the present for years so to have the ability to take to the dance ground is a dream come true, for each me and mum who’s a Strictly tremendous fan!

‘At the second I’m specializing in the joy and glitter and selecting to disregard the truth that I’ve the dancing skill of a newly born giraffe. Bring it on!’

Asked by Ranvir who her good skilled dance accomplice could be, Ellie admitted: ‘I need somebody who’s affected person. I want a tall, affected person individual.’ 

And getting ready for her time on the dance ground, the comic defined: ‘I’ve obtained a listing of music tracks on my cellphone – it is getting longer and longer,’ however confessed: ‘The dancing bit is what is totally out of my consolation zone.’

Nervous! Former Heart FM presenter Ellie was unveiled on Tuesday morning’s instalment of Lorraine – hosted by Ranvir Singh

Actress: The Ted Lasso actress portrays Flo 'Sassy' Collins in the Apple TV+ show alongside Jason Sudeikis and Hannah Waddingham

Actress: The Ted Lasso actress portrays Flo ‘Sassy’ Collins within the Apple TV+ present alongside Jason Sudeikis and Hannah Waddingham

The Ted Lasso actress – who portrays Flo ‘Sassy’ Collins within the Apple TV+ present – has additionally appeared within the likes of Plebs, as nicely as panel reveals, and is a bunch on Channel 4’s The Great Pottery Throwdown.

8 Out of 10 Cats, Fake Reaction, and Mock the Week, and she or he co-hosts Cheat alongside Danny Dyer, which is coming quickly to Netflix.

Ellie is married to CNN reporter Phil Black, after tying the knot in London in 2012, and the couple share three-year-old daughter, Valentina. 

Exciting! She will swap the stage for the dance ground later this year to participate within the BBC Latin and ballroom present, however the star insists she has the dancing skill of a ‘newly born giraffe’

TV star: Ellie has also appeared in the likes of Plebs, as well as panel shows, and is a host on Channel 4's The Great Pottery Throwdown (pictured)

TV star: Ellie has additionally appeared within the likes of Plebs, as nicely as panel reveals, and is a bunch on Channel 4’s The Great Pottery Throwdown (pictured)

It comes after Matt Goss, 53, was unveiled as the eighth movie star contestant collaborating on this year’s Strictly.

The singer was announced as the newest addition to the 2022 line-up on Monday’s episode of This Morning. 

Joining hosts Josie Gibson and Craig Doyle, Matt stated: ‘I’m excited, I’m nervous. You have the dialog after which assume, ‘I’ve obtained to bop!’ 

Number eight! It comes after Matt Goss, 53, was unveiled as the eighth celebrity contestant taking part in this year's Strictly

Number eight! It comes after Matt Goss, 53, was unveiled as the eighth movie star contestant collaborating on this year’s Strictly 

Matt, who has been residing in America for the final 25 years as a headliner in Las Vegas, stated he’s completely happy to be spending an prolonged time frame at residence once more.

He stated: ‘I’ve been nearly reclusive, I come and work after which return to America. I believed, it is time for me to come back residence and get out of my very own manner in a manner. 

‘Do one thing utterly out of my consolation zone. I’m fairly shy off stage so I’ll must face all these demons and be taught.’ 

Reveal: The singer  was announced as an addition to the 2022 line-up on Monday's episode of This Morning

Reveal: The singer  was announced as an addition to the 2022 line-up on Monday’s episode of This Morning

Meanwhile, Tyler West was revealed as the seventh movie star contestant collaborating on Strictly.

The KISS FM DJ broke the information on the station’s breakfast present hosted by Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely on Monday. 

He announced in a press release: ‘I’m SO gassed to be becoming a member of the Strictly household! As I began scripting this I already obtained cramp. It’s going to be one loopy unimaginable journey which is able to little question be SO far outdoors my consolation zone.’

New star: Tyler West has been unveiled as the seventh celebrity contestant taking part in this year's Strictly

New star: Tyler West has been unveiled as the seventh movie star contestant collaborating on this year’s Strictly 

He continued: ‘It’s a present which means a lot to me and my household and I can not wait to significantly shake a leg on that shiny dance ground… with a facet of sequins.’

Tyler is finest identified for internet hosting weekday afternoons on KISS, for which he was nominated for a prestigious ARIA for Best New Presenter in 2020. 

Having begun his broadcasting career in kids’s tv, presenting varied programming throughout CBBC, he has hosted MTV News, HQ Trivia and the 2020 EE BAFTA Awards Red Carpet Live Show. 

Last year he launched his first BBC Three collection, co-hosting Flat out Fabulous as nicely as turning into the host of The MTV Movie Show. 

New gig: The KISS FM DJ broke the news on the station's breakfast show hosted by Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely on Monday

New gig: The KISS FM DJ broke the information on the station’s breakfast present hosted by Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely on Monday

It comes after Ellie Simmonds was announced as the sixth movie star contestant on Sunday. 

The paralympic swimmer, 27, who has a sort of dwarfism known as achondroplasia and is a peak of 4ft, is the primary with the genetic situation to seem on the present.

Ellie can be becoming a member of already announced stars Kym Marsh, Will Mellor, Richie Anderson and Jayde Adams on collection 20 later this year.

Speaking after the announcement on BBC 5 Live Sunday Breakfast, the athlete stated: ‘Oh my gosh!! I’m actually bursting with pleasure!!

‘It’s been so arduous holding this secret as I’ve needed to inform everybody. I’m happening Strictly Come Dancing!! I’m a tad nervous too, nicely greater than a tad… I’m completely petrified! 

Line-up: Ellie Simmonds has been announced as the sixth celebrity contestant taking part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing

Line-up: Ellie Simmonds has been announced as the sixth movie star contestant collaborating on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing

‘To be requested to be a part of the Strictly household is simply so thrilling and I can’t wait, it should a lot enjoyable. I’m counting down the minutes till it begins; studying to bop, meeting my accomplice and everybody else concerned within the present. 

‘Plus sporting the sequins and all that, It’s going to be a blast. I’ve been watching Strictly from as far again as I can bear in mind; it is a conventional lead as much as Christmas with my household and it is a real privilege to be a part of it.’

She added to The Mirror: ‘I’ll be so, so nervous, and I’ll strive not to think about all of the folks watching,’ stated Ellie, who attended the Commonwealth Games yesterday.

‘My household and pals will help me and assist me keep grounded.

‘I’m the primary dwarf doing the present, I’ll present how constructive that’s, that to be totally different is OK. It is an actual honour.’

New venture: The paralympic swimmer, 27, will be joining already announced stars Kym Marsh, Will Mellor, Richie Anderson and Jayde Adams on series 20 later this year (pictured at the London 2012 paralympic games)

New enterprise: The paralympic swimmer, 27, can be becoming a member of already announced stars Kym Marsh, Will Mellor, Richie Anderson and Jayde Adams on collection 20 later this year (pictured on the London 2012 paralympic video games)

Ellie is finest identified as a gold medal-winning Paralympic swimmer. At the age of 13 she was the youngest British athlete on the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, and gained gold medals within the 100m and 400m freestyle occasions.

In 2012 she achieved gold within the 400m freestyle and the 200m Individual Medley on the Summer Paralympics in London and gained an extra gold within the 200m Individual Medley at Rio 2016. 

In addition, she has additionally gained ten gold World Championship titles. 

At the age of 13 she gained BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year and a year later, at simply 14 years previous, she turned the youngest individual ever obtain an MBE. 

She was elevated to OBE within the 2013 New Year Honours for providers to Paralympic sport.

After retiring from aggressive swimming in 2020, Ellie has gone on to current for BBC Sport, most just lately for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, as nicely as making documentaries such as Ellie Simmonds: A World Without Dwarfism? for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. 

She is ready to discover incapacity and adoption in a just lately announced ITV movie.

It comes after Jayde Adams was announced as the fifth contestant to enroll to Strictly Come Dancing 2022.

The comic and actress, 37 stated that holding the key hidden had been like ‘torture’, however that she was a ‘huge fan’ of the present, as she joked showing on the beloved present was her predominant career aim.

She stated: ‘Since I watched the primary collection in 2004, I really feel like each step I’ve taken in my career during the last 11 years was to be on Strictly.

‘I can’t start to specific the feelings I’m feeling, this implies a lot to me and my household. I’ve at all times watched it, other than a quick hiatus in 2011 as I used to be relentlessly gigging each weekend (to attempt to get on Strictly).

‘I’ve been a large fan of the present for years. I really feel like I’m watching myself in a dream and I can not consider I’ve manifested this.

She added: ‘Holding this in has been torture for me!’

Big fan: Jayde Adams has been announced as the fifth contestant to sign up to Strictly Come Dancing 2022

Big fan: Jayde Adams has been announced as the fifth contestant to enroll to Strictly Come Dancing 2022

Best identified as a comic, Jayde has gained a number of comedy awards and was nominated for the coveted Best Newcomer together with her Edinburgh Fringe debut stand-up hour.

The information was revealed on Saturday morning on BBC Radio 5 Live by Scott Mills and Chris Stark. 

Kaye Adams was revealed as the fourth contestant on the collection, making the thrilling announcement stay on Friday’s Loose Women on ITV. 

Kaye surprised her fellow panelists Denise Welch, Carol McGiffin and Sunetra Sarker – as nicely as Nadia Sawalha who appeared through video hyperlink – with the information in the direction of the top of the present, with the studio welcoming a plethora of dancers.

It's official! Kaye Adams has been announced as the fourth contestant to sign up to Strictly Come Dancing 2022

It’s official! Kaye Adams has been announced as the fourth contestant to enroll to Strictly Come Dancing 2022

While panelists within the studio have been thrilled on the announcement, Nadia was left visibly shocked and emotional, telling her good friend: ‘Is It really you?! Oh my God. I may cry!’

‘It’s superb you are able to do it as a result of let’s face it, you possibly can’t dance, however that is what we wish to see on Strictly – any person be taught to bop. You’re going to be unimaginable, you are so humorous, you’ve got obtained the most effective legs within the business. I can not wait to get residence and cha cha cha with you!’

Revealing how she felt about collaborating, Kaye admitted: ‘It’s me! I’m completely terrified as a result of I can not dance. I may consider 1,000,000 causes not to do that’.

The journalist went on: ‘When these attractive dancers got here on, I practically exited from each ends of my physique, actually. Sorry about that!

Surprise! The Scottish TV star made the exciting announcement live on Friday's Loose Women on ITV after keeping it a secret from her co-stars

Surprise! The Scottish TV star made the thrilling announcement stay on Friday’s Loose Women on ITV after holding it a secret from her co-stars

‘But I believed, ‘Am I going to be pondering on the finish of September I want I’d accomplished this’. I’m 59, 60 on the finish of this year and I used to be like, ‘Well, why not?’

‘I’m a very aggressive individual and Nadia, you recognize that is true however on this I’m not. If I get pleasure from myself, I’ll be so completely happy.’

She added her daughters weren’t too fussed with the brand new as they merely advised her: ‘Okay mum’.

Kaye follows within the footsteps of fellow Loose Women stars Judi Love, Ruth Langsford and Christine Lampard who’ve all taken half in Strictly. 

Number three! Meanwhile, BBC Radio 2 DJ Richie Anderson revealed he will be joining the 2022 series during his radio show on Friday

Number three! Meanwhile, BBC Radio 2 DJ Richie Anderson revealed he can be becoming a member of the 2022 collection throughout his radio present on Friday

Meanwhile, BBC Radio 2 DJ Richie Anderson, 34, revealed he can be becoming a member of the 2022 collection throughout his radio present on Friday, and joins Coronation Street stars Will Mellor and Kym Marsh within the present line-up.

The former Sunday League footballer – who went viral in 2018 when he got here out as homosexual to his teammates at Coombs Wood F.C in an emotional documentary – stated that it is a ‘huge honour’ to be a part of the present’s all-male partnership.

He stated in a launch: ‘This is a dream come true! I can’t wait to get in these sparkles and sequins and shimmy throughout probably the most well-known dance ground on this planet! Strictly is the last word really feel good present, as quickly as I hear that iconic theme tune it is simply pure escapism.

‘I’m going to must cancel my legendary ‘Strictly’ launch evening kitchen celebration that I throw each year, I’m positive my family and friends will perceive.’

He added: ‘It’s additionally a large honour to be a part of an all-male dance partnership, it is so vital we now have that inclusion on such an enormous present.’

Chuffed: The former Sunday League footballer said that it's a 'massive honour' to be part of the show's all-male partnership

Chuffed: The former Sunday League footballer stated that it is a ‘huge honour’ to be a part of the present’s all-male partnership

Candid: In 2018, Richie famously came out as gay to his Sunday league football teammates during a feature for The One Show exploring homophobia in the sport

Candid: In 2018, Richie famously got here out as homosexual to his Sunday league soccer teammates throughout a characteristic for The One Show exploring homophobia within the sport

Last year’s collection noticed Great British Bake Off star John Waite type the present’s first all-male partnership with professional Johannes Radebe – with the couple reaching the ultimate.

The year earlier than noticed the present’s first ever same-sex pairing as boxer Nicola Adams was paired up with Katya Jones – nevertheless the duo needed to withdraw from the competitors in week three after Katya caught Covid.

In 2018, Richie famously got here out as homosexual to his Sunday league soccer teammates throughout a characteristic for The One Show exploring homophobia within the sport.

The crew knew Richie was filming a bit for the every day BBC One programme, however it wasn’t till he sat them down within the locker room after the match that they found he was trying into the problems round being homosexual in grassroots soccer.

Talented: Last year's series saw Great British Bake Off star John Waite form the show's first all-male partnership with pro Johannes Radebe - with the couple reaching the final

Talented: Last year’s collection noticed Great British Bake Off star John Waite type the present’s first all-male partnership with professional Johannes Radebe – with the couple reaching the ultimate

On Thursday, the primary two stars for Strictly have been announced, with actor Will and cleaning soap favorite Kym becoming a member of the lineup.

The Coronation Street actress and the Two Pints Of Lager and A Packet Of Crisps star, each 46, have been unveiled on Thursday’s BBC Breakfast, with Kym revealing she’s needed to hitch the present for ‘numerous years.’

She stated: ‘I’ve thought-about doing Strictly for years however the timings by no means labored out. I’m so delighted that this year they’ve!

‘I’m an enormous fan of the present and may’t consider I’m going to go from watching at residence in my pyjamas to really dancing in entrance of the judges in a glittery dress, it is unreal!’

Coming soon! Kym Marsh has joined the lineup for Strictly Come Dancing 2022

At last! Will Mellor was the first star confirmed for the new series

At final! The first two stars for Strictly Come Dancing have been announced on Thursday, with actor Will Mellor (proper) and cleaning soap favorite Kym Marsh (left) becoming a member of the lineup

Speaking on Breakfast, Kym admitted she hadn’t advised her Morning Live co-host Gethin Jones about collaborating within the present, regardless of him beforehand collaborating in 2007.

She stated: ‘I used to be joking with him and I stated ”have been you on Strictly since you’ve by no means talked about it!” I believe he was at all times asking me if I used to be going to do it, and he saved happening about it once more over the following few months, and naturally I’ve not spoken to him and I’ll in all probability get a message later saying ”you by no means advised me!”

The actress, who rose to fame as a star of the band Hearsay, added she’s open to studying the brand new dance kinds, as they are going to be a stark distinction to her pop star days.

Here she is! Former Coronation Street star Kym was unveiled as the second contestant on Thursday's BBC Breakfast

Here she is! Former Coronation Street star Kym was unveiled as the second contestant on Thursday’s BBC Breakfast

Soap favourite: Kym is best known for playing Michelle Connor on Coronation Street from 2006 to 2019

Soap favorite: Kym is finest identified for enjoying Michelle Connor on Coronation Street from 2006 to 2019

She continued: ‘I’m simply very eager to be taught watching it, I’ve accomplished dancing earlier than after I was slightly lady, and after I was in Hearsay, my husband could be very enthusiastic about me having the ability to educate him, so we will do it once we go to the balls.

‘Any of them actually, simply to learn to dance correctly could be sensible.’

Asked whether or not she’ll concern the cruel critiques of Craig Revel Horwood and the remainder of the judging panel, Kym added: ‘I used to be judged by Nasty Nigel in Popstars remember that, he was the villain again within the day!

‘These are the folks I actually respect, that is what they do, I’m simply going to must suck it up I suppose, you’ve got simply to take it on the chin.’

Kym is finest identified for enjoying Michelle Connor in Coronation Street from 2006 to 2019, and since October 2020 has co-hosted BBC’s Morning Live. 

Determined: Asked whether she'll fear the harsh critiques of Craig Revel Horwood and the rest of the judging panel, Kym added: 'I was judged by Nasty Nigel in Popstars don't forget that'

Determined: Asked whether or not she’ll concern the cruel critiques of Craig Revel Horwood and the remainder of the judging panel, Kym added: ‘I used to be judged by Nasty Nigel in Popstars remember that’

Kym’s unveiling got here after fellow Corrie star Will was unveiled as the primary contestant earlier within the present, with the actor saying he is signed as much as carry some pleasure to his mom after a ‘robust time’ for his household.

He stated: ‘I’m actually so satisfied to be collaborating in Strictly Come Dancing this year! Not going to lie, it’s very out of my consolation zone and I do know it will likely be an enormous problem however that is what life is all about.

‘This can also be my Mum’s favorite present and she or he’s had a very robust few years so I’m doing that is for her as nicely. Bring it on!’

Following a collection of clues alluding to his earlier performing roles, Will was unveiled as the primary Strictly star throughout the Breakfast present, and stated he agreed to hitch the present after vowing to ‘seize life’ following his father’s demise in 2020.

First big star! Kym's unveiling came after fellow Corrie star Will was unveiled as the first contestant earlier in the show

First massive star! Kym’s unveiling got here after fellow Corrie star Will was unveiled as the primary contestant earlier within the present

Tragic: He said he signed up for the show to bring some joy for his mum, after his beloved father Bill passed away from cancer in 2020

Tragic: He stated he signed up for the present to carry some pleasure for his mum, after his beloved father Bill handed away from most cancers in 2020

He advised Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt: ‘Excited is one phrase for it, terrified is one other, that is one of many causes I’m doing it, it is stepping out of my consolation zone.

‘When I stated sure to doing it, it was a great distance away, however it’s going a bit nearer it begins settling in and it will get a bit scary now.’

Will additionally revealed that he determined to hitch the present after vowing to ‘seize life and create new reminiscences,’ and stated he needed to carry some positivity for his mom following his dad’s demise in 2020, two weeks after being recognized with most cancers.

He stated: ‘I lost my dad in 2020, and from then I believed I’ve simply obtained to seize life and do issues and create new reminiscences, and that’sone of the explanations I stated sure.

‘Because she’s had such a troublesome time of it I needed to offer her one thing to stay up for, she lost my dad and her brother and brother-in-law and sister in a year and it was a very robust time for the household. I believe mentally it will likely be good for me as nicely.’

Return: It comes after the launch date for this year's Strictly was revealed as Wednesday September 7 (Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly pictured)

Return: It comes after the launch date for this year’s Strictly was revealed as Wednesday September 7 (Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly pictured)

While he’s finest identified for enjoying Gaz Wilkinson on the BBC comedy Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps, Will has additionally had roles in Holby City, Broadchurch and extra just lately, drug lord boss Harvey Gaskell in 2021.

It comes after the launch date for this year’s Strictly was revealed as Wednesday September 7, when the collection will movie a pre-recorded launch present which sees this year’s movie star contestants paired up with their skilled companions.

To mark the BBC’s a centesimal anniversary, the skilled dancers can be placing on a particular group routine like they’ve by no means accomplished earlier than.

Show: The series will film a pre-recorded launch show on this date, meaning viewers will likely see the celebrity contestants paired up with their partners the weekend of September 10 (L-R Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse)

Show: The collection will movie a pre-recorded launch present on this date, that means viewers will probably see the movie star contestants paired up with their companions the weekend of September 10 (L-R Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse)

In one other assertion, Strictly bosses stated followers can enter a draw to look at a recording of the particular efficiency happen on August 24.

They stated: ‘Strictly Come Dancing is celebrating 100 years of the BBC! The skilled dancers can be throwing a celebration like solely they understand how, with a gaggle quantity filled with all the same old sparkle and glamour.

‘There could be a shock or two as nicely, with particular friends and enjoyable tributes to a few of your favorite BBC reveals.’

Judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke have all been confirmed to return.

Show: To mark the BBC's 100th anniversary, the professional dancers will be putting on a special group routine like they have never done before

Show: To mark the BBC’s a centesimal anniversary, the skilled dancers can be placing on a particular group routine like they’ve by no means accomplished earlier than

Meanwhile, 4 new professional dancers have joined the line-up, which signifies that 20 professionals in complete are able to carry their abilities to the BBC present’s dancefloor later this year – the present’s largest dancer line-up in historical past.

The 4 new world class dancers finishing this year’s skilled troupe are European cup winner Vito Coppola, Chinese National Champion Carlos Gu, former Under 21 British National Champion Lauren Oakley and Latin dance champion Michelle Tsiakkas.

They be part of the skilled dancers already revealed for the upcoming collection: Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima, Amy Dowden, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Nikita Kuzmin, Cameron Lombard, Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk, Giovanni Pernice, Jowita Przystal, Johannes Radebe, Kai Widdrington and Nancy Xu.

Show favourites Alijaz Skorjanec and Oti Mabuse each stop Strictly Come Dancing earlier this year.

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New faces: Strictly Come Dancing may have its largest skilled dancer line-up in historical past when it returns this autumn for its twentieth collection with 4 new execs becoming a member of the present 

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