Jayde Adams has been announced as the fifth celebrity to join Thought Come Dancing’s 2022 lineup.
In addition to her wildly successful career, the 37-year-old British comedian recently starred in the award-winning sitcom Alma’s Not Normal.
News that Adams will star in the 20th series of the BBC One dance show was revealed on Saturday morning on BBC Radio 5 Live alongside Scott Mills and Chris Stark.
Speaking of taking on the challenge, Adams said: “Since I watched the first series in 2004, I feel like every step I’ve taken in my career over the past 11 years has been taken. serious.
“I can’t begin to express the emotions I’m feeling, which means so much to me and my family.
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“I’ve always watched it, except for a brief hiatus in 2011 where I wouldn’t stop performing every weekend (to try and get serious).
“I have been a huge fan of the show for many years.
“I felt like I was watching myself in a dream and I couldn’t believe I was showing it.
“Keeping it in here is torture for me.”
Adams previously joined were confirmed contestants, Coronation Street actors Will Mellor and Kym Marsh, Loose Women stars Kaye Adams and Radio 2’s Richie Anderson.
Although she is best known as a comedian – she was nominated for Best Newcomer for the hour of her first appearance in the Edinburgh Fringe – she has also had a successful career. Successful performance and presentation.
Her Amazon Prime special, Serious Black Jumper, was released to critical acclaim and was subsequently shortlisted for an Emmy Award.
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Adams has also starred in the BBC’s Bafta-winning comedy Alma’s Not Normal, Take That’s upcoming series Greatest Days, Amazon Prime’s Good Omens, and BBC One’s The Outlaws, while she co-created and is the star of ITV2’s upcoming new series Ruby Speaking.
She has hosted Netflix’s Crazy Delicious, co-hosted Channel 4’s Bafta-nominated Snackmasters, and has a weekly BBC Radio 4 podcast, Welcome to the Neighborhood.
She is currently performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the indie show Men, I Can Save You.
In addition to the famous new star cast, four new professional dancers will also appear in the new series of Serious, making up the show’s biggest roster ever.
It comes after two-time winners Oti Mabuse and Aljaz Skorjanec announced their departure.
The series was ultimately won by Rose Ayling-Ellis with her professional partner Giovanni Pernice.
Episode 20 is coming soon, audiences will return to the studio, with the premiere scheduled to be taped on September 7.
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