The 15 contestants participating in the upcoming series of the serious dance troupe have been confirmed.
Here’s a rundown of who will put their best feet on the dance floor in the BBC One competition:
– Helen Skelton
The TV and radio host, 39, said she was “really excited to be part of an exciting adventure”.
She has presented various shows throughout her career including Countryfile, Newsround and BBC’s Blue Peter.
Skelton has also worked in a number of major sporting events and was recently announced as the new presenter of BBC Radio 5 Live on Sunday morning.
– James Bye
The 38-year-old actor is best known for playing the fan-favorite Martin Fowler in BBC star EastEnders.
Speaking of her upcoming debut on the dance floor, Bye said: “I’m not known for my round toes or my sparkling toes – in fact, my kids often laugh when my dad dances, but it’s an honor to ask and I’ll go. to give it my best shot. “
– Hamza Yassin
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Wildlife presenter and cameraman, 32, is one of the hosts of BBC’s Animal Parks and a guest presenter on Countryfile.
After being announced on BBC Radio Scotland’s The Afternoon, he said: “I’m totally over the moon to be in Serious 2022. Never in a million years have I thought I’d be on a show. Such an interesting show.”
– Fleur East
Singer and presenter, 34, was The X Factor runner-up in 2014 and began her career on radio and television.
She is dedicating her appearance on the show to her father, who passed away in 2020 from a heart attack and was a huge fan of Serious.
– Tony Adams
The 55-year-old former player has led Arsenal and England during his 22-year professional career, making 66 caps for the national team and participating in four major tournaments.
He memorably led the national team as they reached the semi-finals of Euro 96 before losing to Germany.
– Molly Rainford
The 21-year-old rose to fame at the age of 11 in 2012 when she became the youngest contestant ever to be a Britain’s Got Talent finalist, before attending Sylvia Youth Theater School and landing the lead role as a pop superstar. between galaxies in the popular CBBC show Nova. Jones.
She said: “I’m so excited to be a part of Seriously Come, I’ve been watching this movie for years and can’t wait to meet the pros and others involved.
– Ellie Taylor
Actress and comedian Ted Lasso announced she’d signed up by declaring, “Wow, cover me with fake tans and roll me up in sequins!”
The 38-year-old started her career on ITV’s Show Me The Funny before going on to write and perform five live comedy shows, and also appear on Mock The Week, The Mash Report and Live. At The Apollo.
– Matt Goss
The 53-year-old singer is best known as a member of the band Bros, along with his twin brother Luke and their friend Craig Logan.
He’s also had success as a solo artist, featured in the 2018 flying wall documentary After The Screaming Stops, which reunited him and his brother on two gigs. performing on its 30th anniversary, and will star in the upcoming psychological thriller Cobbler Killer Stranger.
– Tyler West
The 26-year-old Kiss radio host, who previously featured the children’s TV show on CBBC, said he couldn’t wait to “shake his feet” in the show’s celebrity ballroom.
The fitness enthusiast was nominated for the Audio and Radio Industry Awards for Best New Presenter in 2020.
– Ellie Simmonds
The Paralympic swimming gold medal has presented to BBC Sport at the Commonwealth Games since returning to the competition.
The 27-year-old said she was “literally bursting with excitement” but was also “completely petrified” as she took her first steps in dance.
– Jayde Adams
The 37-year-old British actress and comedian was recently featured in the award-winning sitcom Alma’s Not Normal, and is also a regular on the show.
Her Amazon Prime special, Serious Black Jumper, was released to critical acclaim and was later shortlisted for an Emmy Award.
– Will Mellor
The 46-year-old actor played Gaz in the hit Noughties sitcom Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps, also starring in the TV series Line Of Duty and Broadchurch.
He joins the cast of ITV soap Coronation Street in 2021 as “evil” drug lord Harvey, and also starred in Hollyoaks early in his career.
– Kym Swamp
The 46-year-old found fame in the band Hear’Say, which was formed through ITV’s Popstars in 2001, before turning to acting and starring as Michelle Connor in Coronation Street.
“I’m really looking forward to it. I’m nervous — but I’m really looking forward to it,” she said.
– Kaye Adams
The Loose Women star announced her participation in the ITV daytime episode on Friday.
The 59-year-old also hosts morning shows on BBC Radio Scotland and has presented shows on various channels, including on STV and BBC, and was previously a judge on the morning show The Wright Stuff of Channel 5.
– Richie Anderson
The 34-year-old TV and radio personality will dance in an all-male collaboration in the upcoming series.
He regularly participates in BBC Radio 2 Breakfast, presents travel news, and has also hosted variety shows himself.
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