Be sure to come dance has confirmed the sixth celebrity for the 2022 series.
The BBC has just announced that five-time Paralympic champion, presenter and documentary filmmaker Ellie Simmonds OBE will hit the dance floor this year. Will she be able to add the Glitterball trophy to her collection?
“Oh my god!! I’m bursting with excitement!!” she said in a statement. “It was sooo hard to keep this secret like I wanted to tell everyone. I will continue Be sure to come dance!!
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“I’m a little nervous too, more than a little…I’m absolutely petrified! To be asked to be part of Strict Family is just so exciting and I can’t wait, it’s going to be so much fun. I’m counting the minutes until it starts; Learn to dance, meet my partner and everyone else involved in the show. Plus wearing the sequins and all, it’s gonna be a blast.
“I watched Strict as far as I can remember; It’s a traditional taste of Christmas with my family and it’s a real privilege to be a part of it.”
Throughout her career, Simmonds was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year at the age of 13 and then became the youngest person to receive an MBE before later becoming an OBE.
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The rest of 2022 Strict Line-up currently includes Two pints of lager and a packet of chips actor Will Mellor, Coronation Street Actress Kym Marsh, BBC Radio 2 star Richie Anderson, Permissive women‘s Kaye Adams and Comedian and Snackmasters Presenter Jayde Adams.
Be sure to come dance will be broadcast on BBC One.
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