SHAKE those maracas, four celeb contestants have been revealed for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.
Here’s the line-up so far:
The YouTube star (above), 19, has a whopping four million followers across her social media channels and in 2017 published her book Saffron Barker Vs Real Life. She said she wants to experience the ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ of Strictly. Last year YouTube star Joe Sugg made it through to the glitterball final.
Goalkeeper James won 53 England caps and has played for clubs including Liverpool, Aston Villa and Portsmouth. He went on to have a successful presenting career, with a full-time role as a pundit for BT Sport’s Premier League coverage. He said: ‘I’m really excited to be on Strictly this year. Not just competing against this year’s stars, but being compared to previous sport stars from previous Strictly seasons. I have some big shoes to fill.’
The 42-year-old EastEnders star is a self-confessed Strictly super-fan and said that, while she is traditionally a ‘dance around your handbag kinda girl’, she can’t wait to learn a host of new moves. Emma, who plays Honey Mitchell in the soap, added: ‘I’m whipping off Honey’s Minute Mart tabard and diving right in to all the glitter and sparkle.’ Her other TV roles include BBC series Spooks and she’s no stranger to the West End, having starred in Chicago, Annie and One Man, Two Guvnors.
The comedian said he’s ready for ‘the possibility of making a fool of myself in front of millions of people’. The 32-year-old has hosted two series of The Chris Ramsey Show, which aired on Comedy Central, and starred in the Geordie sitcom Hebburn. He and wife Rosie host a podcast called Shagged, Married, Annoyed.