Strictly Come Dancing 2022: BBC Radio 2 DJ Richie Anderson is 3rd contestant showed

Richie Anderson has been introduced because the 3rd famous person showed for this 12 months’s Strictly Come Dancing, and he’s going to be a part of an all-male partnership. 

The BBC Radio 2 DJ printed he’s going to be becoming a member of the 2022 collection all through his radio demonstrate on Friday, and joins Coronation Side road stars Will Mellor and Kym Marsh within the present line-up.

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

Congratulations: Richie Anderson is the latest celebrity confirmed for this year's Strictly Come Dancing, and he will be part of an all-male partnership on the show

Congratulations: Richie Anderson is the newest famous person showed for this 12 months’s Strictly Come Dancing, and he’s going to be a part of an all-male partnership at the demonstrate

He mentioned in a liberate: ‘This can be a dream come true! I can’t wait to get in the ones glints and sequins and shimmy throughout essentially the most well-known dance flooring on the earth! Strictly is without equal really feel just right demonstrate, once I pay attention that iconic theme music it’s simply natural escapism.

‘I’m going to need to cancel my mythical ‘Strictly’ release night time kitchen birthday celebration that I throw once a year, I’m certain my family and friends will perceive.’

He added: ‘It’s additionally an enormous honour to be a part of an all-male dance partnership, it’s so vital we’ve that inclusion on this sort of massive demonstrate.’

Closing 12 months’s collection noticed Nice British Bake Off superstar John Waite shape the demonstrate’s first all-male partnership with professional Johannes Radebe – with the couple achieving the overall. 

The 12 months ahead of noticed the demonstrate’s first ever same-sex pairing as boxer Nicola Adams was once paired up with Katya Jones – alternatively the duo needed to withdraw from the contest in week 3 after Katya stuck Covid. 

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

Ultimately! The primary two stars for Strictly Come Dancing had been introduced on Thursday, with actor Will Mellor (proper) and cleaning soap favorite Kym Marsh (left) becoming a member of the lineup

In 2018, Richie famously got here out as homosexual to his Sunday league soccer teammates all through a characteristic for The One Display exploring homophobia within the recreation.

The workforce knew Richie was once filming a work for the day-to-day BBC One programme, however it wasn’t till he sat them down within the locker room after the fit that they came upon he was once having a look into the problems round being homosexual in grassroots soccer.

‘One of the vital giant problems we’ve checked out this week, erm, it’s truly just about my center, is homophobia in soccer,’ Richie started.

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 all through a characteristic for The One Display exploring homophobia within the recreation

‘The explanation why that suggests so much to me is – I’m a homosexual footballer. So I simply sought after to be open and fair with you lot. It’s simply been elegance.

‘That is truly onerous for me to do…’ he added, ahead of his teammates started to applaud him. 

Richie went on to mention he was once ‘So, so relieved. I will be able to’t even let you know.’ 

He persevered: ‘I anticipated it as they’re a just right bunch of lads. It most likely helped that I scored as smartly, however I’m so relieved. 

‘The primary factor is, I am hoping there’s folks gazing this which might be in the similar boat I used to be in, and so they’re pondering, “You recognize what? I will be able to do this as smartly.”‘ 

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

Gifted: Closing 12 months’s collection noticed Nice British Bake Off superstar John Waite shape the demonstrate’s first all-male partnership with professional Johannes Radebe – with the couple achieving the overall

Groundbreaking: 2020 saw the show's first ever same-sex pairing with boxer Nicola Adams and Katya Jones - however the duo had to withdraw after Katya caught Covid

Groundbreaking: 2020 noticed the demonstrate’s first ever same-sex pairing with boxer Nicola Adams and Katya Jones – alternatively the duo needed to withdraw after Katya stuck Covid

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

The Coronation Side road actress and the Two Pints Of Lager and A Packet Of Crisps superstar, each 46, had been unveiled on Thursday’s BBC Breakfast, with Kym revealing she’s sought after to sign up for the demonstrate for ‘a lot of years.’

She mentioned: ‘I have thought to be doing Strictly for years however the timings by no means labored out. I am so thrilled that this 12 months they’ve! 

‘I am an enormous fan of the demonstrate and can not consider I’ll cross from gazing at house in my pyjamas to if truth be told dancing in entrance of the judges in a shiny get dressed, it is unreal!’ 

Talking on Breakfast, Kym admitted she hadn’t instructed her Morning Are living co-host Gethin Jones about collaborating within the demonstrate, in spite of hm in the past collaborating in 2007.

She mentioned: ‘I used to be joking with him and I mentioned ”had been you on Strictly as a result of you may have by no means discussed it!” I believe he was once all the time asking me if I used to be going to do it, and he stored occurring about it once more over the following few months, and naturally I have no longer spoken to him and I will most likely get a message later pronouncing ”you by no means instructed me!”

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

Right here she is! Former Coronation Side road superstar Kym was once unveiled as the second one contestant on Thursday’s BBC Breakfast

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

Cleaning soap favorite: Kym is absolute best identified for taking part in Michelle Connor on Coronation Side road from 2006 to 2019

Talking by means of. Zoom, Kym printed that her oldsters had been each hiding in the back of  a curtain whilst she took section within the interview, and so they had been much more excited to look her take to the dancefloor.

The actress, who rose to status as a celeb of the band Rumour, added she’s open to studying the brand new dance kinds, as they’ll be a stark distinction to her pop superstar days. 

She persevered: ‘I am simply very prepared to be told gazing it, I have carried out dancing ahead of when I used to be a bit woman, and when I used to be in Rumour, my husband could be very eager about me with the ability to educate him, so we will do it once we cross to the balls.

‘Any of them truly, simply to discover ways to dance correctly can be sensible.’

Requested whether or not she’ll concern the cruel reviews of Craig Revel Horwood and the remainder of the judging panel, Kym added: ‘I used to be judged via Nasty Nigel in Popstars do not disregard that, he was once the villain again within the day!

‘Those are the folk I really appreciate, that is what they do, I am simply going to need to suck it up I suppose, you may have simply to take it at the chin.’

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'

Decided: Requested whether or not she’ll concern the cruel reviews of Craig Revel Horwood and the remainder of the judging panel, Kym added: ‘I used to be judged via Nasty Nigel in Popstars do not disregard that’

Kym is absolute best identified for taking part in Michelle Connor in Coronation Side road from 2006 to 2019, and because October 2020 has co-hosted BBC’s Morning Are living.

It’s set to be a hectic 12 months for Kym as she additionally set to movie Waterloo Street on the finish of the 12 months, becoming a member of the varsity drama as mother-of-two Nicky Walters.

Kym’s unveiling got here after fellow Corrie superstar Will was once unveiled as the primary contestant previous within the demonstrate, with the actor pronouncing he is signed as much as carry some pleasure to his mom after a ‘tricky time’ for his circle of relatives. 

He mentioned: ‘I am truthfully so happy to be collaborating in Strictly Come Dancing this 12 months! Now not going to lie, it is completely out of my convenience zone and I do know it is going to be an enormous problem however that is what lifestyles is all about.

‘This could also be my Mum’s favorite demonstrate and she or he’s had a truly tricky few years so I am doing that is for her as smartly. Carry it on!’

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

First giant superstar! Kym’s unveiling got here after fellow Corrie superstar Will was once unveiled as the primary contestant previous within the demonstrate

Following a chain of clues alluding to his earlier appearing roles, Will was once unveiled as the primary Strictly superstar all through the Breakfast demonstrate, and mentioned he agreed to sign up for the demonstrate after vowing to ‘take hold of lifestyles’ following his father’s dying in 2020.

He instructed Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt: ‘Excited is one phrase for it, terrified is every other, that is some of the causes I am doing it, it is stepping out of my convenience zone.

‘After I mentioned sure to doing it, it was once a ways away, however it is going a bit of nearer it begins settling in and it will get a bit of scary now.’

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 mentioned he signed up for the demonstrate to carry some pleasure for his mum, after his loved father Invoice gave up the ghost from most cancers in 2020

Will added that he has already instructed his two kids he can be becoming a member of the demonstrate, including he sought after their blessing to participate over fears he may just embarrass them.

He added: ‘I needed to inform my children, as a result of I needed to ask if it was once alright, they are 18 and 14, I am not going to do the rest they to find mortifying, they are OK. It is one thing that I have by no means carried out ahead of.’

May also printed that he determined to sign up for the demonstrate after vowing to ‘take hold of lifestyles and create new reminiscences,’ and mentioned he sought after to carry some positivity for his mom following his dad’s dying in 2020, two weeks after being recognized with most cancers.

Blast from the past! Will starred in the BBC comedy Two Pings Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps from 2001 to 2011

Blast from the previous! Will starred within the BBC comedy Two Pings Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps from 2001 to 2011

Sinister: He also played the villains drug lord Harvey Gaskell on Coronation Street last year

Sinister: He additionally performed the villains drug lord Harvey Gaskell on Coronation Side road remaining 12 months

‘I misplaced my dad in 2020, and from then I assumed I have simply were given to take hold of lifestyles and do issues and create new reminiscences, and that’sone of the explanations I mentioned sure.

‘As a result of she’s had this sort of tricky time of it I sought after to present her one thing to stay up for, she misplaced my dad and her brother and brother-in-law and sister in a 12 months and it was once a truly tricky time for the circle of relatives. I believe mentally it is going to be just right for me as smartly.’

Whilst he’s absolute best identified for taking part in Gaz Wilkinson at the BBC comedy Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps, Will has additionally had roles in Holby Town, Broadchurch and extra not too long ago, drug lord boss Harvey Gaskell in 2021. 

Ready to dance? Following the announcement, Will was in high spirits as he exited the BBC Breakfast studios

In a position to bop? Following the announcement, Will was once in prime spirits as he exited the BBC Breakfast studios 

Dance it out! He showed off some of his best moves as he stepped out in Media City Salford

Dance it out! He confirmed off a few of his absolute best strikes as he stepped out in Media Town Salford

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

Go back: It comes after the release date for this 12 months’s Strictly was once printed as Wednesday September 7 (Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly pictured)

It comes after the release date for this 12 months’s Strictly was once printed as Wednesday September 7, when the collection will movie a pre-recorded release demonstrate which sees this 12 months’s famous person contestants paired up with their skilled companions.

Strictly bosses launched a remark confirming the date whilst inviting lovers to use for tickets, with release set to air on BBC One later that month.

They wrote: ‘Mud off your dancing sneakers, Strictly Come Dancing is again!

‘The beautiful twentieth collection returns, bringing glamour and show-stopping dancing again to Saturday nights on BBC One – and we are extraordinarily excited so as to welcome an target market again to the studio for this 12 months’s presentations.

‘Hosted via the very proficient and glamorous Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, the demonstrate will as soon as once more come are living from Elstree Movie and Tv Studios.

‘Registration is now open to be a part of the thrilling Release Display, which is recording upfront of this 12 months’s are living presentations on Wednesday, September 7.’ 

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)

Display: The collection will movie a pre-recorded release demonstrate in this date, that means audience will most probably see the fame contestants paired up with their companions the weekend of September 10 (L-R Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse)

To mark the BBC’s one hundredth anniversary, the pro dancers might be striking on a distinct staff regimen like they’ve by no means carried out ahead of.

In every other remark, Strictly bosses mentioned lovers can input a draw to observe a recording of the particular efficiency happen on August 24. 

They mentioned: ‘Strictly Come Dancing is celebrating 100 years of the BBC! The pro dancers might be throwing a birthday celebration like most effective they understand how, with a bunch quantity stuffed with the entire same old sparkle and glamour. 

‘There could be a wonder or two as smartly, with particular visitors and a laugh tributes to a couple of your favorite BBC presentations.’

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

Display: To mark the BBC’s one hundredth anniversary, the pro dancers might be striking on a distinct staff regimen like they’ve by no means carried out ahead of

Judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke have all been showed to go back.

In the meantime, 4 new professional dancers have joined the line-up, this means that that 20 pros in general are in a position to carry their talents to the BBC demonstrate’s dancefloor later this 12 months – the demonstrate’s greatest dancer line-up in historical past.

The 4 new international elegance dancers finishing this 12 months’s skilled troupe are Ecu cup winner Vito Coppola, Chinese language Nationwide Champion Carlos Gu, former Underneath 21 British Nationwide Champion Lauren Oakley and Latin dance champion Michelle Tsiakkas.

A statement said: 'Registration is now open to be part of the exciting Launch Show, which is recording in advance of this year's live shows on Wednesday, September 7'

A remark mentioned: ‘Registration is now open to be a part of the thrilling Release Display, which is recording upfront of this 12 months’s are living presentations on Wednesday, September 7’

They sign up for the pro dancers already printed for the approaching 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.

Display favourites Alijaz Skorjanec and Oti Mabuse each surrender Strictly Come Dancing previous this 12 months.

Now not each professional dancer might be paired with a star with 4 historically appearing most effective within the professional routines.

New faces: Strictly Come Dancing will have its biggest professional dancer line-up in history when it returns this autumn for its 20th series with four new pros joining the show

New faces: Strictly Come Dancing could have its greatest skilled dancer line-up in historical past when it returns q4 for its twentieth collection with 4 new execs becoming a member of the demonstrate 

STRICTLY COME DANCING 2022: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?

KYM MARSH

Age: 46

Career: Coronation Side road superstar and presenter

Kym says: ‘I am so thrilled that this 12 months they’ve! I am an enormous fan of the demonstrate and can not consider I’ll cross from gazing at house in my pyjamas to if truth be told dancing in entrance of the judges in a shiny get dressed.’

RICHIE ANDERSON 

Age: 

Career: Radio presenter 

Richie says: ‘This can be a dream come true! I can’t wait to get in the ones glints and sequins and shimmy throughout essentially the most well-known dance flooring on the earth!’

WILL MELLOR

Age: 46

Career: Actor

Will says: ‘I do know it is going to be an enormous problem however that is what lifestyles is all about. This could also be my Mum’s favorite demonstrate and she or he’s had a truly tricky few years so I am doing that is for her as smartly. Carry it on!’

 

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