4 Strictly Contestants CONFIRMED For 2019
It’s nearly that time of year again, grab your dancing shoes and get ready to Cha Cha Cha all the way to the glitzy Strictly Ballroom.
After Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton lifted the Strictly Come Dancing Glitterball at the end of last year, fans have been itching to get their shimmy on ready for this year’s season.
3 Celebs were confirmed on last night’s episode of The One Show, eager to get practicing and hit the dance floor.
David was in fact the first contestant to be announced on the show on Wednesday evening.
After retiring from football in 2013, the former England goalkeeper has stepped more into the role of TV Personality. Now the MBE awarded sportsman will be putting his steps to the test on the strictly dance floor.
The critically acclaimed comedian and regular comedy show panellist was next to be announced on The One Show sofa last night.
Sharing his thoughts on the signing, the Geordie admitted, ‘I’m both excited and absolutely terrified to be doing the show.’
‘You will not find me on the dance floor at parties, you will find me at the buffet table.’
‘All night. At my wedding, I danced with my wife.’ He continued with a slight chuckle, ‘that one song took about six months practice, I definitely stood on her feet a few times.’
Youtube sensation, Saffron Barker is the fourth star to be confirmed for the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 line-up.
Former Strictly contestant Ashley Roberts confirmed the news on Heart FM breakfast with JK and Kelly Brook.
She said: "I am really excited to go on the Strictly journey and am feeling very grateful for the opportunity! I’m looking forward to learning all of the dances, finding out who my partner is, getting to wear the costumes and to just experience this once in a lifetime opportunity."
Emma was the final contestant to be announced on the BBC talk show. The EastEnders star has been acting on our screens since 2005 and soap fans are all so excited to see Emma ditching the East End for Glitter and Glamour.
‘As possibly one of the biggest Strictly fans on the planet, I still can’t believe this is happening.’ As she beamed from ear to ear in front of Matt & Stacey.
Rumours have been circling around who else will be our 2019 Strictly Celebs.
Here are a few names that are speculated to be in the pipeline for this year’s glamorous cast.
In the past, there has been a strict ‘ban’ on reality TV Stars, but Jamie Laing is thought to be one of the top official signings for this year.
Despite just recently becoming a first-time mummy, The Queen of Clean, Sophie Hinchcliffe is reportedly ditching her rubber gloves and apron for a ballroom gown and heading to the dance floor.
A source told Heat Magazine, ‘The country is obsessed with Mrs Hinch… She has a great personality and is super glamorous too, so would be perfect in a glitzy costume.’
After the success of vlogger Joe Suggs in last year’s show, the BBC producers are keen the show current.
As the face of women’s football, the Arsenal player won the sports relief show back in 2018. And is desperate to do the full series.
‘It’s no secret that I love dancing & music.’ She said admittedly. ‘Everyone’s known for years and years that’s the show I’d really love to do. So, if they came knocking then definitely.’
As a popular member of the RuPauls Drag Race family, Michelle will be a favourite amongst the LGBTQ+ community in a bid to attract a younger, more millennial audience.
The Blue Peter Presenter is reportedly in ‘Advance Talks.’ With the dance show bosses.
Considering he has recently announced his departure from the Children’s TV show, Chinyanganya will have an open schedule to do the series.
A source told The Sun, ‘Bosses are really keen to get Radzi on Board.’
‘He’s really well loved within the BBC and has a lot of potential.’
‘He’s been viewed as a bit of a rising star, much like Stacey Dooley last year – who was hugely successful on the show.’
Boyzone singer and former Corrie Star, Irish Heartthrob, Duffy might be handing in his microphone for dancing shoes. According to the mirror, Duffy is ‘On the list’ of named for these years Strictly and BBC bosses believe he could be a ratings hit.
There also a new face on the judging panel this year as Darcy Bussel's seat will be replaced by German Dancer Motsi Mabuse. She is the sister of Strictly professional Oti Mabuse, who was strongly rumoured for the role but had previously ruled herself out.