2022 line-up only: Former England and Arsenal footballer Tony Adams ‘excited’ about swapping ‘boots’ for dancing shoes

Be sure to come dance is slowly announcing its lineup for 2022.

In September, the BBC series returns for its 20th anniversary series presented by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.

The first announcements were made on August 4th, and more names were announced every day for the following week.

Who is attending Strictly 2022?

actor Will Mellor was named as this year’s first candidate. He is best known for his roles in Two pints of lager and a packet of chips and Broadchurch.

Will Mellor was the first to be announced


Mellor’s other credits include Hollyoaks, exercise of dutyand most recently ITV soap Coronation Streetin which he played Harvey Gaskell.

Of his participation, Mellor said: “I’m honestly so excited to be a part of this Be sure to come dance this year! I won’t lie, it’s totally out of my comfort zone and I know it’s going to be a big challenge, but that’s what life is about.

“It’s my mom’s favorite show too and she’s had a really tough few years so I’m doing it for her too. Bring it on!”

The second celebrity to be named was an actor and former singer Kym Swamp.

Kym Marsh attends ‘Strictly ‘2022’


Marsh rose to fame as a member of pop band Hear’Say after winning the ITV talent series pop stars in 2001. However, she continued to pursue an acting career and was cast as Michelle Connor Coronation Street.

Of her appointment, Marsh said, “I’ve thought about it Strict for years, but times never worked out. I’m so glad they have this year!

“I’m a huge fan of the show and can’t believe I’ll be watching from home in my pajamas and actually dancing in front of the judges in a glitter dress, it’s unreal!”

The third celebrity announced was a radio DJ and host Richie Andersonwho will take part in the show’s second all-male partnership.

Richie Anderson is third celebrity contestant announced for Strictly Come Dancing 2022 (BBC/PA)

Anderson presenting travel bulletins on BBC Radio 2 breakfast showand is a regular host of The One Show, said, “It’s a dream come true! I can’t wait to get into that glitter and sequins and dance across the world’s most famous dance floor! Strict is the ultimate feel good show, once I hear that iconic theme tune it’s just pure escape.

“I will have to cancel my legendary Strict I’m sure my friends and family will understand that I throw a nightly kitchen party every year. It’s also a great honor to be part of an all-male dance partnership, it’s so important that we have this involvement in such a big show.”


Celeb number four is Loose Women presenter Kay Adamswho admitted on the show’s Friday (August 5) edition that she was “terrified” of the weeks ahead.

She told that BBC: “I said I wanted to make the last year of my fifties unforgettable and I can’t think of a better way than to show the world my two left feet. Pray for me!”

On Saturday (August 6), comedian u Alma is not normal star Jayde Adams was named as the fifth celebrity to compete on the show.

Adams will appear on Strictly in 2022


Appears on Strict was long Adams’ dream, as she told him BBC: “Since watching the first series in 2004, I’ve felt like every step I’ve taken in my career over the past 11 years has been Strictly. I can’t express the feelings I’m feeling, it means so much to me and my family.”

Another celebrity joined the Strictly cast on Sunday (August 7) ​​- this time Paralympian Ellie Simmonds.

Simmonds will hit the Strictly dance floor


The gold medalist said she was “absolutely petrified” to be on the show, adding, “To be asked to be on the show 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; Learning to dance, meeting my partner and everyone else involved in the show.”

No later than Monday (8 August). Strict star was announced. Kiss FM radio host, TV presenter and DJ Tyler West said he was “so thrilled” to be a part of the show.

Tyler West will attend


“When I started writing this, I was getting cramps,” he says. “It’s going to be a crazy incredible journey that will no doubt be SO far out of my comfort zone. It’s a show that means so much to me and my family, and I can’t wait to get some serious dancing on this shiny dance floor… with a side full of sequins.”

This year’s series of Strict will be the 20th run of the BBC competition. The last series, which ended in December 2021, was won by EastEnders Stern Rose Ayling-Ellis.

Bros Star Matt Goss was also announced as part of Monday’s (August 8) line-up.


The 53-year-old is best known for being one half of the ’80s pop band The Bros, in which he sang alongside his brother Luke.

Goss admitted he was nervous about being on the reality series, but said he’s looking forward to “getting started”.

He has previously appeared on Strict 2013 as part of the Christmas special.

comedian Ellie Taylor is the ninth contestant to join this year’s series


Taylor is known as a regular television broadcaster on the BBC Mock The Week, The Mash Report and Live in the Apollo. She is a co-presenter on Channel 4 The great pottery throw and also stars in Apple TV’s multi-award-winning comedy Teddy Lasso.

Ellie’s debut book, My child and other mistakesbecame a Sunday Times bestseller in 2021.

“Well, cover me in fake tan and roll me in sequins!” She said. “I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of it Strict 2022! I’ve been watching the show for years so being able to hit the dance floor is a dream come true for both me and my mom who is one Strict great fan!

“For now, I’m focused on the excitement and the glitter, preferring to ignore the fact that I have the dance ability of a newborn giraffe. Bring it on!”

BGT star Molly Rainford was announced as the 10th participant


Singer Rainford rose to fame at the age of 11 as the youngest ever finalist Britain’s Got Talent. She is currently the star of the CBBC show Nova Jonesin which she plays an intergalactic pop superstar.

She has also released two EPs and her biggest single “Commitment” has racked up millions of streams.

“I’m so excited to be a part of it Be sure to come dancesaid the singer and actor.

“I’ve been following it for years and can’t wait to meet the pros and the other contestants! I can’t wait to learn the moves and dance!”

Former Arsenal and England footballer Tony Adams MBE was announced as the eleventh celebrity

Tony Adams joins Strictly


The retired athlete said of his appointment: “To say I’m excited is an understatement – the allure of the sequins and the reputation of the salsa make me trade in my battered old football boots for a pair Strict soft shoes.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of this year Be sure to come dance. I can’t wait to meet my partner – God help her – and start dancing.”

Be sure to come dance is expected to return to the BBC on September 10th.

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