Hamza Yassin: Who is the contestant for Strictly Come Dancing 2022?

A whole new list of famous faces wear their dancing shoes, such as: Be sure to come dance is there every Saturday night.

The celebrities attempt to dazzle the judges with their moves for the show’s landmark 20th series.

Among this year’s additions is former actor Kym Marsh X factor Star Fleur East and half of Bros, Matt Goss.

You can see the full line-up here.

The 13th competitor announced to be taking part in this series was Hamza Yassin – but who is he and what has he said about joining the cast? Strict 2022?

Most people will know Yassin best from his work country file as guest presenter and cameraman.

He can also be seen on the BBC programme zooand has presented other programs on Scottish wildlife.

Younger viewers will recognize him from the live action show CBeebies let us go for a walk. He will also appear in the upcoming series Ranger Hamza’s Eco Quest.

He is paired with Jowita Przystał.

Yassin and partner Jowita Przystał

(BBC/Guy Levy)

Speaking of which he hopes Strict will improve his fitness, he said: “My biggest challenge will be my weight and fitness, I’m a big guy and I think I’m strong but think of me as a rhino where I can have a short burst of energy and then I’m done after that.

“So I don’t want to be a rhino, I want to be a dolphin constantly moving through water, which can take hours and hours. I want to be the strongest I’ve ever been in my life. I am a former rugby player. What we do in rugby is very different than what we do on the dance floor, but I expect a lot of that will be broadcast.”

Yassin found himself at the joint lead Strict Ranked an impressive 34 points in the first week of the show after wowing with a foxtrot to “Islands in the Stream.” In week two, his jive put him third on the leaderboard, but his rumba in week three almost dropped him to the bottom with 25 points.

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In the fourth week, Yassin amazed the audience and the judges with his incredible lifts in his salsa. He scored 39 – the highest score anyone on the series had at that point.

In week five, Yassin wowed the judges again with a cha-cha-cha that Shirley Ballas called “one of the best I’ve ever seen.” He was rated 38 points overall after receiving three 10s. He missed a chance to get the full score as Craig Revel Horwood scored eight points.

In week eight, Yassin brought Afrobeat to the ballroom. Anton Du Beke said he was “sunshine and joy”. He once again impressed with brilliant lifts that quickly became his specialty. He scored 38.

In week 10 – the quarterfinals – Yassin performed a samba and received a score of 36.

Be sure to come dance continues weekly on BBC One.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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