Kym Marsh: Who is the Strictly Come Dancing 2022 contestant and what is she famous for?

It’s time to get glitter ball glam because Be sure to come dance season is back.

As a sign of autumn and the welcome of long, cozy evenings, the BBC celebrity dance competition returns to its 20th season, with Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman returning as co-hosts.

Alongside a plethora of professional dancers, a whole host of new famous faces have signed up to show off their footwork in this year’s run. (You can see the full lineup here.)

One of the members of the 2022 cast is Kym Marsh. She is paired with Graziano Di Prima.

Here’s what we know about Marsh and what she said about joining Strict 2022…

Marsh first appeared in public as a candidate pop stars in 2001. She was one of five winners and formed the short-lived pop group Hear’Say. The group had two number one singles, “Pure and Simple” and “The Way to Your Love,” before Marsh left them to pursue a solo career.

After releasing a solo album, Marsh found success as an actor, playing the popular character Michelle Connor Coronation Street from 2006 to 2019. As of October 2020, Marsh has co-hosted the BBC One Lifestyle programme Live tomorrow with presenter Gethin Jones.

Talking about their participation in this year’s Be sure to come dance march said: Well it’s always been a little question for me for the last four or five years, it was in the cards and then didn’t happen and I felt like this year was a good year for me.

Marsh and Partners Graziano Di Prima

(BBC/Guy Levy)

“There’s a lot of personal reasons for this, but work-wise I’m probably busier than ever and now I’ve taken on that at the same time, which is crazy!

She continued: “My husband is in the army and is still stationed in this country at the moment but there’s a chance he’ll be leaving next year. So if I waited and did it next year, maybe he wouldn’t be here o’clock.

“My dad isn’t doing very well either and he’d love to see me at the show and be able to come in and watch, so it had to be this year to make that happen.”

Your weekly leaderboard stats are…

Week one: eighth.

Second week: 10.

Week three: fourth.

Week Four: Sixth

Week five: 10

During Halloween week, Kym danced the rumba to Madonna’s “Frozen,” to praise from the judges, and the following week Marsh saw her receive even more acclaim.

Motsi Mabuse called her one of this year’s “toughest” competitors, while Shirley Ballas called her “one of the most accomplished routines I’ve seen you do”.

Marsh received a score of 37 – her highest placing to date.

Be sure to come dance continues weekly on BBC One. Kym Marsh: Who is the Strictly Come Dancing 2022 contestant and what is she famous for?


JOE HERNANDEZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JOE HERNANDEZ joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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