It’s time to put on your dancing shoes… Be sure to come dance is back.
The hit BBC reality series has unveiled a whole new roster of contestants for 2022, including TV presenters, athletes and pop stars.
You can see the full line-up here.
Among the contestants is Richie Anderson, who is coupled with Giovanni Pernice.
Anderson is best known for presenting the weekday travel bulletin on BBC Radio 2 Breakfast show with Zoe Ball. In May he covered the Euro Vision Song Contest from Turin, Italy for the train station.
The 34-year-old started his radio career from 2015 to 2020 with his own show on BBC WM.
He is a former Sunday League footballer where he played for Coombs Wood FC. After a game in 2018, he came out as gay to his teammates in a film for the BBC The One Show, for which he is a regular presenter.
Of the possibility of going on the show, Anderson said, “It’s a dream come true! I can’t wait to get into those 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.”
As for being a good dancer, Anderson said his partner, Dean Eagles, told him he “looked like one of those bloated men you see outside the gas station with his arms waving around” and that he had “the hip movement of a folded ironing board.” “.
Be sure to come dance continues on Saturday 24 September at 6.45pm on BBC One.
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