First two celebrities confirmed for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing
Will was the first to take his name and became famous for his appearances in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Coronation Street, Casualty and Hollyoaks. Speaking to BBC Breakfast about his new venture, he said: “It’s getting a bit scary now”.
Regarding his dancing skills, Will said when asked if he dances well, “It depends what you call good. I dance like everyone else in the kitchen or at parties, but nothing like me here, I’m so out of my comfort zone.
The actor continued: Some time ago, my way of thinking completely changed and I just thought that I should start doing things that scare me. I lost my father in 2020 and since then I just thought, I just have to get hold of life. I have to create new memories.
He recently toured the UK with Ralph Little and recreated their podcast “Two Pints with Will and Ralf” in front of a live audience. Will isn’t just a talented actor, he has a great singing voice, as he proved in 1998 when he took ‘When I Need You’ to number 5 in the UK Singles Chart.
I lost my father in 2020 and since then I thought I should take over my mother’s favorite life and program.
said actor Will Mellor #BBC breakfast Why did he decide to participate in the new series? #Mukdahttps://t.co/ucqcwF1A7L pic.twitter.com/DirNm2EVt6
– BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) August 4, 2022
Kim Marsh first came to the public eye as part of Hear’Say after the group won the TV talent show Popstars. After their time together, Kim moved into acting, with regular roles in Coronation Street as well as The Syndicate.
He is an actor, singer, presenter and soon to be #Mukda dancer! Say hello to Kim Marsh💃🏻
– BBC Strictly ✨ (@bbcstrictly) August 4, 2022
He currently hosts BBC One’s Morning Live and told BBC Breakfast this Thursday, August 4: “I’m nervous but I’m really looking forward to it. “It’s been a long time since I’ve been on stage performing like this, so it’s going to be really difficult, but I’m up for the challenge.”
Kim joked about receiving possible criticism from the Strictly judges: “Listen, I was judged by Nasty Nigel on Popstars, he was the villain back in the day, so I think I’ll be fine with that.”
This year’s Strictly will see Anton Du Beke join the panel as a regular, replacing Bruno Tonioli. Shirley Ballas will once again chair the panel, accompanied by Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabus.