Strictly Come Dancing 2022: FIRST celebrity contestant revealed

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  • Aug 04, 2022

Strictly Come Dancing 2022: FIRST celebrity contestant revealed

Francesca Shilcock

It’s that time of year again! The BBC has announced the first big name to join its celebrity lineup for this year Definitely come dance – And we can’t wait!

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The first celebrity is actor Will Mellor. In a statement shared with the BBC, the star said they were excited to join the ballroom and Latin competitions.

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He told the BBC:I’m honestly so excited to be on Strictly Come Dancing this year! I’m not going to lie, this is completely out of my comfort zone and I know it’s going to be a huge challenge, but that’s what life is all about.

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

Will is perhaps best known for playing Jumbo Bolton in it HollyoaksWilkinson gas in Two pints of lager and a packet of chips and Steve Connolly in Great church.

Definitely come dance It usually shows the rest of the celebrities participating in a quick succession, so It won’t be long before we hear more big names Of the people who will form Mukda Class of 2022.

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Twenty series of Mukda It will be officially launched in September. Judges, presenters, professional dancers and celebrities all gather at Elstree Studios in London to film the opening ceremony, which includes epic routines and introductory interviews.

Will Mellor is the first celebrity contestant

The launch will then see the dancers take part in the pairing ceremony. Executives Tess Daly And Claudia Winkleman will announce which fan dancer will partner each celebrity for the remainder of the competition.

After that, the show’s contestants spend two weeks rehearsing before the live shows. The launch episode usually airs in mid-September, with the first live show then starting two weeks later.

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Four new professional dancers have joined for the 2022 series

With that in mind, the first live show with all 15 couples is likely to take place in the ballroom on the first weekend of October.

Not only are there a host of new celebrities taking part in this year’s series, but there are also four new professional dancers to get to know. Vito Coppola, Michelle Tsiakas, Lauren Oakley and Carlos Go join the team.

There are now a total of 20 fan dancers on the show – the most in Strictly history!

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