Strictly Come Dancing confirms sixth celebrity for 2022 series

Strictly Come Dancing confirmed the sixth celebrity for the 2022 series.

The BBC has just announced that five-time Paralympic champion, presenter and documentary maker Ellie Simmonds OBE will be taking to the track this year. Will she be able to add the Glitterball Trophy to her collection?

“Oh my god!! I’m literally bursting with excitement!!” she said in a statement. “It was very difficult to keep this secret, as I wanted to tell everyone. Continue Strictly Come Dancing!!

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“I’m a little nervous too, much more so than a child… I’m absolutely petrified! To be asked to be a part of it Strictly The family is so exciting and I can’t wait, it’s going to be so much fun. I’m counting down the minutes until it starts. learning to dance, meeting my partner and everyone else in the show. Plus, wearing the sequins and all, it’s going to be incredible.

“I have watched Strictly as far as I can remember; it’s a traditional run up to Christmas with my family and it’s a real privilege to be a part of it.”

During her career, Simmonds was crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year aged 13 and went on to become the youngest person to receive an MBE, before later becoming an OBE.

Ellie Simmonds looks on during the ping pong comedy relief games on August 2, 2022 in Birmingham

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The rest of 2022 Strictly the series currently includes Two pints of Lager and a packet of crisps Actor Will Mellor, Coronation Street Actress Kym Marsh, BBC Radio 2 star Richie Anderson, Relaxed women‘s Kaye Adams, and comedian and Snackmasters hosted by Jayde Adams.

Strictly Come Dancing broadcast on BBC One.

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