The lineup for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing starting to shape up already, and we just got an announcement of a fine addition to the list.
Joining Ed Balls, who was recently confirmed for this year’s iteration of Strictly, will be Will Young, who we interviewed some time ago. He is the second celebrity contestant to be announced.
Will had this to say: “As a fan of Strictly for years, I have always imagined myself on the show, but the timing has not been right… until now! Music is my passion and the dancing I have done has always been with a microphone in hand. Now there will be no microphone or band, just me, my partner and the dance floor.”
“Strictly is a show with fantastic live music and has an ethos of positivity and growth. I practice these two things every day, and I will try my hardest to be the best dancer possible.”
Ed Balls also recently spoke on his appearance on the hit show: “I’d like to say I’m just really excited about learning to dance on TV, but the truth is I’m also scared to death. Making a speech in Parliament seems a piece of cake compared to this, but hopefully I can stick around for a couple of weeks, and have a lot of fun in the process. ”
“Strictly is a firm favourite in our living room, and it feels like a dream to be going on myself, especially for Len’s last series. I’m just hoping it doesn’t turn into a nightmare too quickly!”
You can view the announcement video below.
— BBC Strictly (@bbcstrictly) August 9, 2016