adidas spezial navy Jonnie Peacock and Alexandra Burke final celebs to join Strictly 2017
The news was confirmed on The One Show on Monday evening following on from the announcement that Debbie McGee would also be putting on her dancing shoes.
had the chance to waltz with Debbie and didn step on her toes, said Jonnie, before adding that he hoped he could the stigma of disabvility after being the first paralympian on the show.
Jonnie is a Double Paralympic, World and European T44 100m Champion, he added: opportunity to be the first contestant with a disability to take part in Strictly’s main show was too good to turn down.
got no previous dance history outside of the occasional at a mate’s party and I know this will be a challenge and a new experience. I can’t wait to see what I can achieve and how far I can push myself.
joke is my family have also just found out now, but they all said to me you ever get Strictly you be great but it so different. Doing the waltz today felt fabulous, she continued.
To the BBC she added: am so excited to be joining this year’s Strictly cast! I love this show and have followed it from the beginning, so being able to be a part of it is just a dream come true for me I still can’t believe it!
am very nervous as I am a singer not a dancer, but I am going to give this my absolute everything and try my best to make everyone proud.
The five join the already announced line up of Ruth Langsford, Gemma Atkinson, Davood Ghadami, Simon Rimmer, Mollie King, Susan Calman, Reverend Richard Coles, Joe McFadden, Brian Conley and Aston Merrygold.
Charlotte, 42, said: knows, I kept it a secret from everybody. I really sorry to my friends and family. is just the latest from the GMB studios to take part, following in Kate Garraway, Richard Arnold and Susanna Reid footsteps.
Charlotte has some experience in ballet (Picture: Getty)
Strictly will return later this year, with the professional dancers already rehearsing hard.
Len Goodman has departed the show, with Shirley Ballas acting as head judge alongside the usual suspects, Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli.
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