Comedian Jayde Adams signs up for Strictly Come Dancing – joining Kaye Adams and Kym Marsh
Comedian Jayde Adams has been confirmed as the fifth contestant to join the star-studded Strictly Come Dancing line-up, joining the likes of Loose Women's Kaye Adams and actress Kym Marsh The star shared her excitement over the news as she said: " Since I watched the first series in 2004, I feel like every step I’ve taken in my career over the last 11 years was to be on Strictly.
© Provided by Metro Will can’t wait to get started (Picture: BBC/Rex)
And we’re off! Two Pints of Lager and A Packet of Crisps legend Will Mellor is the first contestant officially confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing.
The BBC flagship programme returns next month for its milestone 20th series, and there’s already a lot of excitement brewing.
However, the broadcaster has kept any names linked to this year’s series firmly under wraps, as fans themselves start to speculate who could be involved.
But BBC Breakfast was on-hand to reveal the first name to have made it past the point of no return and will be hoping to lift the Glitterball Trophy this year.
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Strictly Come Dancing is back for its 20th series Every week the new line-up of celebrities and their professional partners will perform in front of the judges in the hopes of being crowned Strictly Come Dancing champions 2022. Hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will also be returning, as well as judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse.
Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt excitedly welcomed Will, who made his name as part of the cast of Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, onto the show to confirm his place in the line-up.
Fans have seen the actor all over the box in the past couple of decades, including as Jambo Bolton in Hollyoaks, DC Spike Tanner in No Offence, Steve Connolly in Broadchurch, and PC Rod Kennedy in Line of Duty. © Provided by Metro Will Mellor will be taking to the floor this year (Picture: BBC)
Upon being announced, Will said in a statement: ‘I’m honestly so chuffed to be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this year! Not going to lie, it’s totally out of my comfort zone and I know it will be a huge challenge but that’s what life is all about.
‘This is also my Mum’s favourite show and she’s had a really tough few years so I’m doing this is for her as well. Bring it on!’
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Leeds lad Guy Black proposes to his girlfriend Danielle Dove onstage at a Christina Aguilera concert.
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If there's one thing the residents of soap have in store for them next week, it's shock surprises! Coronation Street's Spider Nugent is taken aback when Toyah Battersby kisses him after a brush with the law, while EastEnders' Stacey Slater receives not one but two shocks, when she comes face-to-face with beloved family members. Emmerdale, meanwhile, sees Rhona Goskirk and Marlon Dingle's big wedding day arrive, but will it all go to plan? This is Emmerdale we're talking about, so probably not.
Over in Hollyoaks, Cindy Cunningham is left in serious danger when a masked intruder breaks into her new home. Will she be okay (Picture: ITV / BBC / Lime Pictures)
Coronation Street: Stu's secret seemingly comes to light, as Kelly reads something on social media. He winds up in hospital, but Yasmeen refuses to hear him out, leaving him feeling worthless. After being released from hospital, Stu tries to make Yasmeen listen when he turns up to retrieve his watch, but Yasmeen calls Zeedan, who arrives with Craig, having Stu arrested (Picture: ITV)
Ryan is charged and instructed to attend magistrates’ court tomorrow. Craig confirms the CCTV footage is damning evidence against him. The following day, Ronnie supports Ryan at the magistrates’ court. As the district judge accepts his guilty plea, Ryan awaits sentencing. But will he face jail time (Picture: ITV)
EastEnders: Ranveer wants to get straight to business but Suki has other plans, and he's left furious to discover what Suki has done. He insists that Suki makes it up to him, but Suki stands her ground, and a fight ensues! Suki leaves Kheerat a voicemail, pleading for help. Meanwhile, Ravi looks for his father and Eve points him in Suki’s direction after seeing him head there earlier. As Ranveer overpowers Suki, she whacks him over the head. Ravi arrives and finds Ranveer's lifeless body, much to Suki's horror (Picture: BBC / Jack Barnes / Kieron McCarron)
Rocky tells Bobby and Dana respectively that they both want to get back together. Nervous, Bobby and Dana meet for drinks (Picture: BBC / Jack Barnes / Kieron McCarron)
Emmerdale: On the morning of the wedding, Rhona concludes that something is wrong with Marlon, but before she can take action, someone bursts through the door and wheels Marlon in. Everyone is emotional as Marlon and Rhona exchange their vows (Picture: ITV)
Vanessa reaches out to Suzy, having learning some new information. The question is: just what is it (Picture: ITV)
Hollyoaks: Cindy, determined to do something to show her support for grieving Grace, organises a fundraiser to memorialise Saul (Picture: Lime Pictures)
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He was quickly probed on the BBC Breakfast sofa about whether he has any dance experience, replying: ‘I dance in the kitchen when there’s music on… nothing at all like this!’
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STRICTLY COME DANCING 2022 is just around the corner and fans are getting excited. The first contestants were announced last week and Express.co.uk will keep you updated on who will be joining the cast this year.Strictly Come Dancing season is nearly in touching distance now after the BBC started announcing its stars over the last few weeks. BBC Breakfast announced the first two stars on August 4 with many more to be announced in due course.
The former Hollyoaks star gave a very heartfelt reason as to what swayed him into immediately saying yes when asked to take part this year. © Provided by Metro Will shot to fame in Two Pints of Lager and A Packet Of Crisps (Picture: PUBLICITY PICTURE) © Provided by Metro Will with his mum Shirley, who is a mega Strictly fan (Picture: Instagram)
He told the hosts: ‘My mindset completely changed a while back and I wanted to start doing things that scare me a bit.
‘I lost my dad in 2020 and I just thought, I’ve got to grab life and do things, create new memories. My mindset changed. It’s my mum’s favourite show!’
Four new professional dancers will be seen on our screens, taking the total number to 20 – the highest ever on the show.
What we know about Strictly Come Dancing 2022 so far
Who are the judges?
Head judge Shirley Ballas will be joined once again by fellow judges Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse.
Anton Du Beke will also be returning to judge, after it was confirmed that he would be officially replacing Bruno Tonioli.
Who are the new professional dancers?
There are four new pros joining the line-up: Vito Coppola, Carlos Gu, Lauren Oakley and Michelle Tsiakkas.
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Which professional dancers have left?
After the 2021 season, it was announced that fan-favourite pros Oti Mabuse and Aljaž Škorjanec would not be returning for the 2022 series.
Will there be a studio audience?
Yes – following past restrictions put in place due to the pandemic, the full studio audience is set to return this year, while the see-through dividers between the judges will also be removed.
When is the show returning?
The BBC has revealed that the launch show for the 2022 series is due to be recorded on Wednesday September 7.
Therefore, it’s likely that it will air a few days later on Saturday September 10, although the exact date of the first episode is yet to be disclosed.
Find out more about Strictly 2022 here.
Those newcomers are Vito Coppola, Carlos Gu, Lauren Oakley, and Michelle Tsiakkas.
Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima, Amy Dowden, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Nikita Kuzmin, Cameron Lombard, Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk, Giovanni Pernice, Jowita Przystal, Johannes Radebe, Kai Widdrington and Nancy Xu have already been confirmed for the upcoming run of Strictly.
BBC Breakfast airs daily from 6am on BBC One.
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Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood reveals which celeb he's most looking forward to see dance .
Alex Jones pressed him on his early favourite.Due to launch in just over two weeks, the sparkling new line-up boasts 15 shiny celebrities ready to be put through their paces, including presenter Helen Skelton, Coronation Street star and singer Kym Marsh, Matt Goss of boyband Bros and Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds.