Strictly Come Dancing: Pop star HRVY joins 2020 line-up

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HRVY has a social media next of extra than 10 million

Pop star HRVY has been verified as the 11th movie star contestant on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The 21-calendar year-outdated, whose serious identify is Harvey Leigh Cantwell, has extra than a billion merged streams to his identify.

The 2020 sequence will commence in October but will be shorter than standard, and choose Bruno Tonioli will have a minimized position amid coronavirus constraints.

HRVY was exposed as a contestant on the Kiss breakfast exhibit and stated he was “so thankful to be having element”.

The singer has a social media next of extra than 10 million and performed at BBC Radio 1’s Huge Weekend in Middlesbrough final calendar year.

He rose to fame after uploading his new music videos to Facebook. He has given that marketed out United kingdom and European tours and his debut album will be out later this calendar year.

“Getting on Strictly is going to be this kind of an awesome knowledge and I am so thankful to be having element this calendar year,” he stated.

“I feel my mum is extra enthusiastic that she’ll be equipped to see me every Saturday evening now!”

The BBC has verified that the dancers will be remaining in a resort for two months in advance of pre-recording all the the group dances, and that the contestants will be equipped to rehearse, complete and go residence to their family every single evening – next govt tips.

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Maisie Smith is an actress and singer is most effective acknowledged for playing Tiffany Butcher-Baker in EastEnders.

“Get me in people sequins,” she stated, reacting to the information of her announcement.

“I won’t be able to hold out to dive into the Strictly fancy dress box this winter!”

Before storming into Albert Sq. as Bianca’s daughter, Tiffany, Smith manufactured her performing debut in the 2008 movie, The Other Boleyn Female – alongside Scarlett Johansson and Eddie Redmayne.

Her position in the extended-managing BBC soap observed her scoop the award for most effective dramatic overall performance from a young actress, at the 2009 British Cleaning soap Awards.

Jamie Laing returns to the exhibit this calendar year, after obtaining to pull out of final year’s sequence ahead of it began due to an personal injury.

He turned a residence identify in 2011 on the Channel four reality exhibit, Built in Chelsea, and this calendar year released his possess podcast, six Degrees from Jamie and Spencer, alongside Spencer Matthews.

He also started the sweets brand, Sweet Kittens, in 2012.

“In this article we go once more, with any luck , this time I can final extended more than enough so my mum can see me dance,” stated Laing.

He included: “The motive I am doing it, is to make my mum happy but all I did final calendar year was make her even extra let down. Let’s improve that this calendar year, won’t be able to hold out!!”

JJ Chalmers‘ profession as a Royal Maritime Commando was slice quick after he suffered lifestyle-switching injuries next an IED explosion in Afghanistan.

The blast crushed an eye socket, burst his eardrums, wrecked his appropriate elbow, blew off two fingers on his still left hand and still left holes in his legs.

Right after decades of rehabilitation, which includes extra than 30 functions, he went on to compete in the 2014 Invictus Game titles exactly where he captained the Trike Biking group and took residence 3 medals.

He later embarked on a profession in broadcasting, presenting coverage of the Rio Paralympics and anchoring BBC One’s coverage of the Invictus Game titles.

Comparing Strictly to his armed forces knowledge, he advised ITV’s Lorraine: “I am generally seeking for a problem, I am generally seeking to force myself outdoors of my consolation zone.”

Inspite of his injuries, Chalmers stated he preferred to be handled like “any other contestant” and did not want any “unique treatment method”.

“Whoever I lover with they’ve obtained their operate slice out,” he included.

Monthly bill Bailey is an comedian, actor and musician is acknowledged for appearances on Television set demonstrates like QI, Black Publications and Never Intellect the Buzzcocks.

“In these bizarre times we are dwelling by means of, it feels appropriate to do a thing diverse and take on a new problem,” he stated in a statement.

“I have not been to stage college and learnt to dance. I have not lived for the dance… I am not really Lord of the Dance. I am caretaker of the dance,” he joked. “It’s going to be quite a problem but then that is what this is about, having on a new ability.”

Bailey, fifty five, manufactured his identify on the stand-up circuit ahead of getting to be a frequent panel exhibit guest, Television set and movie actor, documentary presenter, and host of the BBC sketch exhibit Is It Monthly bill Bailey?

He is also a classically-skilled musician and has printed a information to British birds. On Wednesday, in a critique of his initially stay gig for 6 months, The Everyday Telegraph stated he “continues to be 1 of the funniest, most brilliantly unique comedians in the United kingdom”.

Clara Amfo, who hosts BBC Radio 1’s late early morning slot, assist she “couldn’t hold out to thoroughly embrace” the knowledge of Strictly.

In current decades, Amfo has presented coverage of Glastonbury, the Brit Awards, Radio 1’s Huge Weekend, the Bafta Television set Awards and The Proms.

“As we know this calendar year has been a serious problem and escapism by means of dancing is a thing I know we all enjoy,” she stated.

“So to be taught by a professional and stay a fantasy is a thing that I won’t be able to hold out to thoroughly embrace, see you on the dancefloor!”

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Ranvir Singh is Good Morning Britain’s political editor and occasional host, and also appears on other ITV programmes which includes Loose Females, Tonight and Consume, Store, Preserve. She is about to start co-web hosting a new Sunday early morning exhibit, All Close to Britain.

Singh stated she felt “complete terror” at the concept of having element, likening it to “embarking on a rollercoaster”.

She beforehand labored as a producer and reporter for the BBC for twelve decades, and presented BBC North West Tonight.

Singh stated: “The first emotion of staying verified for Strictly is 1 of complete terror – feels like embarking on a rollercoaster, exactly where you really want to do it but you are similarly frightened.

“Hopefully after the initially dance I will truly feel exhilarated fairly than unwell!”

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Media captionNicola Adams: Identical-sexual intercourse lover ‘big step’ for Strictly Come Dancing

Olympic boxer Nicola Adams will make Strictly Come Dancing record by getting to be the initially contestant to be element of a very same-sexual intercourse pairing.

She advised BBC Breakfast she was the 1 who prompt obtaining a feminine lover when producers asked her to take element.

  • Strictly to aspect initially at any time very same-sexual intercourse pair

“I feel it can be really crucial,” she stated. “It’s certainly time for improve.

Adams received a gold medal for Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics, and once more in Rio in 2016. She retired from the sport final calendar year.

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Award-winning actress and presenter Caroline Quentin is acknowledged for a array of performing roles, which includes Maddie in Jonathan Creek and DCI Janine Lewis in Blue Murder.

She has also starred in Kiss Me Kate, Everyday living Begins and Everyday living of Riley.

Nevertheless, arguably her most renowned position was playing Dorothy in the strike 90s sitcom Adult males Behaving Badly.

She recently presented the documentary sequence Amazing Households for BBC Two.

Quentin stated she was “thrilled and terrified in equivalent measure to be having element” in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

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Broadcaster Jason Bell is a previous professional American footballer.

He played as a cornerback/protection in the Nationwide Football League for the Dallas Cowboys.

Bell then played for the Houston Texans, exactly where he was named a receiver of the Ed Block Bravery Award, 1 of the league’s highest honours. He concluded his professional profession with the New York Giants.

Bell now co-hosts The Jason & Osi Podcast with yet another previous NFL star, Osi Umenyiora, and the pair look as pundits on the NFL Display on the BBC.

“Strictly is the epitome of British tv and this calendar year, extra than at any time, I am so happy and humbled to be taking part,” he stated.

“Strictly was the initially exhibit I at any time watched when I moved to the United kingdom and I am a substantial supporter. My 6-calendar year-outdated daughter in no way obtained the possibility to see me operate out on the area at an NFL activity but she is extremely enthusiastic about me having to the dance flooring. I hope I can do her happy.”

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Singer and actor Max George shot to fame as a member of boy band The Needed.

His previous bandmate, Jay McGuiness, beforehand received Strictly Come Dancing in 2015.

George stated he was “buzzing to be on Strictly this calendar year”, joking: “I am not really 1 for the dance flooring, but I take a lot of consolation in the simple fact that Jay McGuiness established The Wanted’s bar so small.”

The Needed experienced two amount 1 singles in the United kingdom – All Time Very low and Happy You Came – with the latter achieving the leading 3 in the US Billboard chart.

Right after The Needed took a split, Max moved to Los Angeles to pursue an performing profession and starred in the sixth season of Glee as Clint. He recently returned to new music as a solo artist.

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