Former contestant and TV host AJ Odudu announced that the new series of Strictly Come Dancing will start on September 17th.
The 34-year-old, who was forced to withdraw from last year’s dance competition finals after tearing a ligament, revealed the news at The Big Breakfast with co-host Moe Gilligan.
Professional dancer Johannes Radebe, who was a guest on Channel 4’s Saturday morning show, said: screen.
The launch show will reveal which professional dancers will be paired with each celebrity contestant.
The new series of the BBC’s flagship entertainment show features 15 contestants including TV presenter Helen Skelton, EastEnders actor James Bye, singer Fuller East and former England footballer Tony Adams.
Ted Russo actress Ellie Taylor also appeared on the floor alongside Paralympic swimming gold medalist Ellie Simmons, actor Will Mellor, Ruth Women star Kay Adams and Coronation Street actress Kim Marsh To do.
Brothers singer Matt Goss, Kiss Radio host Tyler West, Britain’s Got Talent finalist Molly Rainford, comedian and actress Jade Adams, Radio 2’s Richie Anderson and Wildlife photographer and presenter Hamza Yassin join 2022 complete the lineup.
Head Judge Shirley Ballas will return for the 20th series of the BBC show alongside Anton du Beek, Craig Revell Horwood and Motsi Mabuse.
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Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly will also resume their roles as hosts on the show.
Strictly’s final series was won by Rose Ayling-Ellis and professional partner Giovanni Pernice.