Strictly Come Dancing 2020 announces Bill Bailey is joining the line-up

05 Septembre, 2020, 09:56 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Comedian Bill Bailey and TV presenter JJ Chalmers join the likes of boxer Nicola Adams and actress Caroline Quentin on the BBC One show

JJ Chalmers has become the latest celebrity to join Strictly Come Dancing.

Bailey, also a musician and actor, said in a statement: "In these unusual times we're living through, it feels right to do something different and take on a new challenge..."

Laing and EastEnders actress Maisie Smith appeared on This Morning today as they were confirmed as being among the line-up.

Speaking to his fans at the time, Jamie said, "I am absolutely devastated that I am unable to continue in the competition".

She added: "I've got dancing experience, I've done a bit of hip-hop and street dance". Lockdown has resulted in me being in LA for the foreseeable, however I'm excited to be concerned as a lot as I presumably can. "Let's change that this year, can't wait!"

But, her participation was not a entire shock as she had been revealed by ITV's Lorraine through a meeting with one of Smith's co-stars James Bye (who performs Martin Fowler).

In an announcement, Strictly stated: "To make sure we ship the excessive requirements audiences know and love, and in mild of the continued issues round COVID-19, this yr's sequence of Strictly may have a barely shorter run than normal".

Smith stated she could not be more enthusiastic to participate in this series, stating:"Contact me into these sequins, I cannot wait to dive to the fancy dress box!"

Prince Harry with JJ Chalmers
Prince Harry with JJ Chalmers at the Invictus Games in 2016

The former Royal Marine is best known for being a public speaker and an Invictus Games medallist. When it's getting a Royal Marine Commando, recovering from my injuries sustained in Afghanistan to rival from The Invictus Games.

"Now as a TV presenter I'm fortunate sufficient to witness a number of the best sporting contests on the planet. It's going to be quite a challenge!"

Also joining are actress Caroline Quentin and former NFL player and BBC NFL correspondent Jason Bell.

At a first, Adams will behave within the series's first competing same-sex bunch.

Previously announced contestants include Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh, The Wanted singer Max George and former National Football League player Jason Bell.

This collection of Strictly will probably be briefer than normal because of repairs enclosing the coronavirus pandemic.

He said he thought Harry would be watching him, and added that the duke had been "a cornerstone in creating this opportunity because he created the Invictus Games, (and) the idea that this is a culmination of 10 years of my recovery essentially, and he has been a big part of that".

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