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TOM FLETCHER

Age: 36

Profession: McFly musician

Tom says: “I’m so glad the news is out that it’s been so hard to keep it a secret. Equal parts excited and terrified.’

Fun fact: Tom’s McFly bandmate Harry Judd won Strictly Come Dancing in 2011. Tom’s wife Giovanna Fletcher is the reigning champion of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

ROBERT WEBB

Age: 48

Profession: Actor and comedian

Robert says: “It’s very exciting, but with a slight undertone of trembling fear.”

Fun fact: Robert donned a shiny leotard to take on the title of Let’s Dance For Comic Relief in 2009 and played What A Feeling from the 1980s movie Flashdance, beating the likes of Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness for the title.

RHYS STEPHENSON

Age: 27

Profession: CBBC presenter

rhys says: ‘I’ve dreamed of being on this show, and I’m sure it will exceed every expectation’

Fun fact: Rhys has been an actor since the age of ten along with Matt Smith and Hugh Bonneville.

KATIE MCGLYNN

Age: 28

Profession: Actress

Katie says: “I’m not much of a dancer, but I’m so excited to learn a new skill on this crazy journey and can’t wait to put on some sequins along the way.”

Fun fact: Katie, who played Sinead Tinker in Corrie, won an NTA for Best Serial Drama Performance in 2020.

TILLY RAMSAY

Age: 19

Profession: CBBC presenter

Tilly says: “I’m going to put my heart and soul into this and can’t wait to put on my dancing shoes!”

Fun fact: Tilly’s father is celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and the pair often star in dancing TikTok videos.

NINA WADIA

Age: 52

Profession: Actress

Nina says: “I think I should do this before I’m too old and can’t walk. I just want to take life by the horns and just enjoy it.’

Fun fact: Nina is a JDRF Ambassador and was awarded an OBE in the 2021 New Year’s Honors List.

ADAM PEATY

Age: 26

Profession: Athlete

Adam says: “I’m really looking forward to doing something completely different and challenging myself outside the pool.”

Fun fact: Adam becomes the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title in Tokyo 2020.

UGO MONYE

Age: 38

Profession: Rugby player and sports expert

ugo says: ‘What a dream come true! Strictly is the biggest entertainment show on TV and I can’t wait to show everyone that I have more than just my dad’s dance moves.

Fun fact: Ugo began his rugby career with Harlequins in 2002, making 241 appearances for the club, scoring 89 tries, winning a Premiership and making his England debut in 2008.

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