Strictly Come Dancing 2022 Line-Up: All The Celebrities Announced So Far

Strictly hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly (Photo: Guy Levy/BBC via PA Media)
Strictly hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly (Photo: Guy Levy/BBC via PA Media)

Strictly hosts Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly (Photo: Guy Levy/BBC via PA Media)

The Strictly Come Dancing celebrity reveals are now coming in thick and fast as we gear up for the show’s return to our screens next month.

If you’re struggling to keep up with all the individual announcements about who will be taking to the floor this year, we’ve got you covered.

Get to know all of the confirmed stars so far below...

Will Mellor

Will Mellor (Photo: BBC)
Will Mellor (Photo: BBC)

Will Mellor (Photo: BBC)

Actor Will is known for starring roles in Hollyoaks, Two Pints of Lager And A Packet of Crisps, Line Of Duty and Broadchurch. Most recently he appeared in Coronation Street as Harvey Gaskell.

He says: “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!”

Kym Marsh

Kym Marsh (Photo: BBC)
Kym Marsh (Photo: BBC)

Kym Marsh (Photo: BBC)

Kym is perhaps best known for her role of Michelle Connor in Coronation Street, which she appeared in from 2006 to 2019.

She shot to fame in the band Hear’Say, which was formed on the reality show Popstars in 2000, and is currently a presenter on BBC One’s Morning Live.

She says: “I’ve considered doing Strictly for years but the timings never worked out. I’m so delighted that this year they have!

“I’m a huge fan of the show and can’t believe I’m going to go from watching at home in my pyjamas to actually dancing in front of the judges in a glittery dress, it’s unreal!”

Richie Anderson

Richie Anderson (Photo: BBC)
Richie Anderson (Photo: BBC)

Richie Anderson (Photo: BBC)

Radio 2 listeners will recognise Richie for his well-established role on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show, presenting the travel bulletins. He is also a regular on The One Show and hosted parts of the Platinum Jubilee coverage for the BBC.

He says: “This is a dream come true! I cannot wait to get in those sparkles and sequins and shimmy across the most famous dance floor in the world!  Strictly is the ultimate feel good show, as soon as I hear that iconic theme tune it’s just pure escapism.

“I’m going to have to cancel my legendary Strictly launch night kitchen party that I throw every year, I’m sure my friends and family will understand.

“It’s also a massive honour to be part of an all-male dance partnership, it’s so important we have that inclusion on such a huge show.”

Kaye Adams

Kaye Adams (Photo: BBC)
Kaye Adams (Photo: BBC)

Kaye Adams (Photo: BBC)

Kaye has been a regular anchor and panellist on ITV’s Loose Women on-and-off since its inception in 1999. She also hosts the morning show on BBC Radio Scotland.

She says: “I said I wanted to make the last year of my fifties memorable and i can’t think of a better way of doing it than showing the world my two left feet. Pray for me!”

Jayde Adams

Jayde Adams (Photo: BBC)
Jayde Adams (Photo: BBC)

Jayde Adams (Photo: BBC)

Best known as an award-winning stand-up comedian, Jayde also has acting credits in Good Omens, Alma’s Not Normal and the upcoming Take That film Greatest Days.

She’s also a self-professed Strictly superfan, admitting: “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.

“I’ve always watched it,” she adds. “Apart from a brief hiatus in 2011 as I was relentlessly gigging every weekend (to try and get on Strictly).”

Ellie Simmonds

(Photo: BBC)
(Photo: BBC)

(Photo: BBC)

The five-time Paralympic champion has said she is “bursting with excitement” at the prospect of hitting the dance floor.

“It’s been soooo hard keeping this secret as I’ve wanted to tell everyone. I’m going on Strictly Come Dancing!!” she says, admitting: “I’m a tad nervous too, well more than a tad… I’m absolutely petrified!

“To be asked to be part of the Strictly family is just so exciting and I cannot wait, it’s going to so much fun. I’m counting down the minutes until it starts; learning to dance, meeting my partner and everyone else involved in the show. Plus wearing the sequins and all that, It’s going to be a blast.”

Ellie will also make Strictly history as the first contestant with any form of dwarfism to take part in the show.

Tyler West

(Photo: BBC via PA Media)
(Photo: BBC via PA Media)

(Photo: BBC via PA Media)

Tyler’s presenting credits include Kiss Radio and CBBC.

He said: “I am so gassed to be joining the Strictly family. As I started writing this I already got cramp.

“It’s going to be one crazy incredible journey which will no doubt be so far outside my comfort zone.”

Matt Goss

Matt Goss (Photo: BBC)
Matt Goss (Photo: BBC)

Matt Goss (Photo: BBC)

As part of the 80s pop outfit Bros, Matt is responsible for hits like When Will I Be Famous?, I Owe You Nothing, Drop The Boy and Too Much (not to mention the iconic documentary When The Screaming Stops).

“I’m extremely nervous and excited, but I’m optimistic because I’m very supple from the knees down,” he says.

Ellie Taylor

Ellie Taylor (Photo: BBC)
Ellie Taylor (Photo: BBC)

Ellie Taylor (Photo: BBC)

Comedian Ellie has been a regular on the likes of Mock The Week, The Mash Report and Live at the Apollo, and once fronted Snog, Marry, Avoid for BBC Three.

More recently, she became a co-host of Channel 4’s The Great Pottery Throw Down and stars in Apple TV’s Ted Lasso.

“I’ve watched the show for years so to be able to take to the dance floor is a dream come true, for both me and mum who is a Strictly super fan,” she said.

“At the moment I’m focusing on the excitement and glitter and choosing to ignore the fact that I have the dancing ability of a newly born giraffe. Bring it on.”

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One in the autumn. 

This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.

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