Fleur East has spoken astir her idiosyncratic crushed for doing Strictly Come Dancing saying it was her precocious father’s favourite show.
he vocalist and presenter, 34, came runner-up connected The X Factor successful 2014 and has since launched a vocation connected vigor and TV.
She said her upcoming stint connected the fashionable BBC One series, which returns connected September 23, volition beryllium successful representation of Malcolm.
Explaining wherefore she wanted to bash Strictly, the erstwhile I’m A Celebrity prima said: “Firstly, it’s the champion amusement ever. Secondly, for maine it’s a idiosyncratic reason, my dada passed distant successful 2020 and this was his favourite show.
“He adjacent utilized to get annoyed that helium had to miss retired connected Strictly erstwhile I was connected The X Factor due to the fact that they were connected astatine the aforesaid time.
“When I was deciding whether oregon not to bash it I spoke to my sister and she reminded maine of dada watching it each the clip and past that was that the deciding origin straightaway, truthful that’s my information for doing it.”
Asked astir who her biggest contention volition be, she said: “Having watched the amusement for years, you can’t foretell who’s going to bash well, truthful I conscionable deliberation I’m going to absorption connected myself.
“I’m truthful hard connected myself anyway, I cognize that I’ll beryllium watching backmost everything I’ve done picking it isolated and trying to vie with my past performance.
“That whitethorn beryllium a cheesy answer, but genuinely I can’t suss anyone, due to the fact that everyone’s going to beryllium different, everyone’s got their ain story, everyone’s got their ain reason, and it’s tons of antithetic personalities.”
This year’s Strictly Come Dancing contestants (left to right): James Bye, Kym Marsh, Hamza Yassin, Tyler West, Tony Adams, Kaye Adams, Jayde Adams, Helen Skelton, Fleur East, Richie Anderson, Molly Rainford, Matt Goss, Ellie Simmonds, Will Mellor, and Ellie Taylor, (BBC/PA)
Hits Radio Breakfast Show big East is among the 15 celebrated faces taking to the creation level this year, joined by TV presenter Helen Skelton, EastEnders histrion James Bye and erstwhile England footballer Tony Adams.
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Also successful the line-up is Ted Lasso histrion Ellie Taylor, Paralympic swimming golden medallist Ellie Simmonds, Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps histrion Will Mellor, Loose Women prima Kaye Adams and Coronation Street histrion Kym Marsh.
They are joined by Bros vocalist Matt Goss, Kiss vigor big Tyler West, Britain’s Got Talent finalist Molly Rainford, comedian and histrion Jayde Adams, Wildlife cameraman and presenter Hamza Yassin and BBC Radio 2’s Richie Anderson.
Strictly judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and caput justice Shirley Ballas each instrumentality too, alongside hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, for the 20th bid of the show.
The professionals line-up this twelvemonth boasts 4 caller faces, alongside returning favourites similar past year’s victor Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Dianne Buswell, Katya Jones, Nadiya Bychkova, Johannes Radebe and more.
Following the decease of the Queen, the motorboat day was postponed a week until aft the monarch’s authorities ceremonial connected September 19.
The TV contention was owed to instrumentality to screens connected September 17 but the motorboat amusement present airs connected September 23 followed by the archetypal unrecorded amusement connected September 24.
Strictly Come Dancing launches connected September 23 astatine 7pm connected BBC One and BBC iPlayer.