Post by ManicKangaroo on Aug 13, 2018 20:34:00 GMT 1
The first contestant for Strictly Come Dancing 2018 has been announced. Katie Piper, the broadcaster, charity campaigner and inspirational speaker, appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning to announce that she will appear on the forthcoming 16th series.
Piper first rose to prominence after she became the subject of a Channel 4 documentary, Katie: My Beautiful Face, in which she detailed her experience as the victim of an acid attack and sexual assault at the hands of her former partner, Daniel Lynch.
Piper went on to create further series for the broadcaster, releasing another short film, Katie: the Science of Seeing Again which followed her stem cell surgery to repair her damaged left eye and two further series, one which saw her meeting other burn victims and Bodyshockers, which explored both the gains and perils of cosmetic surgery.
The star has since gone on to become a philanthropist, acclaimed inspirational speaker and write a bestselling autobiography.
In a statement, Piper said: "I feel so privileged and excited to be part of my favourite show on TV. I already know how much of an amazing experience it will be for me and I can’t wait to show my girls some of my new dance moves.
Post by ManicKangaroo on Aug 15, 2018 17:52:41 GMT 1
The BBC have announced the fifth star who will be taking part in this year's edition of Strictly Come Dancing. Vick Hope, a DJ at Capital FM, is the latest star to join the dancing competition's line-up.
Hope announced the news on Wednesday morning while presenting the Capital FM breakfast show with fellow host Roman Kemp. The radio DJ, who hails from Newcastle but is of Nigerian descent, told listeners that being chosen for the series felt "surreal" and ""crazy".
Post by ManicKangaroo on Aug 16, 2018 18:56:46 GMT 1
The Strictly Come Dancing announcements are coming thick and fast with the eighth celebrity being revealed today.
Stacey Dooley was revealed on Strictly's Instagram page, following an investigation to find out who had the secret codename 'Cheddar'.
Throwing up a handful of confetti, Stacey said she couldn't wait to "embrace the glitter".
Stacey has made Stacey Dooley Investigates documentaries for BBC three since 2009 covering everything from child labour to tourism, she's also presented Brainwashing Stacey and Show Me What You're Made Of.
The 31-year-old was also made an MBE in 2018 for her services to broadcasting.
Post by ManicKangaroo on Aug 17, 2018 21:23:28 GMT 1
Ed-Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts has been announced as the ninth contestant for Strictly Come Dancing 2018.
The news was confirmed on the show’s official Twitter account, with a Pussycat Dolls lyric hinting at her musical past. ‘When I grow up I wanna be famous, I wanna be a star, I wanna be on #Strictly,’ it read.