Social media influencer Tilly Ramsay and The Crown and Cranford actor Greg Wise are the modern day celebrities to be a part of the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 line-up.
Ramsay, regarded for her CBBC exhibit and for being the daughter of chef Gordon, stated she “can’t wait to get my dancing footwear on and exhibit my dad how it’s done”.
Wise rose to repute in the 1995 movie Sense and Sensibility, on which he met his future spouse Dame Emma Thompson.
They will be amongst the 15 contestants when the BBC exhibit returns this autumn.
Wise additionally wrote the movie Last Christmas with Dame Emma, whom he married in 2003.
He devoted his Strictly look to his late sister Clare, with whom he wrote the e book Not That Kind of Love .
“My stunning sister used to be a big disco queen,” stated Wise. “She left our world nearly precisely 5 years in the past in a glitter ball coffin. This is for her.”
‘Don’t date these dancers’
Tilly Ramsay, 19, has extra than 9.5 million followers on TikTok, the place she in many instances posts humorous movies of herself and her well-known father.
He wished her properly in a video on ITV’s This Morning, signing off with the warning: “Don’t date these dancers.”
She is recognized for offering CBBC’s Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch, which acquired three Children’s Bafta TV Award nominations, and has posted a prepare dinner book.
Asked if she concept she had an benefit by using posting dance movies on TikTok, she replied: “Yeah, I wager that’s true. You’ve acquired to examine them and you’ve acquired to take into account them for the video, however thankfully that’s now not stay and you can do as many takes as you need.”
She added: “I’ve tried dancing earlier than when I was once an awful lot younger. Mum put us all in ballet and we weren’t very exact so we moved into soccer camp. So it’s truly no longer my strength.”
Five greater celebrities continue to be to be printed for the nineteenth series, which is anticipated to be the regular size after being barely shorter in 2020 due to the fact of the Covid pandemic.
On Wednesday, the BBC declined to remark on a story in The Sun newspaper that expert dancer Nadiya Bychkova had examined superb for Covid in the course of the first week of preparations for filming.
Bruno Tonioli will be absent from the judges’ desk this year, changed via long-serving expert dancer Anton Du Beke. Four new gurus have additionally been revealed.
Here are the different 2021 superstar contestants so far:
Dan Walker has been a everyday presenter of BBC Breakfast considering that 2016, when he changed Bill Turnbull.
He stated on Tuesday he was once “excited, a little bit worried, generally terrified” about becoming a member of Strictly.
Keen sports activities fan Walker introduced BBC Olympic Breakfast in the course of this year’s games. He additionally hosted Football Focus for 12 years and has blanketed many most important events, together with Wimbledon, the Grand National and Royal Ascot.
Other providing roles have protected The One Show and Songs of Praise.
He added: “My children have solely ever requested me to go on two shows… Saturday Mash Up and Strictly. I did Saturday Mash Up this summer time so… it’s time to embody the sequins.”
Katie McGlynn in the meantime stated she was once getting equipped “to shake my shimmy”.
“I’m genuinely now not a dancer, however I’m so excited to research a new talent on this loopy experience and can’t wait to slip into some sequins alongside the way,” she said.
The actress, who performs newcomer Becky Quentin in Hollyoaks, previously starred as Sinead Tinker in Coronation Street. The position earned her a Bafta nomination and a National Television Award in 2020. She additionally featured in the BBC One drama collection Waterloo Road and The Syndicate.
“A lot of my roles have worried pretty serious and difficult storylines, so I’m utterly equipped to let my hair down and do some thing different, even if it is definitely outdoor of my alleviation zone,” she added.