TOM FLETCHER & AMY DOWDEN
Age of Celebrity: 36
Job: musician McFly
Tom says: “I’m so glad the news got out, it was so hard to keep it a secret. Equally excited and terrified.
Fun fact: Tom McFly’s 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 & DIANNE BUSWELL
Age of Celebrity: 48
Job: Actor and comedian
Robert says: “It’s very exciting but with a slight undertone of quivering terror.”
Fun fact: Robert tightened up in a shiny leotard to win the title of Let’s Dance For Comic Relief in 2009, performing What A Feeling from the ’80s Flashdance movie, beating Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness to the title.
RHYS STEPHENSON & NANCY XU
Age of Celebrity: 27
Job: CBBC presenter
Rhys says: “I have dreamed of participating in this show and I know for a fact that it will exceed all expectations”
Fun fact: Rhys has been an actor since the age of ten, alongside Matt Smith and Hugh Bonneville.
KATIE MCGLYNN & GORKA MARQUEZ
Age of Celebrity: 28
Katie says: “I’m definitely not a dancer, but I’m so excited to learn a new skill on this crazy journey and can’t wait to slip into some glitter along the way.”
Fun fact: Katie, who played Sinead Tinker in Corrie, won an NTA for Best Serial Drama Performance in 2020.
TILLY RAMSAY & NIKITA KUZMIN
Age of Celebrity: 19
Job: CBBC presenter
Tilly says: “I’m going to put my heart and soul into it and can’t wait to put on my dancing shoes!”
Fun fact: Tilly’s dad is celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and the couple often star in TikTok dance videos.
NINA WADIA & NEIL JONES
Age of Celebrity: 52
Nina says: “I think I should do this before I get too old and can’t walk anymore. I just want to take life by the horns and enjoy it.
Fun fact: Nina is an Ambassador for JDRF and received an OBE in the 2021 New Years Honor List.
ADAM PEATY & KATYA JONES
Age of Celebrity: 26
Adam says: “I can’t wait to do something totally different and challenge myself away from the pool.”
Fun fact: Adam becomes the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title at Tokyo 2020.
UGO MONYE & OTI MABUSE
Age of Celebrity: 38
Job: Rugby player and sports expert
Ugo says: ‘What a dream come true! Strictly is the greatest entertainment show on TV and I can’t wait to show everyone that I have more than daddy’s dance moves.
Fun fact: Starting his rugby career at the Harlequins in 2002, Ugo made 241 appearances for the club where he scored 89 tries, won a Premiership and made his England debut in 2008.