Last night, Three of the four contestants appeared on BBC Ones’ The One Show along with last years ballroom dancing winner Stacey Dooley.
First up we have a familiar soap face, Emma Barton, who plays Honey Mitchell in one of our soap favorites, Eastenders. Emma stated “I’m very much a dance around your handbag kinda girl…”. Emma is a Strictly fan, and was said to be “over the moon” when asked to appear in the show which is now in its 17th series.
Next up we have David James who is a former England football goalkeeper. In his football career he played for Aston Villa, Liverpool and West Ham. James is very excited to be on strictly. “Not just competing against this year’s stars, but being compared to previous sports starts from previous seasons. I’ll have some big shoes to fill”. Its been hard for all of them to keep it a secret for so long.
Then we have Chris Ramsey, he is said to be “buzzing” about joining the show, and that he had told his friends he was going on the show when they were at a stag do, but they all forgot. Chris is a comedia, but how will he handle the heckling on the Strictly dancefloor!
Funny man Chris Ramsey has got a joke for every topic but can he be taken seriously when it comes to his ballroom dancing? Welcome to the floor @IAmChrisRamsey. ???? #TheOneShow #Strictly @bbcstrictly pic.twitter.com/QG88kqU1nw
— BBC The One Show (@BBCTheOneShow) July 31, 2019
Finally we have Youtuber Saffron Barker who was announced on Heart Radio as the fourth contestant. 19 year old Saffron may not be looking for love on the dancefloor quite yet, “I am very [single], but I haven’t even really thought about that…. I’m just so focused on working hard..” Saffron has over 2 million youtube subscribers to her Youtube channel. Her videos consist of various things from fashion, beauty to lifestyle and music.