Strictly speaking Craig Revel Horwood admits he has to watch what he says for fear of being ‘cancelled’
TOM FLETCHER & AMY DOWDEN
Age of celebrities: 36
Profession: McFly musician
Tom says: “I’m so glad the news is out that it’s been so hard to keep it a secret. Equal parts excited and terrified.’
Fun fact: Tom’s McFly 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 celebrities: 48
Profession: Actor and comedian
Robert says: “It’s very exciting, but with a slight undertone of trembling fear.”
Fun fact: Robert donned a shiny leotard to take on the title of Let’s Dance For Comic Relief in 2009 and played What A Feeling from the 1980s movie Flashdance, beating the likes of Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness for the title.
RHYS STEPHENSON & NANCY XU
Age of celebrities: 27
Profession: CBBC presents
rhys says: ‘I’ve dreamed of being on this show, and I’m sure it will exceed every expectation’
Fun fact: Rhys has been an actor since the age of ten along with Matt Smith and Hugh Bonneville.
KATIE MCGLYNN & GORKA MARQUEZ
Age of celebrities: 28
Katie says: “I’m not much of a dancer, but I’m so excited to learn a new skill on this crazy journey and can’t wait to put on some sequins 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 celebrities: 19
Profession: CBBC presents
Tilly says: “I’m going to put my heart and soul into this and can’t wait to put on my dancing shoes!”
Fun fact: Tilly’s father is celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and the pair often star in dancing TikTok videos.
NINA WADIA & NEIL JONES
Age of celebrities: 52
Nina says: “I think I should do this before I’m too old and can’t walk. I just want to take life by the horns and just enjoy it.’
Fun fact: Nina is a JDRF Ambassador and was awarded an OBE in the 2021 New Year’s Honors List.
ADAM PEATY & KATYA JONES
Age of celebrities: 26
Adam says: “I’m really looking forward to doing something completely different and challenging myself outside the pool.”
Fun fact: Adam becomes the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title in Tokyo 2020.
UGO MONYE & OTI MABUSES
Age of celebrities: 38
Profession: Rugby player and sports expert
ugo says: ‘What a dream come true! Strictly is the biggest entertainment show on TV and I can’t wait to show everyone that I have more than just my dad’s dance moves.
Fun fact: Ugo began his rugby career with Harlequins in 2002, making 241 appearances for the club, scoring 89 tries, winning a Premiership and making his England debut in 2008.