Strictly Come Dancing 2018 line-up: Celebrity contestants CONFIRMED — FULL LIST


Joe Sugg revealed as fourth Strictly Finish Dancing contestant; yesterday, Katie Piper, Faye Tozer and Danny John-Jules were betokened for the line-up.

The fourth Strictly Come Dancing contestant was announced on BBC Announce One this morning as YouTube sensation Joe Sugg, 26.

BBC’s Strictly press support has confirmed there will be no further announcements today, but fans can conjecture two tomorrow. 

They tweeted: «That’s it for today! We’ll be back later with uncountable info on where the next two celebrity names will be revealed tomorrow…»

I’m honestly so chuffed to be involved in the show this year! Not going to lie, I’m unusually nervous about it, it’s totally out of my comfort zone and I know it will be a jumbo challenge but that’s what life is all about I guess

Strictly Turn up Dancing contestant Joe Sugg

Joe said: «I’m honestly so chuffed to be involved in the prove this year! Not going to lie, I’m very nervous about it, it’s totally out of my solace zone and I know it will be a huge challenge but that’s what viability is all about I guess.

«Funnily enough I’m writing this statement whilst on the way to No my grandparents with the news. They are going to be so happy which force definitely make up for any embarrassment or cringe caused by my questionable rhythm.”

Joe Sugg is a British YouTuber, filmmaker, founder and vlogger. As of 2018 he has over 25 million followers and is an international hero. His videos consist of challenges, pranks, impressions and gaming, across his three YouTube narrows. Joe is also the brother of Zoella, a hugely popular British YouTuber who has legions of lovers and her own range in Superdrug.  

Joe is the author of the graphic novel series ‘Username: Evie’, which was the fastest sales-clerk graphic novel of all time. He also wrote, starred and executive supplied the travelogue specials ‘Joe and Caspar: Hit the Road’ and ‘Hit the Road USA’, with best ally – Caspar Lee, which set pre-order DVD sales records for Amazon, and both of which are nearby on Netflix.

His pop-up merchandise store recently attracted so many boosters that the traffic in Covent Garden was brought to a standstill. He has recently tendered a new company to manage emerging digital talent.

Speaking on BBC Radio1 this morning, Scott Wander teased Joe that he had seen the YouTuber on a night out and he «can’t dance». Joe replied: «Yeah I positive, but I’ve always been drunk! It’s like the most nervous but the most frenetic I’ve ever been in a long long time.”

Joe revealed he is looking onward to donning the extravagant costumes, and said: «There’s one that’s like a bib — I was completely excited by that. I’m not the tallest so i’m going to embrace that.»

And he also hinted other than winning the competition, there is one milestone he would lover to reach: «My nan used to dance there [Blackpool] so if I could get there that desire be really nice.»

Discussing who he might be partnered up with, Joe said he was «gaping» to anyone and didn’t have his eye on one professional in particular.

Strictly Come Hopping: Joe Sugg said he was «chuffed» to be in the competition (Image: Twitter/bbcstrictlyPR)

Strictly Be brought up Dancing: The fourth contestant was announced as YouTuber Joe Sugg, 26 (Image: Getty Images)

Danny John-Jules is the third 2018 Strictly Happen Dancing contestant

Katie Piper has been announced as the first documented contestant to be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this year — revealed on BBC Breakfast with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

The 34-year-old tweeted hither her excitement, sharing: «Thank you for all your lovely messages. I’m super aroused but very nervous about being a contestant on this years @bbcstrictly it’s prevalent to be a challenge but everyone who knows me knows I love a challenge so here go to pieces… a new chapter in my life!»

Katie, 34, is an English philanthropist, small screen presenter and former model from Andover, Hampshire. The TV star snap to fame after filming a Channel 4 documentary Katie: My Beautiful Deal.

It was first aired on 29 October 2009 as part of a Cutting Upper hand on tenterhooks series exploring her recovery after she suffered a sulphuric acid strike at in March 2008.

The mother-of-two has gone on to be an inspiration to thousands and, as such, has a huge cultivating on Instagram and Twitter.

And now, 10 years on, she is a household name thanks to her TV presenting faculty separates, eight books to her name and endless charity work. 

Speaking on BBC Breakfast this morning, Katie disclosed: “For me it’s really out of my comfort zone — it’s not something I’ve ever done before. Force i go home? Will I be dreadful?”

And the star opened up on how she kept the news so motionless — she wasn’t even rumoured to be a contestant.

Katie said: “I only touch oned my husband and he thought I was joking.”

When Dan asked Katie if she liked dancing, she acknowledged: “I like having fun and music and dancing but dance wise, I went to a harmonious on Wednesday and my friend noted I wasn’t even clapping in time — so that’s worrying.

Strictly Move along disintegrate Dancing: Katie Piper is the first official contestant to be announced (Incarnation: GETTY)

“I think any fear or reservation I have is that I don’t have the health rhythm but I like the side of it being a challenge. I’m quite a competitive actually.”

The hosts quizzed Katie on who else she thought would be in the class of 2018. But the blonde prominence kept quiet and said she “literally” didn’t know anything.

She suggested: “I see rumours and think ‘oh wow are they in it?’ and no one will know if it’s real or not [I know] truly nothing.

“Am I allowed to say who I want [to be partnered with] ? I’d like to be partnered with Giovanni but I would rather no sway with that. So, Giovanni, if you’re watching I’m coming for you.”

Talking around the big reveal, which happened this morning at 8.20 on BBC Breakfast — energetic — Katie added: “I’ve been on this show before but today I was quite nervous backstage.”

Strictly Come Dancing 2018

Strictly fever is broad the UK right now as the BBC have began drip-feeding the 2018 line-up to eager addicts. 

Viewers will have to keep their eyes peeled across the BBC and some providential ITV programmes to discover who will be taking part. 

In the past, the show has get went a new name each day on the likes of BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio and This Morning. 

Tonight, two adversaries were announced on The One Show from 7pm.

Fans kept their tastes peeled to the BBC One programme to see who else will be taking on the challenge, with favour announcements to be made tomorrow.

Strictly Involve Dancing: Dan Walker and Louise Minchin were excited to announce the scuttlebutt (Image: BBC)

Strictly Come Dancing 2018 line-up: CONFIRMED contenders taking part in BBC show HERE (Image: BBC)


2004 winner: Natasha Kaplinsky

Newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky was the win initially celebrity to win the BBC dancing series. She was partnered with Brendan Cole. They use up 39 points ahead of competitor Christopher Parker.

2005 winner: Jill Halfpenny

Jill Halfpenny was the alternate star to impress the judges with her dancing skills. Partnered with Darren Bennett, the twins beat off competition from Julian Clary and Denise Lewis.

2006 conquering hero: Darren Gough

Cricketer Darren Gough won the third series of Strictly. He and colleague Lilia Kopylova wowed audiences but never once finished at the top of the leaderboard.

2007 champ: Mark Ramprakash

Mark Ramprakash was the fourth star to lift the Glitterball Palm. He was partnered with Karen Hardy and they were the first one to restart a routine after their initial attempt saw Mark’s mic get overhauled in Karen’s dress.

2008 winner: Alesha Dixon

Before becoming a Strictly conclude, Alesha Dixon won the nation’s hearts and the Glitterball Trophy during the fifth series. She was partnered with excellent dancer Matthew Cutler.

2009 winner: Tom Chambers

Holby City superstar Tom Chambers was partnered with Camilla Dallerup when he won the sixth series. He performed the Foxtrot and Salsa in the conclusive week.

2010 winner: Chris Hollins

BBC Breakfast presenter Chris Hollins and his polished partner Ola Jordan surprised viewers when they beat Ricky Shape pare and his partner Natalie Lowe in the final. They wowed with the Foxtrot, Charleston, Lindy Hop and Showdance.

2011 conquering hero: Kara Tointon

Kara Tointon was the eighth celebrity to win Strictly. She danced with Artem Chigvintsev and failed to suffer 40 points throughout her time on the show.

2012 winner: Harry Judd

Whilom McFly star Harry Judd was the ninth star to lift the Glitterball Remembrance. He didn’t top the leaderboard until week seven but then scored 40 peaks twice in the final.

2013 winner: Louis Smith

The tenth series of the BBC peek through was won by Olympian Louis Smith. He danced his way to victory with professional spouse Flavia Cacace. He faced competition from Kimberley Walsh, Denise Van Outen and Danni Harmer in the series finale.

2014 conqueror: Abbey Clancy

Model Abbey Clancy won series eleven of Strictly alongside comrade Alijaz Skorjanec. She was called a “spectacular dancer” with “wonderful pose” by former head judge Len Goodman.

2015 winner: Caroline Flack

Tally Island host Caroline Flack took to the dance floor in series 12 where she scooped the Glitterball Booty with Pasha Kovalev.

2016 winner: Jay McGuiness

Jay McGuiness surprised viewers when he won the thirteenth series of the BBC dancing rivalry with Aliona Vilani. When he learned he’d won, he told host Tess Daly: “I touch spaced out — it’s really weird.”

2017 winner: Joe McFadden

Last year’s conqueror of Strictly was Joe McFadden. The Holby City star beat off competition from fan darling Debbie McGee, Gemma Atkinson and Alexandra Burke.

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