Strictly Come Dancing confirms fourth and fifth contestants for new series

Strictly Come Dancing has confirmed their fourth and fifth contestants for the upcoming series.

The BBC dancing show has signed YouTube star Saffron Barker for their new series that will be starting this autumn.

News of the social media star’s upcoming appearance was confirmed when she appeared on Heart Radio earlier today, confirming that she would appear on the show.

Speaking about her upcoming gig, the lifestyle blogger, who will be the second YouTube star to appear on the nationwide hit after Joe Sugg participated last year, said she’s hoping that fans of her channel will support her appearance on the show.

‘I think that’s what I’m most nervous for,’ the 19-year-old, who has 1.2million Instagram followers and 2.2million subscribers on YouTube, said to Heart.

‘I think that everyone who follows me will support me as much as possible.’

She added that she expects there to be some backlash from viewers who don’t think of her as a ‘celebrity’.

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‘I think the same sort of thing will happen probably,’ she continued.

‘But I think once I get on the show, the public will get to know me as they got to know Joe, because as time went on his personality just shone.’

The show’s fifth competitor was then confirmed earlier today when Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford made the announcement on This Morning.

The TV couple revealed that Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley will be joining the show as the fifth contestant.

In a statement the TV star said: ‘I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. I’m a huge fan of the show.

‘It’ll be my biggest challenge to date as I’m not much of a dancer, but I’ve always wanted to learn the skill and the time feels right! I’m nervous as hell but super excited to work with such talented professionals.

‘Hold onto your jazz shoes… mine is sure to be a bumpy/clumsy/fun ride!’

The YouTube sensation and soap star are the fourth and fifth contestants from this year’s run to be confirmed, after the BBC show confirmed the first three competitors earlier this week.

Appearing on The One Show, England goalkeeper David James, comedian Chris Ramsey and EastEnders star Emma Barton all confirmed that they will be participating in this year’s Strictly.

We can’t wait to see who else will be joining the ranks!