Strictly Come Dancing’s sixth contestant has been revealed

Strictly Come Dancing's line up is quickly coming along, as another contestant has been revealed this morning.

The latest star to join the line up was revealed on BBC Breakfast as BBC sports news presenter Mike Bushell.

Arriving on to the couch, he said that ‘it feels like a weird dream’ and he even thought ‘they’d got the wrong person’ when he first got the call.

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In a statement, Mike said: ‘I am so excited to be joining this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. I’ve heard so many wonderful things from colleagues over the years so thrilled I’m now getting the chance.

‘I know I will completely throw myself into the whole experience and I’m sure will love it from start to finish. I may have tried and profiled over 500 sports over the years in my Saturday morning BBC Breakfast slot but think the Strictly challenge could be the greatest.

‘Bring on the glitter!’

The first three contestant were ‘accidentally’ revealed by former I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! contestant Ian Lee, when he was a guest on Good Morning Britain.

Strictly Come Dancing reveals new professional dancer

He said: ‘They are going to announce the first three contestants tonight on The One Show.

‘It’s supposed to be Sam Allardyce, Anneka Rice and Jamie Laing.’

Interjecting, Ben piped up: ‘Hang on, they’re supposed to be announcing later and you’ve already announced it.’

Acting shocked, Ian laughed: ‘Sorry One Show!’

YouTuber Saffron Barker has also been added to the line-up, as she confirmed the news on Heart Radio, as well as Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley.

The soap star’s news was shared by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on This Morning, and she said in a statement: ‘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!’

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