"I am really excited" This celebrity contestant is returning to Strictly Come Dancing!

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Strictly Come Dancing star Joe Sugg is making a surprise comeback for the new series as he prepares to host the official podcast for the show alongside Kim Winston.

Fans of Strictly Come Dancing will remember that 27-year-old YouTuber Joe Sugg was a runner up last year, and he's back again for the new series - but this time he'll be behind the scenes instead of on the dance floor.

Joe, who is now dating his professional dance partner from the show, Dianne Buswell, has revealed his new Strictly role will see him going backstage to get all the exciting gossip for BBC Sounds listeners.

It has also been revealed that Joe will be joining forces with Kim Winston, who is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to Strictly after working on the show for a decade.

Joe Sugg and girlfriend Diane Buswell

The podcast will consist of 30 episodes, which will be released weekly on Sundays and Thursdays, and will bring listeners exclusive behind the scenes content.

There will even be four bonus episodes which look at the new couples for 2019, the Christmas special, and the 2020 Strictly Come Dancing tour.

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Listeners can also expect to hear interviews with the contestants, the professional dancers and, of course, the infamous judges.

Speaking of his new role, Joe said: "I am really excited to be continuing my Strictly experience this year by hosting the podcast.

Joe Sugg and Shirley Ballas

"The best laughs happen backstage, so I can't wait to share these special moments with the fans at home."

Kim added: "I have worked behind the scenes on Strictly Come Dancing for the past 10 years and am absolutely delighted to be hosing the podcast alongside Strictly superstar Joe.

"We will be taking listeners backstage twice a week to hear all the gossip from the studio and training rooms, making it the ultimate addition to the show."

Last year the podcast pressing role went to Radio 1 presenter Scott Mills, who in turn had taken over from 2017 winner Ore Oduba.

Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One on Saturday 7th September.