I cant wait to get started on this iconic show Outside of presenting, Rhys is an ambassador for Place2Be, a charity which provides psychological health services in schools.Sharing his news on Instagram, the presenter composed: ITS HAPPENING, Strictly 2021!!! Im shaking! Back then: John won the 3rd series of The Great British Bake Off, in 2012, at the age of 23 (envisioned in 2016) John utilized his GBBO popularity for great, when he won the show and began fighting for LGBTQ rights. Earlier this week, the first three names were announced for this years show.McFly pop star Tom, Peep Show star Robert and speaker AJ were exposed on Wednesdays edition of The One Show, with the rest of the names set to be drip-fed to fans over the next couple of weeks.Tom, 36, has big shoes to fill on Strictly. The shows Christmas special will likewise be back, with the show set to start in its normal early-autumn time slot, rather than in October, like last year.Its stated rather than a less number of celebs, the full 15 will be taking part again, having actually cut this to 12 last series. Program employer Sarah James stated: We are all so unfortunate that we will not be able to get to Blackpool this year however cant wait to be back dancing at the one and just Blackpool Tower Ballroom in the futureSTRICTLY COME DANCING 2021: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?
CBBC presenter Rhys Stephenson has actually been announced as the fifth celeb to take part in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing. The star, 27, who is the best understood as the face of kidss tv channel CBBC, will join AJ Odudu, GBBOs John Whaite, Robert Webb and Tom Fletcher in the line-up. Rhys said he is buzzing to be a part of Strictly and cant wait to start rehearsals for the show, set to air this autumn. Keep dancing! CBBC presenter Rhys Stephenson has actually been revealed as the fifth star to participate in the brand-new series of Strictly Come DancingThe presenter exposed his finalizing on Newsround on Friday and said: I have dreamt about being on this program, and I know for a reality that it is going to exceed every expectation. I can not wait to experience everything: the outfits, the orchestra, even Craigs glare. I am all set. As well as presenting CBBC live, Rhys as likewise provided a few of the most significant shows across the CBBC slate, consisting of Blue Peter and Saturday Mash-Up!, and appeared on The Dengineers and Newsround. Delighted: Rhys, who is the finest called the face of kidss tv channel CBBC, said he is buzzing to be a part of Strictly Taking to Instagram Rhys composed: ITS HAPPENING, Strictly 2021!!! Im shaking! I cant wait to get begun on this renowned program Outside of presenting, Rhys is an ambassador for Place2Be, a charity which offers mental health services in schools.Sharing his news on Instagram, the speaker wrote: ITS HAPPENING, Strictly 2021!!! Im shaking! I cant wait to start on this renowned program, I want it all, the sequins, the outfits, Craigs glare, BRING IT. Rhys finalizing comes after Great British Bake Off winner John revealed he will be one-half of the programs very first all-male partnership. Making history: Rhys finalizing comes after Great British Bake Off winner John exposed he will be one-half of the shows first all-male partnershipAfter much debate during the programs 17 year run over the possibility of a same-sex pairing, Strictly is lastly addressing the call for modification with John delightedly applauding the fantastic action forward in representation and addition. He said: “Whats exciting for me, is that Im going to be one half of the very first all-male collaboration, which is a great advance in representation and inclusion. John later on took to Instagram to thank fans for their assistance, as he broke down in tears while talking into the electronic camera. John went on: Im so grateful, fired up, and worried to be joining the Strictly household … Ive been using sequins and jazzy clothing considering that I was three years old and cant wait to toss myself, full throttle, around the most attractive dance flooring in the world … Yay! After the statement, he required to Instagram to tearfully celebrate the news: Oh my god, you guys, Im in fact weeping real tears due to the fact that of how great youre all being” Whoever it is Im paired with, I hope they are up for an obstacle as I want our regimens to include lots of amazing lifts! After the announcement, he required to Instagram to tearfully commemorate the news: Oh my god, you people, theres many nice messages already and Ive only simply come off air and Im really crying real tears since of how nice youre all being … Im so ecstatic to be on Strictly, its a dream come true and its a lot more of a dream to be doing the first all-male partnership and I hope that there are kids seeing who look up and think, “Its all right to be who you are”. So thanks for all the messages, Im returning to bed, lots of love! John won the 3rd series of The Great British Bake Off, in 2012, at the age of 23. John has actually presented various TELEVISION shows and presently has a weekly cooking segment on Stephs Packed Lunch. He has actually composed for a variety of newspaper and publications on the topics of food and psychological health, and has actually released five cookery books. John likewise runs his own cookery school, John Whaites Kitchen. Back then: John won the third series of The Great British Bake Off, in 2012, at the age of 23 (pictured in 2016) John used his GBBO fame for great, when he won the show and began defending LGBTQ rights. He appeared on the cover of the UK gay culture magazine Attitude with his now husband-to-be, Paul Atkins, to whom he ended up being participated in 2017. He discussed his experience of coming out, stating: I didnt really know any gay people because it was still a little a sensitive subject, especially being a working class northern lad– it wasnt frequently discussed … But I really admired my pals at drama who were all very fabulous darling and they really assisted me through it. I absolutely want to marry Paul (my partner of 5 years– not Paul Hollywood!) due to the fact that I love him and respect him a lot … Tough: John spoke of how post-GBBO fame impacted him after going on a downward spiral and even speaking of the behaviour of BBC in his woes I understand I dont want to be with anyone else and I have evaluated what else is out there! When it concerns cake, Ill be making lots of our families favourites! John spoke of how post-GBBO fame affected him after going on a down spiral and even speaking of the behaviour of BBC in his concerns. He stated: Some days I d want I had never ever been on the program, due to the fact that in truth, it absolutely derailed me from a consistent lifepath. I could blame the production business or the BBC. It would be easy to blame and state they provided me no advice on how to manage the transience of the market, or how to comprehend the temporariness of my appeal. Delight: He thanked fans and followers for their assistance They didnt, and possibly in the wake of truth TV star crises and suicides, there should be a severe reform of the way contributors are gotten ready for, and assisted through, their post-show life. But I do not think it would have made an ounce of distinction even if they had. Addiction to the razzle dazzle came naturally to the vibrant me … What I failed to keep in mind though, was that age-old mantra: beware what you long for. Since as the next batch of Bake Off stars emerged, my appeal shrank. Year on year, the working days ended up being fewer and financial deals were smaller. The life to which I had actually become accustomed gradually dissolved. With more days alone at house, waiting by the phone like a distressed 1980s teen prompting their crush to call, my currently depressed state of mind intensified … I consumed more than I should have and published unwisely on Instagram and Twitter. If I knew then what I understood now, would I do it all again? Definitely. I d approach it so differently. Line-up: It comes after the very first 3 names have been announced for Strictly Come Dancing 2021 [pictured McFlys Tom Fletcher (L) and presenter AJ Odudu (R)] Previously today, the very first three names were revealed for this years show.McFly pop star Tom, Peep Show actor Robert and speaker AJ were revealed on Wednesdays edition of The One Show, with the rest of the names set to be drip-fed to fans over the next number of weeks.Tom, 36, has huge shoes to fill on Strictly. His McFly bandmate Harry Judd won the show in 2011. And Toms other half Giovanna Fletcher is the reigning champ of Im A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! Starring role: Peep Show star Robert Webb is also taking to the flooring Robert, 48, makes certain to feel the pressure too, after he squeezed into a glossy leotard to take the title of Lets Dance For Comic Relief in 2009, performing What A Feeling from 80s film Flashdance, beating the similarity Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness to the title. 2021 has been a hectic year for AJ, 33, who has actually featured on 14 TELEVISION programs, consisting of Cooking With The Stars and Celebrity Karaoke Club. She has appeared as a panelist on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two in the past, too. The 3 participants were revealed one by one with The One Show presenter Alex Jones revealing they were given the code names of Buzz Lightyear (Tom), Spoongebob Squarepants (Robert) and Marge Simpson (AJ). Huge shoes to fill! Toms McFly bandmate Harry Judd won Strictly n 2011 [L] while Robert squeezed into a shiny leotard to take the title of Lets Dance For Comic Relief in 2009 [R] Music and dancing: Tom is on quarter of boy band McFly [visualized last week with Dougie Poynter and Danny Jones] Thrilled: Tom was the very first celebrity said and revealed: Im so delighted the news is out its been so difficult keeping it secret Over the moon: In a declaration, Tom stated: I believe the fact that Im actually going to be dancing on Strictly this year has only simply begun to sink in Cackling: Tom also shared his siss amusing response to the news on Instagram, where it appeared she was next to herself with laughterThe veteran dance program was famously disrupted in 2020 thanks to the continuous COVID-19 pandemic. However it appears things are back to normal in 2021 – apart from one or 2 factors still deemed too difficult to navigate amid the worldwide health crisis.Show manager Sarah James informed The Mirror: Were so delighted that Strictly will be returning for a full-length series this year, and understand just how much viewers are eagerly anticipating getting their complete Strictly fix and seeing the return of much-loved specials. We are all so unfortunate that we wont be able to get to Blackpool this year however cant wait to be back dancing at the one and only Blackpool Tower Ballroom in the future. The Blackpool episode normally happens near completion of the series, but was axed in 2015 with constraints tossing up logistical problems on the production. Undertone of fear: Robert was the next star announced, together with a humorous clip of his 2009 Comic Relief performance Overjoyed: AJ was the 3rd candidate announced and told how she kept her participation in the series a trick from her mother Florence, who was seeing at homeBut 2021 will consist of the shows themed weeks – such as film week, musicals week and Halloween week.Last year, these were ditched, showing too made complex to handle amidst the pandemic. The programs Christmas special will likewise be back, with the show set to begin in its typical early-autumn time slot, instead of in October, like last year.Its stated instead of a less number of superstars, the full 15 will be taking part again, having cut this to 12 last series. Still a no-go: Blackpool has actually been axed AGAIN due to the continuous pandemicThere are also prepares to renew the live audience too – another element prohibited last season.Isolation will remain in place for the professional dancers. This will see them sent to a hotel near the Strictly studios in Hertfordshire several weeks ahead of the shows return.The celebrities will also not have the usual three-week space in between being paired with their pros and dancing for the very first time on live TELEVISION. This has been minimized to one week thanks to logistical aspects. Program manager Sarah James stated: We are all so unfortunate that we will not have the ability to get to Blackpool this year however cant wait to be back dancing at the one and just Blackpool Tower Ballroom in the futureSTRICTLY COME DANCING 2021: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS? TOM FLETCHER Age: 36Profession: McFly musicianTom states: Im so happy the news is out its been so difficult keeping it secret. Equal parts excited and horrified. Fun reality: Toms McFly bandmate Harry Judd won Strictly Come Dancing in 2011. Toms better half Giovanna Fletcher is the ruling champ of Im A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!ROBERT WEBB Age: 48Profession: Actor and comedianRobert states: Its very interesting however with a minor undertone of shuddering terror. Fun Fact: Robert squeezed into a glossy leotard to take the title of Lets Dance For Comic Relief in 2009, performing What A Feeling from 80s film Flashdance, beating the likes of Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness to the title. RHYS STEPHENSON Age: 27Profession: CBBC speaker Rhys states: I have dreamt about being on this program, and I know for a truth that it is going to surpass every expectation Fun reality: Rhys has been a star considering that the age of 10, carrying out along with Matt Smith and Hugh Bonneville. AJ ODUDU Age: 33Profession: TELEVISION presenter AJ states: I believe its going to be truly tough. I cant wait on the sequins, the wigs, the glamour and the glamour. Fun Fact: AJ has actually looked like a panelist on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two in the past, too. JOHN WHAITE Age: 33Profession: Great British Bake Off Winner and TV chef John states: Im so grateful, thrilled, and nervous to be joining the Strictly 2021 household … Ive been using sequins and jazzy attire because I was 3 years old and cant wait to hurl myself, complete throttle, around the most glamorous dance floor in the world Fun Fact: John is set tp be part of the very first all-male partnering – the very first in 17 years of the program.