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Strictly Come Dancing: Who is Aston Merrygold? All you need to know about the JLS singer

Strictly Come Dancing: All you need to know about Aston Merrygold: Aston Merrygold will be appearing in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing [Wenn]

The news of Aston’s involvement in the show comes after it was announced that Emmerdale actress Gemma Atkinson, This Morning host Ruth Langsford, EastEnders star Davood Ghadami and The Saturdays singer Mollie King had all singed up for the dancing show.

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As preparations are made for the new series, here’s all you need to know about Aston Merrygold.

Aston Merrygold is a 29 year old British singer and songwriter and TV star.

Aston Merrygold is known for being in the band JLS who auditioned for The X Factor in 2008 alongside Marvin Humes. JB Gill and Oritsé Williams.

They made it to the semi finals but came in second place to Alexandra Burke who was crowned winner.

Along with his success with JLS, the star took on the role of a TV judge for the Sky One show, Got To Dance.

Since JLS split in 2013, Aston has been working on new music.

Strictly Come Dancing: Who is Aston Merrygold? All you need to know about the JLS singer: The star revealed how excited he was to be joining the show [Getty]

Details of who the celebrities will be partnered up with won’t be revealed until the first episode of the new series.

However fans have already started to speculate that he could be paired with professional dancer Janette Manrara.

Speaking about his excitement at joining the show, Aston said in a statement: “I’m so happy to be joining Strictly 2017, it is such a brilliant show and I’ve followed it for years.

“I’m both nervous and excited to learn from the professionals about a whole new way of dancing!”

Strictly Come Dancing: Who is Aston Merrygold? All you need to know about the JLS singer: The professional dancers have already started to practice [BBC Strictly / Twitter]

Source: http://www.ok.co.uk/tv/strictly-come-dancing/1156105/strictly-come-dancing-who-is-aston-merrygold-age-jls-x-factor-2008-got-to-dance-judge-details

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