Strictly Come Dancing announces Graeme Swann as the sixth celebrity to join the line-up

The sixth person joining Strictly Come Dancing has been announced.

English cricketer Graeme Swann is set to take part in the show after being confirmed as part of the line-up on BBC Radio 2 this evening (August 15).

Presenters Angela Scanlon and OJ Berg, standing in for Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo, spoke to Graeme Swann about their upcoming appearance in the ballroom, asking him about his worst fear about the ballroom.

“Basically just getting it wrong,” he answered. “I’ve never been taught to dance. I don’t know anything!”

While Graeme joked he hasn’t inherited any two-stepping in his genes, he boasted: “I can dance a bit, natural rhythm. I can floss, oh I can floss!”

Graeme has lofty expectations to live up to, since he was part of the England cricket team that brought home the Ashes victory against Australia during his prime. These days, he’s a fixture of the BBC’s Test Match Special broadcasts as a play-by-play analyst.

It’s the second announcement today with Capital FM Breakfast presenter Vick Hope being announced this morning.

Graeme and Vick’s addition to the celebrity line-up comes after yesterday’s announcement that YouTuber Joe Sugg would be taking part. (If you don’t know who Joe is, you can learn about him and what he’s famous for right here.)

Steps singer Faye Tozer and Red Dwarf and Death in Paradise star Danny John-Jules were previously announced to be heading to the dance floor as well, while charity campaigner Katie Piper was the first celebrity officially revealed back at the start of the week.

This year’s professional dancer line-up has gone through a slight shake-up with three new people joining.

Graziano Di Prima, Johannes Radebe and Luba Mushtuk will be joining the returning pros.

Neil Jones, who has served as a pro dancer in the group routines in the past, is also thought to be getting a celebrity partner this year as a replacement for Brendan Cole, who didn’t have his contract renewed.

Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One in the autumn.

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