YouTube star Joe Sugg is fourth celebrity confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing line up

The 26-year-old, who is the brother of famous vlogger Zoella,  announced he was taking part on today's BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show with Scott Mills, following weeks of speculation.

Speaking about taking part, the star – who is the first YouTuber to get a coveted spot on the BBC show- said: "I'm honestly so chuffed to be involved in the show this year!

"Not going to lie, I'm very nervous about it, it's totally out of my comfort zone and I know it will be a huge challenge but that's what life is all about I guess."

Joe, who revealed his grandparents are huge fans of the BBC Latin and ballroom show, is a hugely successful YouTube star with over 25 million followers from around the world.

His videos consist of challenges, pranks, impressions and gaming, across his three channels.

He is also the author of the tremendously successful graphic novel series Username: Evie, which was the fastest selling graphic novel of all time.

Joe also wrote, starred and executive produced the travelogue specials Joe and Caspar: Hit the Road and Hit the Road USA, with best friend – Caspar Lee.

Yesterday three other names were confirmed for the show –  Katie Piper, Faye Tozer and Red Dwarf actor Danny John Jones.

Last night, Danny,  57, said he couldn’t wait to get started on the show and was looking forward to joining the line up.

As well as starring as Cat in cult show Red Dwarf, Danny – who is a trained dancer – has also appeared in Death In Paradise.

It was revealed in April 2018 that he had quit the show after seven years.

Danny has also enjoyed a film career and supplied voices for the classic film Labyrinth, as well as starring in Little Shop of Horrors, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and Blade II.


Steps star Faye appeared alongside Danny on The One Show last night and batted off claims she had an unfair advantage because of her experience.

Hinting she was talking about Danny, Faye said:  “I think you'll find a few of us have [dancing backgrounds].”

The first name revealed by The Sun for the show was Capital FM DJ Vick Hope.

The Sun exclusively revealed Pussycat Dolls star Ashley Roberts had signed on the dotted line.

They will be joined by This Morning’s Dr Ranj Singh, who is yet to be officially announced.

Fans can expect the show to start again in September, with Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood.

It has been confirmed that the red carpet launch will take place on August 27, with the launch show taking place on August 31.



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