COMEDIAN Jayde Adams has confirmed she has signed up for Strictly Come Dancing 2022.
The Bristolian actress and writer announced on Radio 5 that she will be joining actor Will Mellor, 46, and Loose Women star Kaye Adams, who was revealed as part of the dance line-up earlier this week.
Comedian Jayde Adams has signed up for Strictly Come Dancing
Radio stars Scott Mills and Chris Stark announced the news on Saturday morning.
Scott told listeners: “It’s now time to find out another celebrity going in….
“I think they are going to run out of people.
“So Strictly starts mid September, so far we’ve got Kaye Adams, Will Mellor, Kym Marsh and Richie Anderson.”
The presenting duo were given clues to help guess the identity of the fifth famous face.
“Lets announce another name, so we’ve been saying all morning we don’t know who it is,” Scott said.
“The clues we’ve had so far, their code name is Chihuahua, they’re quite a WAG, and they were recently involved in a high profile court case.”
Scott revealed: “It’s the brilliant Jayde Adams, who did the show last week.”
The comedian appeared live on the show and revealed that she has officially signed up to the dancing competition.
She told Scott and Chris that is was difficult to not spill the beans and the clues given were all red herrings.
The comedy star said: “I’m up at the Edinburgh Festival, I’ve had to not go out to not drink and tell people.
“My family know, my mum and dad know but I really kept it quiet.”
Scott pointed out that Jayde has some dancing experience, with her replying: “Yeah I think I might be alright, it’s been a very long time since I danced.
“I did it as a kid with my sister, it’s been a very long time since I did it, I decided it was too much hard work and went into acting and eventually into comedy. But it’s in there, it will come out.”
The star said she was thrilled to be picked for a spot on the popular BBC One show and is buzzing to get her dancing shoes on.
“I cannot tell you both how much this means to me, I’ve watched this show since 2004, there was a brief hiatus in 2011 when I moved to London and was gigging every Saturday and couldn’t watch the show,” she continued.
“But I love the show and I’m just thrilled to get in in t and whoever they give me, I don’t mind.
“If I get kicked out in that first week, I will know that I got on Strictly and for me that’s enough.”
Jayde, who is an Emmy nominated comedian from Bristol, has appeared on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, House Of Games and hosts show Snackmasters. She also hosts Crazy Delicious on Netflix.
She is the winner of the 2014 Funny Women award and 2016 nominee for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
Yesterday, TV star Kaye was joined by Denise Welch, Sunetra Sarker and Carol McGiffin on Friday’s episode of Loose Women, as they kept viewers guessing which panellist had signed up to the dancing competition.
Kaye then confirmed the news as the Strictly theme tune played in the back.
Panellist Nadia Sawalha asked how she was feeling, looking nervous, Kaye said: “I can’t dance at all, I’ve got two left feet.”
“I’m absolutely terrified, as Nadia says as a supportive friend you can’t dance, it’s absolutely true.
“It will be a journey. I can think of a million reasons not to do this and when these gorgeous dancers came on I nearly exited from both ends of my body.
“But I thought I would regret it when September comes.”
She follows in a long line of her co-stars to appear on the dance series — including Ruth Langsford, 62, and Judi Love, 42.
A source said: “Kaye is a classic Strictly signing. She ticks so many boxes.
“She’s been keeping it a closely guarded secret for some time.
“Even her own co-stars have been kept in the dark.”
Will played Gaz Wilkinson in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet Of Crisps.
He was named as The Celeb Report revealed Coronation Street actress-turned- TV-presenter Kym Marsh, 46, had also signed.
Richie Anderson, star of Zoe Ball’s Breakfast show on Radio 2, is the third person the BBC1 dance contest has officially announced.
Back in June we revealed Richie was set to sign for the Saturday night favourite as he was a die-hard fan.
In a statement, Richie said: “This is a dream come true! I cannot wait to get in those sparkles and sequins and shimmy across the most famous dance floor in the world!
“Strictly is the ultimate feel good show, as soon as I hear that iconic theme tune it’s just pure escapism.
“I’m going to have to cancel my legendary Strictly launch night kitchen party that I throw every year, I’m sure my friends and family will understand.
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“It’s also a massive honour to be part of an all-male dance partnership, it’s so important we have that inclusion on such a huge show.”
Strictly is expected to start earlier this year to avoid clashing with the World Cup, which is being held in Qatar in November and December.