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Jayde Adams is the fifth celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2022.
The 37-year-old comedian actor and presenter has been a huge fan of the show since its first season and can't wait to join for series 20.
She said: "Since I watched the first series in 2004, I feel like every step I’ve taken in my career over the last 11 years was to be on 'Strictly'. I cannot begin to express the emotions I am feeling, this means so much to me and my family. I’ve always watched it, apart from a brief hiatus in 2011 as I was relentlessly gigging every weekend (to try and get on 'Strictly'). I’ve been a massive fan of the show for years. I feel like I’m watching myself in a dream and I can’t believe I’ve manifested this. Holding this in has been torture for me!"
Jayne was nominated for an Emmy award for her Amazon Prime special 'Serious Black Jumper' and she will star in the upcoming Take That movie 'Greatest Days'.
She is currently performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with her stand-up show 'Men, I Can Save You'.
The news was revealed on Saturday morning (06.08.22) on BBC Radio 5 Live with Scott Mills and Chris Stark.
Jayde joins Kaye Adams, Richie Anderson, Kym Marsh and Will Mellor on the upcoming series.
Kaye is best known as a regular anchor on ITV lunchtime chat show 'Loose Women and confirmed on Friday (05.08.22)'s show that she is "absolutely terrified" to become the latest addition to the lineup for the BBC ballroom competition following a show-stopping revelation staged by a string of professional dancers.
She said: " It's me! I'm absolutely terrified because I can't dance. I could think of a million reasons not to do this. When these gorgeous dancers came on, I nearly exited from both ends of my body but I thought I might be sitting I'm 59 - I've always lied about my age but I've decided to embrace it and so I'm 60 at the end of this year and I thought 'Why not?' I can't make much of a fool of myself!"
The radio host was hugged immediately by her fellow panellists Denise Welch, Sunetra Sarker and Carol McGiffin, and best friend and co-star Nadia Sawalha, who is on holiday at the moment and, appeared via video link to congratulate Kaye on the news.
'Strictly Come Dancing' is set to return to BBC One on September 10.