Kaye Adams is the latest celebrity confirmed for this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing.'
The 59-year-old journalist is best known as a regular anchor on ITV lunchtime chat show 'Loose Women and confimed 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.
"Is It actually you?! Oh my God. I could cry. This is amazing because let's face it - you can't dance. But that's what we like about about 'Strictly.'
Denise chimed in: "I could never live with the nerves but it will be fantastic. I did 'Dancing On Ice' and it's terrifying but it's worth it!"
After dancers revealed
Kaye joins a long list of her 'Loose Women' colleagues who have taken part in the dancing contest, including the likes of activist Katie Piper,38, - who landed in 15th place alongside professional Gorka Márquez back in 2018 - as well as fellow anchor Ruth Langsford, 62, who finished in ninth place with Anton DuBeke in 2017.
In 2021, stand-up comedienne and panellist Judi Love danced her way to 10th place Graziano Di Prima in the series eventually won by 'EastEnders' actress Rose Ayling-Ellis, but Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge, 33, remains the chat show's most successful contestant after she reached the finals in 2014 and finished in third place with professional Kevin Clifton.
The revelation comes just one day after former 'Coronation Street' star and TV host Kym Marsh, 46, will be taking part in the Saturday night favourite when it returns to screens in September 2022 and 'Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps' star Will Mellor was the first to be unveiled for this year's 'Strictly' earlier on the same day.
'Strictly Come Dancing' is set to return to BBC One on September 10.