Tyler West confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing

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Tyler West signs up for Strictly Come Dancing credit:Bang Showbiz
Tyler West signs up for Strictly Come Dancing credit:Bang Showbiz

Tyler West is the seventh celebrity confirmed to be taking part in 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 26-year-old star is best known as a DJ for Kiss FM but is "gassed" to be joining the lineup for the 20th series of the BBC ballroom competition when it returns to screens in September.

After initially revealing the news on 'KISS Breakfast with Jordan and Perri', he said: "I am SO gassed to be joining the Strictly family! As I started writing this I already got cramp. It’s going to be one crazy incredible journey which will no doubt be SO far outside my comfort zone. It’s a show that means so much to me and my family and I can’t wait to seriously shake a leg on that shiny dance floor… with a side of sequins."

So far, 'Coronation Street' stars Will Mellor and Kym Marsh as well as journalist Kaye Adams, DJ Richie Anderson and comic Jayde Adams have signed up for the next series of the show, while former England footballer Tony Adams is also rumoured to be taking part.

The announcement comes just days after 'Loose Women' star Kaye, 59, admitted that she was "terrified" to have signed up for the series but decided to take part after "embracing" her age before she hits the milestone birthday.

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. But I thought I might be sitting in September thinking 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!"

'Strictly Come Dancing' is set to return to BBC One on September 10.