CONFIRMED: Joe Sugg Will Be A Contestant On Strictly Come Dancing

14 August 2018, 09:28 | Updated: 14 August 2018, 12:18

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Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

Joe WILL be hitting the dancefloor!

Joe Sugg has been confirmed as one of the contestants on the new season of the reality show 'Strictly Come Dancing'. Rumours had been circling for a while about the YouTube star hitting the dance floor, but now the show's official Twitter has confirmed the fact with a glittering announcement tweet:

Joe will going head to head with a variety of other celebs including Danny John-Jules and Faye Tozer. Joe has expressed his excitement about being on the show. In a press statement he 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. Funnily enough I’m writing this statement whilst on the way to surprise my grandparents with the news. They are going to be so happy which will definitely make up for any embarrassment or cringe caused by my questionable rhythm.”

Meanwhile, the professional dancers that will be paired with Joe and his fellow celebs are ready and raring to go:

Strictly Come Dancing is a British reality show where celebs perform a variety of dances in the hope of wowing a panel of judges - and the British public. Joe will need all the moves he has to finish in first place - but his legion of millions of online fans surely won't hurt his chances.

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