STRICTLY Come Dancing bosses have signed up their first one-armed contestant — Paralympian Lauren Steadman.
Lauren, 25, who received silver on the 2016 Rio Paralympics within the paratriathlon, follows fellow athlete Jonnie Peacock who competed final yr.
Paralympian Lauren Steadman will compete on this yr’s Strictly Come Dancing[/caption]
The star, who was born with no full proper arm, received a silver medal on the Rio 2016 video games within the paratriathlon.
Lauren was unveiled because the present’s newest signing tonight on The One Present by presenters Alex Jones and Matt Baker.
She is the 13th contestant to be revealed forward of the launch present on August 31.
Earlier within the day former Blue singer Lee Ryan, 35, was confirmed for the BBC collection.
The three-time Paralympian is taking up a brand new problem[/caption]
The ultimate title of the line-up, labelled disappointing by followers due an absence of huge names, will likely be unveiled tomorrow.
Lauren will be a part of TV persona Katie Piper, ex-Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts, Steps’ Faye Tozer, cricketer Graeme Swann, Purple Dward star Danny John Jules, YouTube’s Joe Sugg, Capital DJ Vick Hope, This Morning’s TV physician Ranj Singh, TV star Stacey Dooley and comic Sean Walsh, newsreader Kate Silverton and ex-Blue singer Lee Ryan.
TV style stylist Susannah Constantine is also expected to be named by the Beeb this week.
Strictly broke floor final yr when sprinter Jonnie, who misplaced his leg to meningitis as a five-year-old, grew to become the primary amputee paralympian to compete on the BBC1 present.
Partnered with skilled dancer Oti Mabuse, they have been the eighth couple to be eradicated, on the present in Blackpool.
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