Ashley Roberts has been announced as the ninth contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, but it appears that the former Pussycat Dolls band member was taken by surprise when Chris Evans announced that she would be taking part in the competition before her planned big reveal on his show! Around 40 minutes before the anticipated announcement on BBC Radio 2, which was supposed to take place at 8am, Chris said: "People are texting in saying: 'Can't you tell us who the Strictly contestant is because we're not going to be here when she comes on?' I said it was a
A singer from Britain's Got Talent has been found dead after she was killed at a flat in Battersea. Simonne Kerr, 31, appeared on this year's series of the ITV talent show as part of the NHS choir B Positive, making it through to the final with the judges' wild card vote. Scotland Yard confirmed that a man had been charged with her murder. Desmond Sylva, 40, will appear before magistrates in Wimbledon on Friday morning. A spokesperson for the Met Police said: "Police were called on Wednesday, 15 August at 12:38hrs to a report of a stabbing at
Places in the Strictly 2018 line-up are filling up fast, with Kate Silverton announced as the tenth celebrity contestant. The BBC newsreader shared her exciting news during an appearance on The One Show on Friday night. "Thank goodness we don't have to call ourselves cheeses anymore," laughed Kate. "My dancing talent is nada, zilch, nothing." Kate was previously rumoured to join, with The Sun reporting that the journalist had finally agreed to sign up after being approached by BBC bosses for the past few years. A Strictly insider told the newspaper: "Kate has been at the top of the producers'
Another day, another round of Strictly announcements. Comedian Seann Walsh is joining this year's line-up, it was revealed on The One Show on Friday evening. Seann, who is known for starring alongside Holly Willoughby in Celebrity Juice and Play to the Whistle, is the eleventh confirmed contestant and was announced shortly after Kate Silverton, who also appeared on the BBC evening show. He said: "I think I'm as shocked as everyone else. Why am I doing it? I just thought it would be nice to do something where hopefully I'd come out with a skill, and be able to dance.
Every year, Strictly Come Dancing is faced with the same criticism that some contestants already have previous dance experience. Pro dancer Kevin Clifton has hit back, responding to one fan who asked what the BBC's logic was in choosing to sign Ashley Roberts – a Pussycat Dolls singer, dancer and choreographer – this year. "Aren't the contestants meant to learn and develop dance genres and techniques over time?" one viewer asked. Kevin replied on Twitter: "There's always some with dance experience. She will be learning ballroom for the first time. I suck at tap for example. Also @bbcstrictly leaves it