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Strictly Come Dancing announces seventh contestant for 2022 series - find out who it is!

Tyler West will be taking to the dance floor

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Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
August 8, 2022
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Strictly Come Dancing has announced the seventh contestant to be taking part in this year's series and we can't wait to see what they'll bring to the ballroom. 

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The BBC revealed that TV and radio presenter Tyler West will be joining the line-up of celebrities for the 2022 show. 

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Speaking to the BBC about joining the series, Tyler 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."

Tyler is best known for hosting weekday afternoons on KISS. He began his broadcasting career in children's television, presenting various programming across CBBC, he has hosted MTV News, HQ Trivia and the 2020 EE BAFTA Awards Red Carpet Live Show.

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The star is set to join Will Mellor, Kym Marsh, Kaye Adams, Jayde Adams, Richie Anderson and  Ellie Simmonds OBE who have all confirmed they were taking part in early August.

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Tyler West is the seventh contestant 

Speaking about the opportunity, Will said: "I'm honestly so chuffed to be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this year! Not going to lie, 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. This is also my Mum's favourite show and she’s had a really tough few years so I’m doing this is for her as well. Bring it on!" 

Kaye added: "I said I wanted to make the last year of my fifties memorable and I can’t think of a better way of doing it than showing the world my two left feet. Pray for me!"

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