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Richie Anderson is swapping the radio studio for the dance floor (Picture: BBC)

The most recent addition to the cast of Strictly Come Dancing 2022 is fan favorite Richie Anderson of Radio 2.

Richie said as the news was revealed: This is a dream come true! I can’t wait to put on those glitzy outfits with sequins and sparkles and dance across the most well-known dance floor in the world!

The epitome of a feel-good program, Strictly is pure escapism for me as soon as I hear that enduring theme song.
My friends and family will understand if I have to postpone my infamous Strictly launch night kitchen party that I host every year.

After John Whaite and Johannes Radebe advanced to the final with their team last year, Richie will be the second celebrity to compete in an all-male alliance.

Being a part of an all-male dancing duet is also a wonderful honor; it’s critical that we have that inclusiveness on such a big event, he added.

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John and Johannes were part of the first all-male couple (Picture: PA)

WHO ARE THE JUDGES FROM WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT STRICTLY COME DANCING 2022 SO FAR? Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse will once again serve as judges alongside head judge Shirley Ballas.

Additionally, Anton Du Beke will return to the judging panel after it was made clear that he will take Bruno Tonioli’s place.
THE NEW PROFESSIONAL DANCERS: WHO ARE THEY? The lineup now includes Vito Coppola, Carlos Gu, Lauren Oakley, and Michelle Tsiakkas as four new professionals.

WHO REMAINED OF THE PROFESSIONAL DANCERS? It was revealed after the 2021 season that fan favorites Oti Mabuse and Alja korjanec wouldn’t be appearing in the 2022 season.

ARE STUDIO AUDIENCES PRESENT? Yes, this year the see-through partitions between the judges will be gone, continuing restrictions imposed in the previous due to the epidemic. The complete studio audience will also be back.

WHAT DATE WILL THE SHOW RETURN? The BBC has reported that the 2022 series’ premiere program is scheduled to be recorded on September 7.

Since the first episode’s specific release date has not been announced, it is most likely that it will air on Saturday, September 10, a few days later.

Visit this page to learn more about Strictly 2022.

Richie is a presenter who has won RTS (Royal Television Society) awards. He is most known for his long-standing work on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show, where he presents the travel reports and hosts a wide range of his own shows.

He went to Turin in May to represent the station at the Eurovision Song Contest.
He is a regular broadcaster on The One Show and had a significant role in the BBC’s coverage of the Platinum Jubilee.

Richie (R) appears on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show alongside the host (centre) (Picture: Getty)
Richie (R) appears on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show alongside the host (centre) (Picture: Getty)

Richie tweeted shortly after the announcement that he would be appearing on Strictly Come Dancing in 2022.

My wish has been fulfilled. I’m eager to enter the legendary ballroom. My dance abilities have previously been compared to Bambi on ice, so good luck to my professional partner.

Richie’s frequent collaborator and co-host of the Radio 2 Breakfast Show, Zoe Ball, expressed her excitement over the news.

Oh my days, our dreams have come true (well, Richies’ have), and we are SO PROUD of our boy Richie for participating in @bbcstrictly this year.

@richie anderson, I adore you I can’t wait to watch you salsa, foxtrot, and rumba.
After the first two members of Strictly’s class of 2022 were revealed yesterday, he is now the third.

Both Will Mellor of Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps and former Coronation Street favorite Kym Marsh confirmed the news on BBC Breakfast.

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