Robert Webb Joins Strictly Come Dancing Line-Up

Robert Webb Joins Strictly Come Dancing Line-Up

Robert Webb is the second celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2021.

The multi-award-winning entertainment show, produced by BBC Studios, will return to BBC One for its 19th series this autumn, once again bringing glitter, glamour and glorious dancing to Saturday and Sunday nights.

The Peep Show star says: “I am ludicrously excited to be taking part in Strictly this year. It’s a big, generous, joyful show and I can’t wait to get packed into a spandex onesie and fired from a glitter cannon directly at Claudia Winkleman. At least I think that’s what happens. My goal is to try and survive from week to week without causing serious injury to myself or innocent bystanders. I know it’s going to be a challenge. To do well in this competition is a test of character, although mainly it’s a test of dancing.”

Bafta-winner Robert Webb is a television, film and theatre actor well known for his starring roles in Peep Show, That Mitchell And Webb Look and Back, and for his comedy partnership with David Mitchell. Also an acclaimed author, his memoir, How Not To Be A Boy, went on to become a No.1 Sunday Times Best Seller and his debut novel, Come Again, was published last year.

The news was revealed this evening (Wednesday 4 August) on BBC’s The One Show.

The remaining celebrity contestants joining the new series will be announced in due course. Also announced tonight were AJ Odudu and Tom Fletcher from McFly, who says: “I think the fact that I’m actually going to be dancing on Strictly this year has only just started to sink in while I’m writing this! I’m incredibly excited, of course, but also totally terrified! My kids were excited too until I started showing them my best dad-dancing in the kitchen. I’m not sure how far they’ll get me in the competition but I can’t wait to add some new moves to my embarrassing dad-dancing repertoire.”

Unlike last year's dark horse winner, comedian Bill Bailey, we know Robert Webb can bust a move after his appearance on Let's Dance For Comic Relief, which you can watch again below...

 

 

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