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‘Strictly Come Dancing’: John Whaite joins first all-male staff



John Whaite has joined the solid of Strictly Come Dancing Season 19.

The BBC introduced Thursday that Whaite, a chef and tv persona who received The Nice British Bake Off Season 3, will compete within the new season of Strictly Come Dancing.

Whaite shall be a part of the present’s first all-male partnership. Nicola Adams competed as a part of the primary same-sex feminine staff in Season 18.

Whaite stated in an interview Thursday on BBC Radio 2 that it was an “honor” to hitch the primary all-male staff on the present.

“After they requested me if I might have an interest, I simply bit their hand off as a result of I assumed, to do this and symbolize the LGBTQ+ neighborhood is one factor, but additionally simply to see two males or two ladies dancing collectively, it is not essentially about sexuality, it is nearly intimacy and respect,” Whaite stated.

“And I believe that is going to be such an awesome factor in our tradition, the place males are type of conditioned to not open up and to not be emotional. I believe it’d assist to fight that,” he added. “So I am excited on so many ranges to be doing the primary all-male partnership.”

Whaite joins beforehand introduced contestants Tom Fletcher, AJ Odudu and Robert Webb.

Anton Du Beke will exchange Bruno Tonioli as a decide in Season 19. The season will function 4 new skilled dancers, Cameron Lombard, Kai Widdrington, Jowita Przystal and Nikita Kuzmin.


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Strictly Come Dancing Season 19 will premiere on BBC One within the fall.


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