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Friday, August 11, 2017

Celebrity No. 5: Rev. Richard Coles

Reverend Richard Coles was announced this morning as the fifth celebrity to be participating on Strictly. The announcement came on Chris Evans' show on BBC Radio 2, where Richard is a regular contributor.

If you're as old as me, you'll remember Richard from '80s duo The Communards with Jimmy Somerville. He became a reverend in 2005, and returned to the media spotlight through appearances on Have I Got News For You and other shows. He co-presents Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4.

Richard said: “Cometh the hour, cometh the overweight Vicar with arthritis in his knees.”

I am genuinely excited about Richard's signing. He's funny, genuine and a pleasure to listen to. I'm not sure that he'll be the greatest mover - he admitted to Chris Evans that God didn't bless him with dance ability - but I think he'll be a fan favourite. He'll be a nice antidote to all of the pretty pop stars and soap actors.


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