Strictly Come Dancing 2022: Another day, another celebrity confirmed!

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7 Aug 2022, 14:09

But who is it today?

Yesterday we announced who the fifth celebrity on Strictly Come Dancing 2022 would be, and shared a round up of everyone who had been confirmed to date.

This is old news, because with a new day comes a new announcement. So who is celebrity number six?

It's only five-time Paralympic champion and broadcaster Ellie Simmonds OBE!

"Oh my gosh! I’m literally bursting with excitement!," says Ellie, who memorably won gold in the 400m freestyle and the 200m Individual Medley at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London and won a further gold in the 200m Individual Medley at Rio 2016.

"It’s been soooo hard keeping this secret," she continued, "as I’ve wanted to tell everyone. I’m going on Strictly Come Dancing! I’m a tad nervous too, well more than a tad… I’m absolutely petrified! To be asked to be part of the Strictly family is just so exciting and I cannot wait, it’s going to so much fun.

"I’m counting down the minutes until it starts; learning to dance, meeting my partner and everyone else involved in the show. Plus wearing the sequins and all that, It’s going to be a blast. I’ve been watching Strictly from as far back as I can remember; it’s a traditional lead up to Christmas with my family and it’s a genuine privilege to be part of it.”

So that's Will Mellor, Kym Marsh, Richie Anderson, Kaye Burley, Jayde Adams and Ellie all confirmed for the 2022 edition of Strictly, which returns on September 10th.

But what news will tomorrow bring?