BLUE Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya is in advanced talks to do this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. BBC bosses have set their sights on the 32-year-old presenter, who recently announced he was quitting the iconic kids’ TV show after five and half years. An insider told The Sun Online: “Bosses are really keen to get Radzi on board. He’s really well loved within the BBC and has a lot of potential. “He’s being viewed as a bit of a rising star, much like Stacey Dooley last year – who was hugely successful on the show. “Radzi already has a lot of younger fans and is likely to get all their parents’ votes, but he’s bound to win over the public because he is just so likeable.” Radzi took over from Helen Skelton on Blue Peter in 2013 but last month he announced he had called it quits and his last show will air in April. Doing it Wright Kate Wright pays tribute to Rio Ferdinand’s late wife on Mother's Day 'VERY HURTFUL' … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing bosses in advanced talks to sign Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya for 2019 show
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PUBLISHED: 17:04 17 March 2019 | UPDATED: 17:04 17 March 2019 Will Jefford Young dancers impressed the judges at the Battle of the Ballroom competition at Trinity Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant Dancers of all ages are showing off their skills to a special celebrity judge in a star-studded competition organised by Ipswich School of Dancing. Strictly dancer Katya Jones was one of the judges Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe Battle of the Ballroom contest features a special celebrity judge, Strictly Come Dancing star Katya Jones, who has travelled to the event at Trinity Park, Ipswich specially to lend her professional expertise.The competition takes the form of a new concept which saw dancers directly battle it out against each other, trying to impress the judges and the audience, who could also vote for their favourite .Jones, who won the BBC’s hit dancing competition in 2017 with partner Joe McFadden, said: “I think the Battle of the … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing star picks winner at ballroom competition
STRICTLY Come Dancing’s Neil Jones has broken his silence over cheating wife Katya Jones’ snog with Seann Walsh, saying he’s forgiven her. The Sun on Sunday exclusively revealed professional dancer Katya, 29, had enjoyed a steamy kiss with the comedian, 33, in October last year, after they became close during training on the BBC One show. Neil, 36, stood by his wife-of-five years and has now said he forgave her because he believed her kiss with Seann was human error. He said “I can accept people make mistakes. “My mum always said, ‘People make mistakes in their lives. Don’t react, try to understand’. “So that is how it always is for me.” Kayta and Seann issued grovelling apologies when their infidelity was exposed and were voted off just two weeks after their very public snog. Katya's husband Neil Jones doesn't clap with the rest of the Strictly contestants after her dance with Seann Walsh Seann was dumped by his girlfriend, … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing pro Neil Jones says he’s finally forgiven Katya Jones for snogging Seann Walsh
STRICTLY Come Dancing bosses are worried Michael Jackson’s tunes will now be more chiller than Thriller. I have learned bosses are pulling the music icon’s back catalogue from the next series — the first primetime show to take action following the sex-abuse allegations in this week’s Leaving Neverland TV documentary. Until now, MJ’s songs had featured regularly across the 16 seasons, with former England cricketer Graeme Swann and partner Oti Mabuse performing the cha-cha-cha to 1983 hit Thriller on the most recent series. But show chiefs don’t want to gamble with the huge viewing figures after it smashed ratings with last series’ grand final pulling in almost 13million. A source said: “Strictly is one of the BBC’s best-performing shows and one of the reasons for that is it’s a family show. "In light of the recent allegations there is concern viewers might be deterred by any reference to Michael Jackson, which has caused a lot … [Read more...] about BBC to ban Michael Jackson music from Strictly Come Dancing after Leaving Neverland paedophile documentary
THE former Labour shadow chancellor and leading MP Ed Ball has turned his sights to football and the dance floor since leaving Westminster. After losing his seat in the 2015 election the former political heavyweight became an unexpected hit on Strictly Come Dancing. Who is Ed Balls? The 51-year-old was born in Norfolk and graduated from Oxford University with a first in philosophy, politics and economics. While at school he played the violin - which should arguably have given him a better sense of rhythm on Strictly - and joined multiple political clubs. Ed taught at Harvard University and wrote for the Telegraph before becoming an economic adviser to Shadow Chancellor and future PM Gordon Brown. No stranger to chasing votes, in the 2005 General Election Ed was elected to represent Normanton and remained an MP until 2015. When Gordon Brown became Prime Minister in 2007 Balls was promoted to Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, but he is best … [Read more...] about How old is Ed Balls, who’s the Travels In Trumpland host’s wife and when was he on Strictly Come Dancing?