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Lee Ryan is Strictly Come Dancing 2018’s twelfth contestant

‘All Rise’ for Strictly Come Dancing 2018’s latest confirmed celebrity contest. It has just been announced that pop star and actor Lee Ryan will be donning the sparkles on this year’s series.

Lee has been one of the many rumoured contestants over the past few weeks, with Strictly co-host Claudia Winkleman hinting that the contestant with the code name Roquefort was a ‘strong Blue cheese’. However, he officially revealed his participation on today’s Loose Women.

Lee is best known for being one fourth of boyband Blue, famous for hits including ‘All Rise’, ‘One Love’, and ‘Too Close’. Most recently, he has appeared on our screens as Harry ‘Woody’ Woodward on Eastenders.

Speaking about taking part in Strictly Come Dancing 2018, Lee said: “I’m so excited to be joining this year’s Strictly line-up. It is a real honour for me and I can’t wait to get out on the dance floor.”

Lee is the second member of Blue to take part in Strictly, following on from Simon Webbe. Speaking about taking inspiration from Simon, Lee added: “Four years later the man is still doing his ballroom moves on stage. It changed his life.”

Lee joins the previously confirmed Katie Piper, Faye Tozer, Danny John-Jules, Joe Sugg, Vick Hope, Graeme Swann, Dr Ranj, Stacey Dooley, Ashley RobertsKate Silverton and Seann Walsh.

The last few remaining celebrities are expected to be confirmed this week. Stay tuned to CelebMix for all the latest news.

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Written by Katrina Rees

I'm Katrina, or Kat to pretty much everyone. I'm an editor for CelebMix, a content writer, a boyband lover and an all round music fanatic.
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