Radio 1’s Dev Griffin added to Strictly line up

BBC Radio 1 presenter Dev Griffin is the 13th contestant to be announced as a participant in Strictly Come Dancing.

Dev says: “I just can’t believe I’m doing Strictly, it just doesn’t feel real yet! It’s going to be so much fun, but just to be clear, I’m not doing this to take part, I’m totally in it to win it! I can’t wait to meet my partner and start practicing.”

Dev began his broadcasting career in children’s television on BBC Two every Sunday morning which led to a show on 1Xtra. He later joined Radio 1 to host early breakfast then weekend breakfast.

He now hosts weekend afternoons with Alice Levine.

Other radio presenters to take part in the show over the years includes Vick Hope, Melvin Odoom, Jeremy Vine, Scott Mills, Gemma Atkinson and Radio 4’s Richard Coles.

Dev joins footballer David James, comedian Chris Ramsey, EastEnders star Emma Barton, social media star Saffron Barker, actress Catherine Tyldesley, BBC Breakfast’s Mike Bushell, CBBC presenter Karim Zeroual, Viscountess Emma Weymouth, RuPaul Drag Race’s Michelle Visage, Paralympic champion Will Bayley, Made In Chelsea’s Jamie Laing and presenter and former footballer Alex Scott in the line-up so far this year.

A few more people are still to be announced, including, potentially, another big name radio presenter.