Fleur East confirmed as twelfth contestant for Strictly Come Dancing

Fleur East has been named as the twelfth contestant taking part in Strictly Come Dancing 2022.

The Hits Radio Breakfast host, singer and TV presenter is the second Bauer radio presenter to take part in the competition, after KISS FM’s Tyler West was named as the seventh contestant on Monday.

Fleur was runner-up in series 11 of The X Factor, has released two albums and had UK singles chart success. She appeared on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here in 2018 and as a presenter on the last three series of Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

The news that Fleur is taking part in Strictly was revealed this morning on the Hits Radio Breakfast show.

Fleur says: “I’m equally nervous and thrilled to be part of this year’s Strictly line up. I’m excited to learn new skills and I want to soak up every moment of this magical experience.

“It’s such an honour to be on the show after years of watching it with my Father who loved it so much. Unfortunately my Dad is no longer with us but I know he will be watching over the ballroom in spirit. I’m doing this to make him and my family proud and can’t wait to get my dancing shoes on!”