Strictly Come Dancing announces second Corrie star as Kym Marsh joins 2022 line-up

Two Strictly Come Dancing contestants have now been added to the lineup for 2022.

The shocking announcement that former Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh would be the next star was made on Thursday’s (4 August) episode by BBC Breakfast hosts Charlie Stayt, 60, and Naga Munchetty, 47.

When she appeared on the show, Kym Marsh revealed to the hosts that she had withheld the news from her Morning Live co-star Gethin Jones.

While on vacation with her parents, Kym joined the program via video link because she didn’t want to miss the big reveal.

The singer revealed of her planned appearance on the ballroom dance show: “I’ve thought about doing Strictly for years, but the timings never worked out.

“I’m overjoyed that they have this year!

I’m a tremendous fan of the show, and I can’t believe I’ll go from watching at home in my pajamas to actually dancing in front of the judges in a sparkly outfit, it’s unreal, she continued.

She told hosts Naga and Charlie that she wasn’t afraid to take criticism from people like judge Craig Revel Horwood. The former Hear’Say singer.

The singer, who rose to stardom on the ITV reality programme Popstars, spoke with the presenters about her past experiences and said she was accustomed to receiving constructive criticism.

Kym, I’m sure you won’t receive any criticism, but if you did, how would you respond? Charlie asked.

I was assessed by nasty Nigel on Popstars, and he was a villain back in the day, so I’m sure i’ll be okay with it, Kym chuckled as she assuredly replied.

I’ll simply have to put up with it, the soap opera star continued.

Will Mellor, a Coronation Street actor best known for his roles in Two Pints of Larger and a Packet of Crisps, was the first contestant to be announced by the TV hosts earlier in the program.

After a challenging family year, the Coronation Street actor claimed he would be taking the bull by the horns in the popular BBC competition, which has been running for nearly two decades.

“I lost my dad in 2020 and I thought from then, I’ve just got to seize life and I’ve got to do things and I’ve got to build new memories,” the soap actor admitted to the BBC Breakfast hosts.

It’s my mother’s favorite program, and she’s been through a lot the past few years, so I figured I’d do this.

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