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Maisie Smith and Jaimie Laing Join the Lineup For STRICTLY COME DANCING

Comedian Bill Bailey Getty Comedian Bill Bailey
Hannah Rogers | 05 September, 2020, 09:52

Jamie Laing and Maisie Smith are the ninth and tenth contestants for this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

He joked that the Hokey Cokey was one of his favourite dances and that he would be trying to introduce it to Strictly this year.

Maisie has already made an entrance onto the Strictly dance floor, having taken part in last year's Children in Need special.

Recalling why he got injured at the time, Jamie said: "To tell you a little secret, the reason why I got it [the injury] was because I bought on Amazon these little things called lifts that give you a little bit more height in the old shoes".

"I've got dancing experience".

Bailey is best-known for his appearance in the Channel 4 comedy Black Books, alongside Dylan Moran and Tamsin Greig. I was so excited to hit the dance floor!

Also joining the line-up is TV presenter JJ Chalmers, a former Royal Marine and Invictus Games medallist.

Speaking to the BBC, he revealed: "My late mum Madrin would have loved it - I hope she'll be watching". Now, as a TV presenter, I'm lucky enough to witness some of the greatest sporting contests in the world.

Maisie Smith said: "Get me in those sequins, I can't wait to dive into the Strictly fancy dress box this winter!"

Actress Caroline Quentin will take part in the 2020 series.

Evaluating Strictly to his navy expertise, he added: "That is utterly off the chart and so it's going to be an enormous problem however I'm actually wanting ahead to studying one thing new". "Strictly is a whole different ball game in respect to the challenges I will face but I'm up for an adventure and at least my mum will know where I am!"

Chatting with the host in regards to the announcement, Chalmers stated: "I'm at all times wanting for a problem, at all times seeking to push myself out of my consolation zone".

This year's series will see its first ever same-sex couple with former boxer Nicola Adams signing up. Let's change that this year, can't wait!'

Previously announced contestants include Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh, The Wanted singer Max George and former National Football League player Jason Bell.

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