Clara Amfo Is The Fifth Celeb Confirmed For Strictly Come Dancing

The radio and TV presenter said she couldn't wait to "live a fantasy".

Clara Amfo is the fifth celebrity contestant confirmed for this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Speaking about signing up to the BBC dance show, the radio and TV presenter said: “As we know this year has been a real challenge and escapism through dancing is something I know we all enjoy, so to be taught by a pro and live a fantasy is something that I can’t wait to fully embrace, see you on the dance floor.”

Clara Amfo
Clara Amfo
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Nicola Adams will also feature in this year’s series and be paired with a female dancer in a first for Strictly.

The Olympian, who won gold at both the London 2012 Olympics and Rio 2016, is dating Ella Baig and has been praised as an LGBTQ role model.

Nicola Adams
Nicola Adams
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The show will be shorter this year because of precautions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

Bruno Tonioli will be missing from the judging panel for Saturday night shows when the series returns later this year because he is in Los Angeles, where he is on the panel for the US version of the show, Dancing With The Stars, and will not be able to travel back and forth.

However, he will be involved remotely in the Sunday night results show each week and will return to the show full-time towards the end of the series.

Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Craig Revel Horwood are all expected to return to their judging roles.

The show would usually return at the end of September, with the final just before Christmas, but its 2020 launch is expected to be slightly delayed.


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