We’re only onto the second day of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ line-up announcements, and the fourth famous contestant has now been revealed.
On Tuesday morning, YouTuber Joe Sugg confirmed that he had signed up for the show, during an appearance on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show.
Joe told presenter Scott Mills, who previously competed on the show in 2014: “I don’t really know what I’m doing to be honest... this is, like, the most nervous but the most excited I’ve been in long, long time.”
He also joked: “I’m a big fan of a Cuban heel as well, because I’m not the tallest.”
On being the first YouTube star to compete on the show, Joe remarked: “It’s 2018!”
Speaking to the BBC later, he admitted: “I’m honestly so chuffed to be involved in the show this year! Not going to lie, I’m very nervous about it, it’s totally out of my comfort zone and I know it will be a huge challenge but that’s what life is all about I guess.
“My knowledge of dance isn’t the best, so I’m just going to go into it completely open-minded. I do feel pretty nervous about [my ‘Strictly’ makeover]. I just hope they have child sizes as I’m tiny!”
As well as his work on YouTube, Joe appeared in the direct-to-DVD mockumentary ‘Joe And Caspar Hit The Road’, alongside fellow vlogger Caspar Lee. He also contributed vocals to Band Aid 30 back in 2014, and formed a boyband with a number of other YouTube stars for Comic Relief.
More announcements about the rest of the line-up are expected in the coming days, ahead of this year’s ‘Strictly’ launch show at the end of the month.
Check out the full list of rumoured contestants here.