Simon Rimmer is the seventh celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2017

Simon Rimmer is the seventh celebrity contestant confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing. The 15th series of the BAFTA award-winning entertainment show produced by BBC Studios will return in the autumn on BBC One putting the sparkle back into Saturday and Sunday nights.

Simon says: “I am so excited, terrified and proud to be invited to be part of Strictly 2017. I've always been a HUUUUGE fan of the show. When I put on my sequins and hit the floor it will genuinely be my very first time dancing ballroom and latin. Nobody will try harder, have more fun or get more out of it than me. I can't wait.”

Simon Rimmer is best-known for being the chef and co-presenter on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch. He has presented and cooked across many shows and channels including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and UKTV; and his numerous credits include Tricks of the Restaurant Trade, Breaking into Tesco’s, Eat the Week, Great British Menu and Win It, Cook It. Aside from his TV work, Simon has also written and published five successful books and he regularly contributes to food magazines. He is a chef/owner of nine restaurants in the NW England and one in Dubai.

The news was revealed today (Sunday 13 August) on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.

Simon Rimmer joins Joe McFadden, Reverend Richard Coles, Gemma Atkinson, Ruth Langsford, Davood Ghadami and Mollie King who have also been confirmed for the new series. More celebrity contestants will be announced in due course.

August 13, 2017 2:12pm by BBC One  

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