Brian Conley on Strictly: 'My family can't wait to see me do my Dad dancing on TV'

Brian Conley is the tenth celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2017

Brian Conley is the tenth 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.

Brian says: “I'm delighted and honoured to be asked to strut my stuff on this year’s Strictly. My family all love the show and can't wait to see me do my Dad dancing on national television. I know it’s going to be a lot of hard work but I'm up for the challenge, so bring on the spray tan and sequins."

Brian Conley is a comedian, actor and television presenter with a career spanning over 40 years. In 1992, Brian got his big break with the hugely successful The Brian Conley Show which went on to become Britain's most-watched entertainment show at the time, coining his catchphrase: 'It's a puppet!' Brian's TV career has seen him win multiple awards including a National Television Award for Most Popular Television Performer. He has also performed/presented at the Royal Variety Performance eight times and recently hosted two series of BBC One's The TV That Made Me. Brian has an extensive theatre career and has starred in many West End Productions; he's recorded three albums and has acted in six films. He recently finished a sell-out tour of the UK and will star in his thirty-fifth pantomime this Christmas.

The news was revealed today (Friday 18 August) on Radio 2’s Steve Wright In The Afternoon.

Brian Conley joins Susan Calman, Aston Merrygold, Simon Rimmer, 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 18, 2017 1:52pm ET by BBC One  

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