Kym Marsh is the second celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2022

The actress joins the celebrity line-up for the 20th series of the multi-award-winning entertainment show this autumn



Kym Marsh is the second celebrity contestant confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing. The multi-award-winning entertainment show, produced by BBC Studios, will return to BBC One and BBC iPlayer for its this 20th series autumn, once again bringing glitter, glamour and glorious dancing to homes across the nation.

Kym Marsh is an actor, television presenter and singer.

Kym Marsh says: “I’ve considered doing Strictly for years but the timings never worked out. I’m so delighted that this year they have! I’m a huge fan of the show and can’t believe I’m going to go from watching at home in my pyjamas to actually dancing in front of the judges in a glittery dress, it’s unreal!”

Kym is well known for her role of Michelle Connor in Coronation Street, for which she won ‘Best Newcomer’ at both the National Television Awards and British Soap Awards. Kym has also had a successful music career, both in the band Hear’Say, which she won a place in after appearing on the show Popstars, and as a solo artist. Recently Kym played the notorious Alex in the touring theatre production of Fatal Attraction. Currently a presenter on BBC One’s Morning Live, Kym is soon set to star in the revival on BBC One drama Waterloo Road.

The news was revealed this morning (Thursday 4 August) on BBC Breakfast on BBC One.

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The remaining celebrity contestants joining the new series will be announced in due course.


Strictly Come Dancing starts filming on September 7th 2022 with a pre-recorded launch show, which means viewers are likely to see that aired on the weekend of September 10th, however the exact air date hasn't been revealed yet.

Source BBC One

August 4, 2022 8:18am ET by BBC One  


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