Robert Webb to trip the light fantastic on Strictly

The multi-award-winning entertainment show, produced by BBC Studios, will return to BBC One for its 19th series this autumn, once again bringing glitter, glamour and glorious dancing to Saturday and Sunday nights.

Robert Webb is a comedy actor and author.

“I am ludicrously excited to be taking part in Strictly this year. “

Robert says: “I am ludicrously excited to be taking part in Strictly this year. It’s a big, generous, joyful show and I can’t wait to get packed into a spandex onesie and fired from a glitter cannon directly at Claudia Winkleman. At least I think that’s what happens. My goal is to try and survive from week to week without causing serious injury to myself or innocent bystanders. I know it’s going to be a challenge. To do well in this competition is a test of character, although mainly it’s a test of dancing.”

Bafta-winner Robert Webb is a television, film and theatre actor well known for his starring roles in Peep Show, That Mitchell And Webb Look and Back, and for his comedy partnership with David Mitchell. Also an acclaimed author, his memoir, How Not To Be A Boy, went on to become a No.1 Sunday Times Best Seller and his debut novel, Come Again, was published last year.

The news was revealed this evening (Wednesday 4 August) on BBC’s The One Show.

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

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