Former JLS star Aston Merrygold has signed up for the upcoming season of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC announced on Monday. The news was revealed on BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills show.
“I’m so happy to be joining Strictly 2017, it is such a brilliant show and I’ve followed it for years”, Aston said. “I’m both nervous and excited to learn from the professionals about a whole new way of dancing!”
He is the latest celebrity to sign up for this year’s edition of Strictly Come Dancing; joining the likes of Simon Rimmer, Joe McFadden, Reverend Richard Coles, Gemma Atkinson, Ruth Langsford, Davood Ghadami and Mollie King. The BBC is set to announce further contestants in due course.