Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 6:12 p.m.

This weekend, week five of Strictly Come Dancing kicks off as our competing celebrities return to the ballroom to pay homage to Blackpool Week

Last week Max Georg quit the competition as the star lost a dance to Maisie Smith The judges of Strictly Come Dancing decided to save Maisie from Max, ending The Wanted star’s Strictly journey

There are now eight contestants left in the Strictly lineup and Strictly Come Dancing songs and dances have been revealed for week five

Currently at the top of the Strictly Come Dancing chart is radio DJ Clara Amfo, who last week received the highest score in the series, and hopes to keep that position Hopefully her samba at That’s The Way I Like It by KC And The Sunshine Band will do!

She will have some fierce competition in the form of Bill Bailey, who has proven to be anything but stiff on the dance floor and will perform American Smooth to I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Frank Sinatra

As the competition intensifies and we get closer and closer to the Strictly Come Dancing finale, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s lineup

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Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith was the last confirmed candidate for Strictly Come Dancing She is best known as the Labor Party’s first female Home Secretary in 2007 She is now chairman of the largest NHS trust in ‘England in Birmingham and a Children’s Trust in Sandwell The political commentator said of her news: “I was speechless with enthusiasm about being invited to join Strictly – and that’s very rare for me. Fifty years ago I got a bronze medal for Scottish Highland Dancing and it’s time to get back to dancing I couldn’t be in better hands with Team Strictly and I’m going to take on the Be careful challenge! “

Popstar HRVY (Harvey Leigh Cantwell) is the 11th confirmed celebrity contender for Strictly Come Dancing He has over a billion combined feeds to his name and over 10 million social media followers After selling two tours in UK and Europe it’s time for HRVY to take on their next challenge: the dance floor After being advertised on KISS Breakfast with Jordan and Perri, HRVY said, “Being on Strictly is going to be such an amazing experience and I am very grateful to participate this year I think my mom is more excited that she can see me every Saturday night now “

He’s back! After having to pull out of Strictly Come Dancing 2019 due to injury, Jamie Laing got a second chance at fame The Made In Chelsea star was announced on This Morning and made a few jokes about his injury to the ankle before revealing how thrilled he is to be a part of the Strictly family once again

EastEnders favorite Maisie Smith to fight her way down the road from Albert Square to Elstree Studios as she signs up for Strictly Come Dancing The Tiffany Butcher actress has been on the show before , but for a special She’s got a bit of hip hop and experience from her previous training, but will she be lifting Glitterball?

Former Royal Marine JJ Chalmers to take on a whole new challenge with Strictly Come Dancing He told Lorraine Kelly he was “always looking for a challenge, always looking to get me out of my comfort zone” – and Strictly certainly will! Comparing the dance floor to his military experience, he shared: “It’s completely out of the ordinary and so it’s going to be a huge challenge, but I’m really looking forward to learning something new”

Funnyman Bill Bailey confirmed to take part in Strictly Come Dancing Bill was announced for Zoe Ball’s breakfast lineup on BBC Radio 2 The presenter said of his news: “In these weird times that we live it just seems to do something different and take on a new challenge So I am delighted to be part of this year’s only Strictly Come Dancing. My late mum Madrin would have loved it – hope she will watch “

Boxer Nicola Adams will make history on Strictly Come Dancing as she will be part of the first gay couple The London 2012 gold medalist will perform in a female couple, which she is delighted with: “I really am thrilled to join this year’s amazing line-up for Strictly Come Dancing I’m a huge fan of the show and thrilled to be a part of something that holds such a special place in the hearts of so many people. may be known for my work in the ring, but i will be just as passionate and dedicated on the dance floor too. I also wanted to thank the BBC for supporting me and making me the very first female pairing; and it’s amazing to be part of the movement for change, diversity and breaking boundaries in the entertainment industry “

BBC Radio1’s DJ Clara Amfo was confirmed as fifth celebrity for Strictly She had been heavily inclined for the show and figured she would love to do it just earlier in the year after the reveal of her exciting news, Clara said: “As we know this year has been a real challenge and escape through dance is something I know we all enjoy, so being taught by a pro and living a fantasy is something I can look forward to kissing you completely, see you on the dance floor! “

Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh has been revealed as the fourth celebrity in the Strictly Come Dancing lineup.The news reader will follow in the footsteps of fellow GMBs Charlotte Hawkins, Susanna Reid and Richard Arnold Speaking of the news, Ranvir said: “The initial feeling of being confirmed for Strictly is that of utter terror – it feels like you’re going on a roller coaster, where you really want to do it but you’re just as scared. I hope after the first dance I will feel happier than sick! “

The Wanted’s Max George has big shoes to fill after teammate Jay McGuinness wins Strictly Come Dancing in 2015 After being confirmed as the third celebrity to participate in the 2020 lineup, Max said: ” Buzz of being on Strictly this year Not really one for the dance floor, but I take a lot of comfort in the fact that Jay McGuiness has set The Wanted bar so low… “

Former NFL star and Dallas Cowboys player Jason Bell was the second name to be announced in the lineup Strictly He said he would ‘play at the highest level’ and have been a fan for a while , thanks to her six-year-old “It was strictly the first show I ever watched when I moved to the UK and I’m a huge fan,” Jason explained. “My six-year-old daughter n ‘never had the chance to see me running on the field in an NFL game, but she is very excited that I take the dance floor I hope I can make her proud “

The first confirmed celebrity was Caroline Quentin, who was revealed on The One Show She said she was “both thrilled and terrified to participate” and revealed that she had previously had dance experience. when she was little Joking about her previous lessons Caroline said, “I remember what I learned, but my knees are 50 years older!”

Strictly Come Dancing is on BBC One Saturday at 7:15 p.m. and Sunday at 7:25 p.m. If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV guide

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