Strictly Come Dancing: Melvin Odoom is fifth celebrity confirmed!

Published Friday, Aug 12 2016, 10:23 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Melvin Odoom is the fifth celebrity announced for Strictly Come dancing!

The former Xtra Factor presenter and KISS FM DJ is gearing up to unleash his best dance moves when the show returns to BBC One next month.

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Melvin Odoom

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Melvin said in a statement: "I'm really looking forward to learning all the new routines, working with the professional dancers, meeting the other contestants, the whole experience to be honest. I have always thought I was a lively, cool and sexy dance and I've always wanted to be that guy who swept someone off their feet with some cool salsa moves."

We last saw Melvin co-hosting Xtra Factor with Rochelle Humes, who tweeted her excitement today about his new job. "The most exciting thing just happened. @Melvinodoom has joined @bbcstrictly I love his moves, SO pleased the world gets to see them HELLYEH."

Also sending congrats was former winner Caroline Flack, who has also hosted Xtra Factor. Melvin replied to say he may need some dance help to which Caz said: "Any time twinkle toes!"

"I am proud to announce I will be a contestant on @bbcstrictly 2016!" tweeted Melvin today, before joking: "I might need a few new moves though...."


He joins a lineup that so far consists of Laura Whitmore, former MP Ed Balls, sports presenter Ore Oduba and popstar Will Young.

More names will be announced in the coming days.

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