Birmingham news Strictly 2022 Richie Anderson's Birmingham life, partner and Smethwick childhood PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The Radio 2 DJ and former Sunday League footballer came out to his team-mates in 2018 and will be part of a same-sex Strictly pairing

Birmingham news Strictly 2022 Richie Anderson's Birmingham life, partner and Smethwick childhood PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The Radio 2 DJ and former Sunday League footballer came out to his team-mates in 2018 and will be part of a same-sex Strictly pairing

Birmingham news Strictly 2022 Richie Anderson's Birmingham life, partner and Smethwick childhood PremierLeague-News.Com
05 August 2022 - 11:01

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Presenter Richie Anderson is swapping early mornings for Saturday nights as he is announced in the new Strictly Come Dancing line-up. Describing his inclusion as a "massive honour", he will be dancing in an all-male partnership, following in the footsteps of John Waite and Johannes Radebe. The series has previously featured two same-sex pairings, with Nicola Adams and Katya Jones dancing together in 2020 and Johannes Radebe and The Great British Bake Off's John Whaite making the final in the 2021 series. Talking on BBC Radio 2's Breakfast Show, he said: "This is a dream come true! I cannot wait to get in those sparkles and sequins and shimmy across the most famous dancefloor in the world. Strictly is the ultimate feel-good show – as soon as I hear that iconic theme tune it's just pure escapism." Read more:Inside Adam Peaty's house he shares with university sweetheart partner "I'm going to have to cancel my legendary Strictly launch night kitchen party that I throw every year. I'm sure my friends and family will understand." Who is Richie Anderson? Brought up in Smethwick, the 34-year-old is a television and radio personality who is a regular fixture on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast show presenting travel bulletins, but has also hosted a variety of programmes himself. Seen on The One Show and prominent in BBC One's Platinum Jubilee coverage, Richie is a former Sunday League footballer who came out as gay to his teammates at Coombs Wood FC in an emotional documentary in 2018. The presenter has been with his partner Dean Eagles for 10 years and are regularly spotted out and about in Birmingham. He has previously described Dean as "the funniest and kindest human I know".

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." Speaking to Birmingham Living, he described his love for his home city of Birmingham and where he came from. He said: "I love London, but it's not home. Birmingham has a warmth to it and even on a grey gloomy day it still feels nice." "I'm so proud of my accent and love that you can pinpoint me in the country. People know where I’m from immediately." He also remembers putting on Spice Girls performances in the playground of his school, Uplands in Smethwick. Richie will be joined by four new professional dancers on the upcoming series of Strictly, creating the show’s largest ever line-up. It comes after two-time winner Oti Mabuse and Aljaz Skorjanec left the hit BBC show. Strictly is set to return to our screens early next month, with the launch show scheduled to be filmed on September 7. READ NEXT: Midlands TV presenter Raj Shoker to debut in Punjabi movie Love-in breaks out as Richie Anderson named as BBC Strictly Come Dancing 2022 star BBC Strictly Come Dancing 'signs up Loose Women star' for 2022 First Dates viewers baffled as This Morning star appears on Channel 4 show Tim Westwood review says BBC should have explored issues further

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