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

The fifth week of Strictly Come Dancing kicks off this weekend, with our celebs returning to the ballroom as a tribute to Blackpool Week

Last week, Max Georg left the competition when the star lost a dance-off to Maisie Smith. The Strictly Come Dancing judges decided to save Maisie from Max, thereby ending The Wanted star’s Strictly journey / p>

Now, eight contestants remain in the Strictly line-up, and the Strictly Come Dancing songs and dances have been revealed for week five

Currently, radio DJ Clara Amfo, who got the highest scoring on the series last week, is at the top of the Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard hoping to keep that position, let’s hope her samba from KC and The Sunshine Band does the trick!

However, she will face stiff competition in the form of Bill Bailey, who has proven anything but stiff on the dance floor and will perform Frank Sinatra’s American Smooth to Ive You Under My Skin

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

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Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith was the last nominee to be confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing. She is best known as the first Labor Secretary of the Interior in 2007. She is now the Chair of England’s largest NHS Trust in Birmingham and a Children’s Trust in Sandwell, the political commentator said of her news, “I was speechless with excitement when I was asked to join Strictly – and that is very rare for me”Fifty years ago I got a bronze medal for Scottish Highland Dancing and it’s time to dance again. I couldn’t be in better hands with the Strictly team and I’m going to take the challenge!”

Pop star HRVY (Harvey Leigh Cantwell) is 11th Celebrity nominee confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing has had over a billion streams on his behalf and a social media following of over 10 million After selling off two tours in the UK and Europe, it’s time for HRVY to get on with his next Challenge to face: the dance floor After the announcement at the KISS Breakfast with Jordan and Perri, HRVY said, “Being strictly on is going to be an amazing experience and I’m so grateful to be able to attend this year. I think my mom is more excited for her can see me every Saturday night now ”

He’s back! Jamie Laing has been given a second chance at stardom after being injured from Strictly Come Dancing in 2019, The Made In Chelsea star was announced earlier that morning and made a few jokes about his ankle injury before revealing how excited he is again to be part of the Strictly family

EastEnder’s favorite Maisie Smith will wallop across the street from Albert Square to Elstree Studios while signing up for Strictly Come Dancing, but the Tiffany Butcher actress has been on the show before, but for one special thing, she’s got a little hip hop and experience from her previous workout, but will she lift the glitter ball?

Former Royal Marine JJ Chalmers to take on a brand new challenge with Strictly Come Dancing. He told Lorraine Kelly that he was “always looking for a challenge, always trying to push me out of my comfort zone” – and it will be Strictly do with certainty! Comparing the dance floor to his military experience, he shared, “This is completely off the list and it’s going to be a huge challenge, but I’m really looking forward to learning something new”

Funnyman Bill Bailey confirmed to attend Strictly Come Dancing Bill was announced to line up on Zoe Ball’s Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 The presenter said of his news: “In these strange times we live, feels get it right to do something different and face a new challenge. So I’m really excited to be part of this year’s unique Strictly Come Dancing. My late mother Madrin would have loved it – I hope she will watch ”

Boxer Nicola Adams will make history at Strictly Come Dancing as she will be part of the first same-sex couple. The London 2012 gold medalist will be performing in an all-female pairing, which she is delighted to see: “I’m very excited to have this one Year to be inducted into the incredible cast of Strictly Come Dancing I am a huge fan of the show and I am delighted to be part of something that holds such a special place in so many hearts.People may know me from my work in the ring, but I’ll be just as passionate and committed on the dance floor I also wanted to thank the BBC for supporting me and making me the first female couple and it is amazing to be part of the movement for change, diversity and crossing boundaries in the entertainment industry ”

BBC Radio1 DJ Clara Amfo Confirmed Fifth Celebrity For Strictly. She had received a heavy tip for the show and told herself she would like to do it earlier in the year. After her exciting news broke, Clara said, “How we know this year has been a real challenge and escaping by dancing is something I know we all enjoy Being tutored by a professional and living a fantasy is something I can do. Don’t wait until you hug completely, see you on the dance floor! “

Good Morning British presenter Ranvir Singh announced fourth celebrity in the Strictly Come Dancing cast The news anchor will follow in the footsteps of fellow GMB fellows Charlotte Hawkins, Susanna Reid and Richard Arnold. On the news, Ranvir said, “That initial feeling of being validated for Strictly is a feeling of utter terror – it feels like you’re riding a roller coaster where you really want to, but you’re also scared hopefully after the first dance I feel more excited as sick! “

Max George of The Wanted has big shoes to fill after bandmate Jay McGuinness won Strictly Come Dancing in 2015. After Max was confirmed as the third celebrity to join the 2020 lineup, he said, “Buzzing around this year to be strict. Not really one for the dance floor, but I take great comfort that Jay McGuiness has set The Wanted’s bar so low… “

Former NFL star and Dallas Cowboys player Jason Bell was the second name announced in the Strictly cast. He said he would “perform at the highest level” and be a while thanks to his little six year old Been a fan “Strictly speaking, it was the first show I ever saw when I moved to the UK and I’m a huge fan,” explained Jason. “My six year old daughter never got the chance to see me at an NFL game to see her running down the field, but she’s really happy to see me hit 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 “equally excited and scared to attend” and revealed that she had dance experience as a child, Caroline joked about her previous lessons and said: “I remember what I learned, but my knees are 50 years older!”

Strictly Come Dancing is on Saturday at 193 p.m. and on Sunday at 7 p.m.25pm on BBC One If you want to see more, check out our TV guide

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