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Steve Backshall confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing

The naturalist is confirmed for the new series of the show.

Steve Backshall

British naturalist, author and TV presenter Steve Backshall has been confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing.

The BAFTA award-winning Backshall is best-known for CBBC’s Deadly 60 in which he tracks down 60 of the world’s deadliest animals. He made the announcement about Strictly Come Dancing during an appearance on BBC Breakfast this morning.

Steve said: “My day job filming wildlife in jungles and swamps is nothing like as scary as what is ahead. I think Strictly Come Dancing is going to be my wildest challenge by far!”

Alongside Deadly 60, Steve also presents spin-off series Deadly Pole To Pole in which he explores some of the most extreme environments our planet has to offer.

Steve joins Frankie Bridge, Judy Murray, Alison Hammond, Thom Evans, Simon Webbe, Mark Wright, Sunetra Sarker and Jake Wood in this year’s battle for the ballroom. Six more celebrities are still to be confirmed.

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