Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Aston Merrygold is the eighth celeb confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing

The former JLS star will be showing off his dance moves this autumn.

Aston Merrygold
Credit: BBC

Singer Aston Merrygold is the eighth celebrity confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2017.

The former JLS star turned solo singer-songwriter, revealed the news on Scott Mills’ Radio 1 show today.

Aston said, “I’m so happy to be joining Strictly 2017, it is such a brilliant show and I’ve followed it for years. I’m both nervous and excited to learn from the professionals about a whole new way of dancing!”

During his time in JLS Merrygold sold over 10 million records worldwide with five number one hits and a four times platinum album. Merrygold has also been a judge on Got to Dance for Sky 1 and released his debut solo record Get Stupid.

Merrygold joins Simon Rimmer, Joe McFadden, Reverend Richard Coles, Gemma Atkinson, Ruth Langsford, Davood Ghadami and Mollie King who have also been confirmed for the new series. More celebrity contestants will be announced in the coming days.


You May Also Like

EF Country

Talented songwriter talks about writing for other artists & his new EP 'I Hope She Hears These'.

EF Country

Its the full five stars for this wonderful, authentic and earthy album.


Romain Duris & Emma Mackey shine in this towering tale of passion.

Games & Tech

Available across multiple platforms

Copyright © 2022 Entertainment Focus

Entertainment Focus is a trading name of Piñata Media Limited (Reg no: 08435639)

Entertainment Focus uses affiliate links. By buying through the links we may receive a commission for the sale. This has no effect on the price for you