Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Who’s Gone So Far, and Who’s Still Inside?
The British swimming champion has just returned from the Tokyo Olympics, where he won two gold medals and broke a world record. In addition to his total loot of three Olympic gold and two silver medals, he is an eight-time world champion, a sixteen-time European champion, and a three-time Commonwealth champion.
He also has the sixteen fastest times in history in the 100-meter breaststroke.
“I think this will come as a surprise to a lot of people, but I am very excited to finally share the news that I will be joining Strictly this year,” he said.
“I really want to do something totally different and challenge myself outside of the pool. I hope my competitive nature makes up for my dancing skills! ”
And who are the judges?
Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, and Shirley Ballas have returned to the judges’ seats. But despite his wandering around the UK with Craig for his road trip series, longtime judge Bruno Tonioli will not be around, due to uncertainty around Covid-19 travel restrictions.
His loss is Anton Du Beke’s gain. Du Beke joined Strictly during its first series and is the only professional dancer to have danced in all series to date. Can it compete with the spiky charm of Tonioli?