Who is Will Bayley? Meet the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 contestant and Paralympian

The class of 2019 is being revealed – find out more about one of this year’s amateur dancers.

It’s that time of year again – Strictly Come Dancing’s celebrity cast for the coming series is being announced.

Find out more about one of the Glitterball Trophy contenders, Will Bayley.

Revealed as a Strictly contestant: Will was our celebrity contestant number 10, announced for Strictly 2019 on TalkRadio on August 5.

Age: 31

Occupation: Paralympic table tennis player

[Read more: All you need to know about Strictly 2019]

Best known for: Table tennis champ Will has represented his country at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics, and is currently in training for Tokyo 2020.

He has had arthrogryposis since birth, a rare condition which affects all four of his limbs, and is classified as a Class 7 Paralympic athlete.

Will was awarded an MBE for his services to table tennis in 2017.

He said: “I’m so proud to be on the show, it’s my family’s favourite show. I have no dance experience at all, but I hope I can do well. I want to inspire people with a disability - that would mean a lot to me. I want to prove to people I can do this.”

[Read more: Who are the Strictly 2019 pro dancers?]

Strictly partner: TBC

Instagram: @willbayleytt

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on September 7.

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