Who is Seann Walsh? Meet the Strictly Come Dancing 2018 contestant and comedian

Will funnyman Seann be the comedy contestant, or could he be laughing all the way to the final?

Strictly Come Dancing is back! The BBC has revealed that Seann Walsh will be stepping out on the dancefloor this year – get to know him a little better.

Revealed as a Strictly contestant: Seann Walsh joined newsreader Kate Silverton to be the second pair of contestants revealed by The One Show. They were announced on Friday, August 17.

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Age: 32

Occupation: Comedian

Best known for: Seann is a popular comedian on the British comedy circuit and has toured his own shows around the UK, as well as appearing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Viewers may recognise him from appearances on panel shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week and Celebrity Juice.

He has also been featured on Tonight at the London Palladium, Alan Carr’s New Year’s Specstacular, and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

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He said: “Having seen videos of me dancing on friends’ phones from the night before, it’s safe to say I’m petrified but also so excited. I’m really looking forward to the lifts, the Lycra and the laughs, although as Craig would probably say ‘dancing is no laughing matter dahhhhling…’.”

Strictly partner: Katya Jones

Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One in September.

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