Who is Alex Scott? Meet the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 contestant and footballer

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, Alex Scott.

Revealed as a Strictly contestant: Celebrity number 12 was announced as Alex during Ace’s BBC Radio 1Xtra show on August 6.

Age: 34

Occupation: Footballer and sports presenter

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

Best known for: Alex first became famous as one of the Lionesses on England’s women’s football team, and as the team captain for Arsenal who she first signed for aged just eight.

Since retiring, Alex has forged a successful broadcasting career as a football pundit for BBC Sport, including their World Cup coverage, as well as Sky Sports where she was the first ever female pundit on Super Sunday.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Get ready to roar for Lioness and @bbcsport presenter @alexscott2 it’'s time for her to tackle #Strictly.⚽️

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She said: “I am absolutely buzzing to be signed up to Strictly. It’s the show I’ve always wanted to do and I can’t believe I’m finally going to be part of it. I’m super excited, but also terrified at the same time…

“The football pitch is a bit less glam than the ballroom, but I’m ready to try the sequins and dresses! Bring it on!”

Strictly partner: Neil Jones

Instagram: @alexscott2

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on September 7.

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