Who is Michelle Visage? Meet the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 contestant and TV judge

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, Michelle Visage.

Revealed as a Strictly contestant: Michelle Visage was presented as the ninth contestant for this year’s Strictly during ITV’s Lorraine show on August 5.

Age: 50

Occupation: TV judge

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

Best known for: Michelle has been a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race since season three, and is a favourite with fans, also appearing in the spin-off RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.

She’ll also be judging RuPaul’s Drag Race UK when it begins airing on BBC Three in October.

Before becoming a TV judge, Michelle was known for being in the band Seduction, who had a hit with Two to Make it Right.

She’s also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, has judged two seasons of Ireland’s Got Talent, and made her West End debut this year in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

She said: “Getting to do Strictly in my favorite place on Earth is an actual DREAM!

“I'm so excited to show that being 50 doesn't mean life stops. Things may not work like they did when I was 20, but 50 also means 'FABULOUS!' There are plenty of women like me out there who still 'got it' and we still 'plan to use it!' so slap on the sequins, point me to the dance floor and watch me Paso my Doble!”

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

Strictly partner: TBC

Instagram: @michellevisage

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on September 7.

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