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.
Occupation: Paralympic table tennis player
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.”
Strictly partner: TBC
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on September 7.
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