He will take part in the show as part of the the first ever all-male pairing.
The news was announced on BBC Radio 2 on Thursday morning, with guest presenter Matt Lucas making the announcement on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show.
John is known for winning the Bake Off in 2012, as well as appearing as a chef on shows such as Lorraine.
The announcement of the first three stars to join the cast was made on Wednesday evening on The One Show, after judge Shirley Ballas teased a line-up of competitors that viewers have ‘never seen’ before.
There are still plenty of rumours circulating as fans try to predict who will be next in line.
After Nicola Adams and Katya Jones competed in the first ever same-sex partnership on Strictly in 2020, John is joining the first ever all-male pair.
While there’s been a lot of speculation about the upcoming series, it’s been confirmed that it is almost returning to pre-pandemic normality – but Blackpool is still off the cards.
Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One later this year.
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