Ugo Monye has joined Strictly’s 2021 line-up (Picture: BBC)
Ugo Monye has been announced as the final star to join the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 line-up.
The former England Rugby player and broadcaster, 38, is the 15th and final star to be confirmed for the new series, which will air this autumn.
Ugo taking part in the dancing competition was announced on The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, and he could not be more excited to be taking part.
He said in a statement: ‘What a dream come true! Strictly is the biggest entertainment show on TV and I can’t wait to show everyone I’ve got more than just dad dancing moves.
‘My two beautiful daughters never had a chance to see me on the rugby pitch, so to know they can watch me waltzing and twirling every week is really special to me.
‘I love an outfit at the best of times, so bring on the sequins!’
Joining Ugo on the 19th series of Strictly are Tom Fletcher, Judi Love, Dan Walker, Tilly Ramsay, Nina Wadia, AJ Odudu, John Whaite, Adam Peaty, Greg Wise, Sara Davies, Katie McGlynn, Robert Webb, Rhys Stephenson and Rose Ayling-Ellis.
Ugo began his rugby career at Harlequins in 2002, going on to make 241 appearances for the club and making his England debut in 2008.
He retired in 2015 and can since be seen hosting coverage for sports shows as well as hosting the BBC 5 Live Rugby Union Weekly podcast.
Ugo was also announced to be joining A Question of Sport as a new team captain in July along with Sam Quek, with Paddy McGuinness taking over from Sue Barker as presenter.
Strictly Come Dancing will air on BBC One this autumn, with the start date yet to be confirmed.
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