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Strictly Come Dancing: YouTube star and Zoella’s brother Joe Sugg is confirmed as the fourth contestant

Strictly Come Dancing: YouTube star and Zoella’s brother Joe Sugg is confirmed as the fourth contestant

YouTube star Joe Sugg is the fourth celebrity set to join this year’s Strictly Come Dancing lineup. The 26-year-old – who is also the brother of internet superstar Zoella – was announced as the latest star to join the BBC prime-time favourite on Tuesday’s Radio 1 breakfast show.

Announcing the news, Strictly’s Twitter account put out a post which read: ‘He’s swapping the Sugg life for the #Strictly life, and YouTube for dancing shoes… Welcome Joe Sugg to our 2018 line-up!’

New face: YouTube star Joe Sugg is the fourth celebrity set to join this year’s Strictly Come Dancing lineup Since setting up a Youtube channel in 2011, Joe has accumulated a fan base of more than eight million subscribers, posting videos of various challenges and pranks, as well as ‘vlogging’ his daily exploits. Speaking about taking part in Strictly, Joe said: ‘I’m honestly so chuffed to be involved in the show this year!  ‘Not going to lie, I’m very nervous about it, it’s totally out of my comfort zone and I know it will be a huge challenge but that’s what life is all about I guess. ‘Funnily enough I’m writing this statement whilst on the way to surprise my grandparents with the news. They are going to be so happy which will definitely make up for any embarrassment or cringe caused by my questionable rhythm.’

Exciting: The news was confirmed on Tuesday’s BBC Radio 1 breakfast show, with Joe saying: ‘It’s totally out of my comfort zone and I know it will be a huge challenge’ Beloved: Joe is the brother of Youtube beauty guru Zoella, and his channel has accumulated more than eight million subscribers Thrilled: Joe himself also took to Twitter to confirm the news of his appointment for the BBC primetime favourite Joe himself also took to Twitter to confirm the news, writing: ‘So this is actually happening!.. Thank you so much!! The support has been unreal! I can’t dance but hopefully I’ll do you all proud and you can make some great memes out of me!’  This comes after Steps’ Faye Tozer and Danny John-Jules were revealed as the second and third contestants to join the star-studded line-up on Monday’s edition of The One Show. The pair – who have previous experience in dance – join TV personality Katie Piper, who was unveiled as the first celebrity to star in the beloved series just hours earlier. Tragedy hitmaker Faye, 42, appeared relieved to finally lift the lid on the news as she admitted she was forced to lie to friends and family, while the Red Dwarf actor, 57, confessed he was ‘nervous’ about the upcoming stint.

Exciting: Faye Tozer and Danny John-Jules were revealed as the second and third contestants to join the star-studded line-up on Monday’s edition of The One Show Talking to presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones, the blonde revealed: ‘I lied to so many people, it was so hard!’ When questioned on what she’s most excited about, Faye shared: ‘I’m most excited about the costume and elaborate make-up!’ She added: ‘Being on Strictly is literally a dream come true! It’s everything my 9 year old self ever wanted from showbiz and I’m going to relish every moment!’

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Emma Jones
Emma Jones is an entertainment journalist for UKCelebrityNews and other magazines. The author or coauthor of ten books, Emma has sold several million copies since 2006. She worked for eleven years as a writer and editor at the national news biweekly WORLD magazine.