Singer and YouTuber HRVY 11th star confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing

Pop star HRVY has been confirmed as the 11th contestant for Strictly Come Dancing.

The musician and YouTuber, 21, real name Harvey Leigh Cantwell, was the latest star added to join a brilliant line-up that includes actress Caroline Quentin, comedian Bill Bailey and Made In Chelsea reality star Jamie Laing.

Overnight it was rumoured the singer, who is releasing his debut album this year, would be donning the sequins for the dance contest.

His Strictly journey was revealed on Kiss Breakfast with Jordan & Perri on Friday morning.

HRVY said: ‘Being on Strictly is going to be such an amazing experience and I’m so thankful to be taking part this year.

‘I think my mum is more excited that she’ll be able to see me every Saturday night now.’

The former presenter of CBBC’s Friday Download, HRVY was born in Kent and first rose to fame after uploading his music videos to Facebook.

He now has more than a billion combined streams to his name and a social media following of more than 10 million globally, and signed to Virgin EMI in 2017.

HRVY performed at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in 2019, and has shared the stage with Jonas Blue at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball and Jingle Bell Ball.

Also on the line-up are soap star Maisie Smith, boxer Nicola Adams, TV presenter JJ Chalmers, Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh, The Wanted singer Max George, DJ Clara Amfo and former NFL player Jason Bell.

Adams will compete on Strictly as part of its first same-sex couple when the show returns in the autumn.

Strictly returns to BBC One soon.

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