We have another Strictly celebrity! Jay McGuiness, member of boy band The Wanted, is officially the tenth star to join this year’s Strictly Come Dancing line-up.
Guess he’ll be hoping to avoid any All Time Low scores, eh?
The hit BBC1 show announced the new addition this afternoon via social media, saying: “WANTED: Another #Strictly celebrity! Please welcome @TheWanted‘s @JayMcGuiness!”
“My family are such huge Strictly fans, I know I’ve made them very happy by taking part – I can’t wait to get started!” said McGuiness. “I love to dance but this is going to be so different from anything I have done before, I’m up for it!”
The star has been a member of boy band The Wanted since 2009, performing alongside Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes. In January 2014, the group announced they would be taking a hiatus and pursuing solo endeavours for a while, adding that they would work together again in the future. Twenty-five-year-old McGuiness is following in the footsteps of bandmate Tom Parker, who competed in Celebrity MasterChef earlier this year.