Famous for: Presenting his self-titled BBC Radio 2 show
Bio: Journalist, presenter and radio DJ Jeremy Vine began his career as a political reporter for the BBC, appearing on Today, Newsnight and The Politics Show. These days he fronts a daily radio show on BBC2 where his often opinionated guests discuss topical issues.
The married father-of-two says he’s taking part in Strictly because he wants to show his daughters that life is about taking chances, and worries his enthusiastic but inept dad dancing will be a source of embarrassment to them.
When it comes to the pressure of performing on live TV, Vine is likely to take it all in his stride. The 50-year-old is no stranger to the camera or keeping calm under pressure. Nor is he afraid of stepping outside his comfort zone either (see Rocky Horror Show below).
Jeremy is also the brother of Tim Vine, so expect to see the comedian’s face in the audience…
See Jeremy Vine strutting his stuff in a Proms trailer:
And putting his all into this Rocky Horror Show performance for Children in Need…
Robin Windsor, Alex Jones, Russell Grant and Deborah Meaden will be reflecting on their time on the Strictly dance floor at Radio Times Festival on Sunday 27th September. We have 20 pairs of tickets to give away. Click here to be in with a chance of winning and you can buy tickets here.
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Ellie is an entertainment, TV and film journalist writing news and (hopefully incredibly witty) comment for RadioTimes.com. She loves light-hearted dramas and glossy US series - and is more than a little bit obsessed with Downton Abbey. Foodie, sun-seeker and aspiring novelist in her own time. Likes the fact that her name rhymes with telly.