She wrote that while she was “extremely happy” to be a part of the show, she wouldn’t be featuring with a celeb.
Just wanted to say that I am extremely happy to be part of the greatest show @bbcstrictly as a professional dancer ! Whilst I won’t be partnering a celebrity this year, I can’t wait for you to see all the amazing numbers we have been rehearsing when the show launches on 8th Sep.
“Unfortunately, I won’t be paired up this series,” Neil said in a video message posted to Twitter. “But do not worry, because I’m still going to be there every single week in all the group numbers, you’re going to see me in the music acts, in It Takes Two, which I love.
“I’m really really happy to be part of such a great show and I just wanted to say to everyone, thank you so much for all of your kind words and your support,” he added. “Thank you and I can’t wait for it to start.”