Meet HRVY – Strictly Come Dancing contestant and singer

Everything you need to know about HRVY – Strictly Come Dancing 2020 contestant.

Strictly Come Dancing contestant HRVY

Launch day is imminent, so we’ll be seeing lots from this year’s Strictly Come Dancing contestants.


One of the stars taking on the glitterball this year is former children’s TV presenter and singer HRVY.

The star has had a bit of a tough time getting to the launch and live shows, after testing positive for coronavirus.

Thankfully, HRVY has now confirmed he’s free from COVID-19 and he’s fit and ready to show off his dancing skills.

One contestant he is worried about in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing line-up, however, is EastEnders star Maisie Smith.

Speaking to press including, HRVY revealed his biggest competition, saying: “I saw that she [Maisie] won one of the competitions [a previous Christmas special]. She looks very good, she’s definitely a competition of mine I’d say. I feel like me and her are going to have a little rivalry.”

Here’s everything you need to know about HRVY.

Who is HRVY?


Age: 21

Instagram: hrvy

Twitter: @hrvy

Job: Singer

Partnered with: Janette Manrara

HRVY first found fame on social media, posting music videos to his Facebook account – and he’s come along way since then, signing with a record label in 2017.

He’s released a string of singles so far, including big hit Personal which has amassed more than 250 million views on YouTube, while he also collaborated with Jonas Blue on his single Younger.

In the past he has supported a number of big name acts, including Little Mix and The Vamps, and later in 2020 he will release his debut album Can Anybody Hear Me?

Away from his music career, he has also done a spot of TV presenting, hosting the CBBC entertainment show Friday Download for its final three seasons between 2014 and 2015.

Does HRVY have coronavirus?

Not anymore.

The Strictly star HRVY confirmed he tested positive for coronavirus at the start of October.

However, he has since revealed he is free from the virus.

Alongside several rainy photos, he Tweeted: “he’s free from Covid, he’s a free elf now… thank you for all the kind messages, I tested negative today so I’m back, love you guys and see you all soon.”

What has HRVY said about Strictly?

On being announced as the 11th contestant on this year’s contest, 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.”

And speaking live on KISS FM on the morning of his announcement, the singer said, “I’m so excited. I’m well nervous though, I won’t lie. I’m proper nervous but I’m buzzing.”


He elaborated, “I don’t think it’s the dancing; I think it’s like the tight shirts and the tight trousers and that, I’m not too sure. But I’m excited to be on the telly, I’m excited for my mum and nan to watch, they’re buzzing, they’re just as excited as I am.”

The Strictly Come Dancing launch show is on BBC One on October 17th. The live shows will follow on October 24th. If you’re looking for something to watch tonight, check out our TV Guide.