Who is Angela Scanlon? Meet the Strictly Come Dancing 2023 contestant and TV presenter
The Irish presenter is hitting the dance floor.
Angela Scanlon was the sixth contestant to be announced for Strictly Come Dancing 2023, and is equally terrified and excited about taking part in the competition.
Scanlon is no stranger to BBC audiences, having presented episodes of The One Show since 2015 and hosted shows such as Your Home Made Perfect.
She will be dancing with one of this year's Strictly professional dancer line-up, hoping to impress the judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas and Anton Du Beke.
Read on for everything you need to know about Angela Scanlon.
Who is Angela Scanlon?
Job: Television presenter
Strictly partner: Carlos Gu
Angela Scanlon is an Irish television presenter, who first worked as a print journalist and stylist before moving into TV. She began her UK TV career as the new presenter of Robot Wars, while also presenting documentaries for the BBC.
She has presented numerous shows for the BBC and RTÉ, including interior design show Your Home Made Perfect on BBC Two and RTÉ One's Saturday night chat show Ask Me Anything.
She is also known for presenting The One Show and being an panellist on Bake Off: An Extra Slice, while last year she published her first book Joyrider.
Angela Scanlon's Strictly journey so far
Week One: Tango (6+6+5+6) = 23
What has Angela Scanlon said about joining Strictly 2023?
Scanlon said in a statement: "I'm terrified, I'm excited and I have so many questions. Will they make me tan? How itchy are sequins?! Do they do flesh coloured sports bras? Well - there's only one way to find out, right!?
"Now I'm panicking a bit… but also secretly thrilled about the prospect of all that glitter. Let's go!"
When does Strictly Come Dancing 2023 air?
Strictly Come Dancing 2023 will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer every Saturday evening, with the results show airing the following day.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on Saturday 30th September at 6:20pm. The results show will air on Sunday 1st October on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
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