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 joins a long line-up of celebrities for this year's Strictly and will be competing alongside Amanda Abbington, Angela Rippon, Layton Williams, Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Eddie Kadi.

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?

Angela Scanlon joins the Strictly Come Dancing 2023 line-up
Angela Scanlon for Strictly Come Dancing 2023. BBC

Age: 39

Job: Television presenter

Instagram: @angelascanlon

Twitter: @angelascanlon

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?

Angela Scanlon and Carlos Gu on Strictly Come Dancing 2023
Angela Scanlon and Carlos Gu on Strictly Come Dancing 2023. BBC/Guy Levy

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.

Check out more of our Entertainment coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.


Try Radio Times magazine today and get 10 issues for only £10, PLUS a £10 John Lewis and Partners voucher delivered to your home – subscribe now. For more from the biggest stars in TV, listen to The Radio Times Podcast.