Who is Les Dennis? Meet the Strictly Come Dancing 2023 contestant and TV legend
The TV icon is getting ready to shine on the dance floor.
Les Dennis is having a change of scene and is getting ready to dance the night away in the ballroom, hoping to win the famed Glitterball trophy on Strictly Come Dancing 2023.
After placing bottom of the leaderboard, will he be able to impress judges with his Samba to Rock the Boat in week two?
Read on for everything you need to know about Les Dennis.
Who is Les Dennis?
Job: TV personality, actor and entertainer
Strictly partner: Nancy Xu
Dennis is a TV personality, actor and entertainer who has been in showbiz for over 50 years. He is perhaps best-known for hosting Family Fortunes between 1987 and 2002, while he also starred in Coronation Street between 2014 and 2016.
He started his career as a comedian on the working men’s club circuit in and around Liverpool before winning the TV talent show New Faces.
He is also known for his stage work, having starred with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the English National Opera, and in hit productions such as Hairspray and Legally Blonde The Musical.
Les Dennis's Strictly journey so far
Week One: Tango (2+4+5+5) = 16
What has Les Dennis said about joining Strictly 2023?
Dennis said in a statement: "I'm thrilled to be doing this iconic wonderful show as I approach my 70th birthday! In my career I've always gone for challenges outside my comfort zone, and this is the ultimate one! Can't wait."
The news that he is joining the line-up was revealed on Good Morning Britain on Friday 11th August.
When does Strictly Come Dancing 2023 air?
Strictly Come Dancing will air on BBC One and iPlayer every Saturday evening, followed by the results show the next 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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