Who is Nikita Kanda? Meet the Strictly Come Dancing 2023 contestant and radio host
The BBC Asian Network host will be strutting her stuff on the dance floor.
Radio host and TV presenter Nikita Kanda is getting ready to bust a move on the Strictly Come Dancing 2023 dance floor, dressed head to toe in sparkles and glittery attire.
But who is the presenter, and what has she said about joining Strictly Come Dancing? Read on to find out.
Who is Nikita Kanda?
Job: Radio host and TV presenter
Strictly partner: Gorka Marquez
A radio host and TV presenter, Nikita Kanda is perhaps best known for being the current host of the BBC Asian Network’s Breakfast show, and she previously presented the Saturday afternoon show.
Kanda has also fronted regular reports on BBC One's The One Show on a range of topics, and was recently nominated for Presenter of the Year at the Asian Media Awards.
Nikita Kanda's Strictly journey so far
Week One: Waltz (3+5+5+5) = 18
What has Nikita Kanda said about joining Strictly 2023?
In a statement, Kanda expressed her excitement at taking part in the show.
"I can't believe I'm going to be on Strictly," she said. "This is a dream come true. I'm still pinching myself. I don't think it will properly sink in until I step onto the dance floor.
"I can't wait to get glammed up and get out there. Throw the glitter on me!"
When does Strictly Come Dancing 2023 air?
Strictly Come Dancing 2023 airs every Saturday evening, with the results show airing the following evening. You'll be able to watch your fave celebs strut their stuff by tuning in to BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
Strictly Come Dancing goes live on Saturday 23rd September on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
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