New Strictly contestant Katie McGlynn has dance training on The Greatest Dancer with Strictly star before signing up

New Strictly contestant Katie McGlynn has dance training on The Greatest Dancer with Strictly star before signing up

08/14/2021

SOAP star Katie McGlynn appeared in the celebrity special of The Greatest Dancer for Sport Relief before joining Strictly Come Dancing line-up.

The actress took part in the special in March 2020, alongside Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, YouTuber and Strictly star Saffron Barker and musician Hrvy.


At the time, Katie – who underwent dance training for her stint -posted on her social media: “And please remember people, I am not a dancer.”

Katie no doubt picked up some dancing tips from her team while she was rehearsing with them- as they have all appeared on the Strictly Come Dancing.

Louis won the series in 2012, while Saffron took part in 2019 and Hrvy appeared in 2020.

The choreographed performance included street dancing and break dancing moves to the upbeat number Wish You Well by Becky Hill and Sigala.

The practise will no doubt stand her in good stead as she was the seventh celebrity to be announced in this year's Strictly Come Dancing line-up.

Katie said: “It’s been so hard keeping it a secret, but I can finally say that I’m getting ready to shake my shimmy and become part of the Strictly family!

"I’m really not a dancer, but I’m so excited to learn a new skill on this crazy journey and cannot wait to slip into some sequins along the way.

"Although I do get to have so much fun as an actress, a lot of my roles have involved quite serious and challenging storylines, so I’m fully ready to let my hair down and do something different, even if it is completely outside of my comfort zone.

"I can’t promise that I’ll be the best, but I’m going to give it 110 per cent on the dance floor! As long as I don't fall over I'll be happy."


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