Everything you need to know about Strictly contestant John Whaite

Everything you need to know about Strictly contestant John Whaite
The Great British Bake Off winner is competing on the 2021 series of the BBC competition

前任的 Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite is one of the celebrity contestants taking to the dance floor for this year’s series of 严格来跳舞.

The 33-year-old, who was born in Chorley, Lancashire, won the third series of Great British Bake Off 在 2012, 老龄化 23.

自那时候起, he’s worked as a baker and television personality, appearing on shows with regular cooking slots like Lorraine, Steph’s Packed Lunch, 今天早上, What’s Cooking?, The Alan Titchmarsh Show Sunday Brunch.

As well as releasing four cookery books, Whaite also presented cookery competition show Chopping Block with Rosemary Shrager on ITV.

On this year’s show, Whaite is going to be one half of the first all-male partnership on the show, with a soon-to-be-announced professional from Strictly.

Whaite said he was “grateful, excited, and nervous” about joining Strictly after his appearance on the show was confirmed by current Great British Bake Off co-host Matt Lucas on 英国广播公司 Radio 2’s breakfast show.

Speaking about his upcoming appearance on the show, Whaite said: “I’ve been wearing sequins and jazzy attire since I was three years old and can’t wait to hurl myself, full throttle, around the most glamorous dance floor on earth.

“What’s more exciting for me, is that I’m going to be one half of the first all-male partnership, which is a great step forward in representation and inclusion.

“Whoever it is I’m paired with, I hope they are up for a challenge as I want our routines to include lots of spectacular lifts!”

严格来跳舞 airs on Saturday nights on BBC One.

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