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Fleur East will be joining Janette Manrara as the new co-host for BBC’s Strictly It Takes Two.

Speaking on her appointment - announced on The One Show tonight - Fleur comments: “I’m so excited to officially join the Strictly family! I had such an amazing time on the show last year and so cannot wait to be talking to the celebs each week on It Takes Two...

"Being a Strictly fan, I’m excited to get all the behind-the-scenes exclusives on the show. I know exactly what the next lot of celebs will be going through. It’s an incredibly fun experience, but it’s tough! Hopefully, I can offer them a bit of support and a friendly face along the way. I’m so grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to get started!”

Fleur will be joining Janette for her third series presenting the show. Fans will be able to see the pair presenting together in the first episode of the series, and they will host multiple shows on their own throughout the series, giving audiences the best behind the scenes exclusives and offering the latest cohort of contestants the best advice.

Eve Winstanley, Executive Producer for BBC Studios and Strictly It Takes Two comments: “Fleur is a brilliant addition to the Strictly It Takes Two family. She has been in the contestants shoes, so can offer the best advice, tips and insight on what to expect. We can’t wait for audiences to see Janette and Fleur together, they’re a dynamic duo.”

Alex McLeod, Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime comments: “Fleur was a fan favourite on Strictly Come Dancing, she rode the waves of the competition and got to the final, so the latest contestants are in safe hands with her to offer reassurance and even more fun and excitement to It Takes Two.”

Audiences will be able to tune into the new series in September from 6.30pm on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.


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