Strictly’s 11th celeb contestant is Gold-winning Paralympian Jody Cundy

Jody Cundy CBE is swapping the swimming pool for the dance floor, as the eleventh celebrity contestant confirmed for the brand-new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The news was announced during the BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast show on Wednesday morning, 9 August.

Jody is best known for being a World and Paralympic Champion across swimming and cycling events. His most recent win was at the World Cycling Championships in Glasgow this week.

Speaking about joining the show Jody said: Excited to be welcomed into the Strictly family and throw myself headfirst into the world of ballroom dancing. So far away from what I’m used to, but I’m looking forward to the challenge and pushing myself way out of my comfort zone, especially as I’m always last onto the dance floor.

"Can’t wait to get stuck in, bring on the glitter and sequins!”

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