Great British Bake Off winner and talented TV chef, John Whaite has been announced to join the Strictly Come Dancing Alumni of 2021 . He’ll be on the dance floor this year as one half of the first same sex, male partnership.
He follows in the footsteps of boxer Nicola Adams, who, alongside professional Katya Jones, was half the pairing of the first female same sex partnership last year.
He said on BBC Radio 2 this morning: “I’m so excited I’m actually shaking. I was born to be on that dancefloor, I think I’ll have to be taken off kicking and screaming every week.”
Speaking about making Strictly history, John added: “When they asked me I bit their hand off. To do that for the LGBT community is one thing, but to see two women or two men dancing is just a sign of respect … I’m excited on so many levels to be doing the first male partnership.”
We are VERY excited to see John get in sequins and show us what he can do this Strictly Season. Gay London Life understands the BBC will continue to reveal the line-up for the 2021 series in the coming days and weeks with further names expected imminently.
Tune in this Autumn on BBC 1.