04 September 2020 12:32
Strictly Come Dancing has announced JJ Chalmers is the eighth celebrity contestant for this year's series. The former Royal Marine and Invictus Games medallist revealed he's doing the BBC show on Thursday's edition of Lorraine. John-James, who is friends with Prince Harry, said: "I'm always looking for a challenge and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. Strictly Come Dancing has announced JJ Chalmers is the eighth celebrity contestant (Credit: ITV) Read more: Strictly Come Dancing: Bill Bailey announced as seventh contestant What did JJ Chalmers say about Strictly? It's going to be a huge challenge but I'm looking forward to learning something brand new.
Meanwhile, John-James said Prince Harry is "going to have a great laugh" seeing him on Strictly. He added: "He really is a corner stone in creating this opportunity because he created the Invictus Games. In a statement, he added: "My whole life is defined by facing challenges. Former Royal Marine and Invictus Games medallist @JJChalmersRM joins the #Strictly line-up! "Whether it's becoming a Royal Marine Commando, recovering from my injuries sustained in Afghanistan to competing in The Invictus Games.
Bill Bailey is doing Strictly (Credit: SplashNews.com) She said: "I'm really excited to be joining this year's incredible line-up for Strictly Come Dancing. Meanwhile, Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh recently announced she's doing Strictly. Nicola Adams will feature in Strictly's first same-sex couple (Credit: SplashNews.com) The presenter said: "Feels like embarking on a rollercoaster, where you really want to do it but you are equally scared. Ranvir, Nicola, Bill and John-James join Caroline Quentin, Max George, Clara Amfo and Jason Bell. Are you excited about the new series?