Strictly Come Dancing 2018: Vick Hope is the fifth CONFIRMED celebrity

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The fifth celebrity has been confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2018 this morning.

Vick Hope has been named as the next celebrity contestant on the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

She is best known as a TV host and radio DJ.

Vick said: "I’m so excited about being a contestant on this year’s Strictly. I’ve always been such a massive fan of the show so it’s a huge honour to be part of this series. Dances like Ballroom and Latin are totally outside my comfort zone but I love dancing, it makes people happy - myself included.

"To be able to perform every Saturday is such an incredible opportunity - I couldn’t be looking forward to it any more and I will be throwing myself into it, working hard and learning from the judges every week.”

A Nigerian-Geordie with a degree from Cambridge University, Vick is a multilingual, multi-skilled and multifaceted young presenter making waves in the multi-platform world of broadcast. She is currently presenting the Capital Breakfast show every morning with Roman Kemp and also hosts 4Music Trending Live and Box Fresh.

Vick is also a mainstay reporter for ITN where she produces, scripts, edits and presents news and entertainment bulletins. In 2018 Vick joined the Voice and The Voice Kids as the digital reporter, as well as fronting Sky One’s Carnage alongside Freddie Flintoff and Lethal Bizzle.

The news was revealed this morning on the Capital Breakfast show presented by Roman Kemp, Vick Hope and Sonny Jay.

Vick joins the line up alongside Joe Sugg, a British YouTuber, filmmaker, author and vlogger. As of 2018 he has over 25 million followers and is an 'international star'.

Joe said, "I'm honestly so chuffed to be involved in the show this year! Not going to lie, I’m very nervous about it, it's totally out of my comfort zone and I know it will be a huge challenge but that's what life is all about I guess.

"Funnily enough I’m writing this statement whilst on the way to surprise my grandparents with the news. They are going to be so happy which will definitely make up for any embarrassment or cringe caused by my questionable rhythm.”

Also confirmed for the cast of Strictly 2018 are Steps singer Faye Tozer, actor Danny John-Jules and Katie Piper on this year's confirmed cast.

The remaining celebrity contestants joining the new series will be announced in the coming days.

Strictly Come Dancing launches on BBC One in September with its pre-recorded launch.

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