Joe Sugg reveals new Strictly Come Dancing role

Strictly Come Dancing 2018

Joe Sugg will join the Strictly Come Dancing hosting team for this year's series.

He will host the third series of The Strictly Come Dancing Podcast with Kim Winston.

The Strictly Come Dancing Official Podcast from BBC Sounds is back for 2019.

Twice-weekly episodes will give Strictly fans a backstage pass to the Strictly studios, revealing all the news, views, glitz and glamour behind the glitter ball.

The podcast will offer interviews with the contestants, professional dances, judges, fans and all those working behind the scenes at the ballroom.

Vlogger and YouTuber Joe will co-host the series having finished last year's series as runner up.

He'll join Kim Winston who has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Strictly Come Dancing having worked on the show since 2009, starting as Sir Bruce Forsyth’s researcher, working up to producing the live shows and heading up the dance team.

Joe Sugg said: “I am really excited to be continuing my Strictly experience this year by hosting the podcast. The best laughs happen backstage, so I can’t wait to share these special moments with the fans at home."

Kim Winston added: “I have worked behind the scenes on Strictly Come Dancing for the past 10 years and am absolutely delighted to be hosting the podcast alongside Strictly superstar Joe.

"We’ll be taking the listeners backstage twice a week to hear all the goss from the studio and training rooms, making it the ultimate addition to the show.”

Paul Hembury, Executive Producer, TalentWorks, BBC Studios, commented: “I am thrilled to welcome Joe and Kim to host the podcast this year. Joe’s Strictly journey last year captivated the nation and his energy matched with Kim’s encyclopaedic knowledge of the show makes them the perfect match.

"It will be a must for Strictly fans.”

Listen to The Strictly Come Dancing Podcast on BBC Sounds. Download the free app, or visit bbc.co.uk/sounds

Strictly Come Dancing will start on TV on September 7 with the pre-recorded launch show.

The live shows begin two weeks later on September 21.

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