Simon Rimmer is the seventh celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2017.

The news was revealed today (13 August) on Sunday Brunch.

“I am so excited, terrified and proud to be invited to be part of Strictly 2017. I’ve always been a HUUUUGE fan of the show.”  – Simon Rimmer

Simon is best-known for being the chef and co-presenter on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch (BBC2’s Something for the Weekend in a previous life). He has presented and cooked across many shows and channels including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and UKTV; and his numerous credits include Tricks of the Restaurant Trade, Breaking into Tesco’s, Eat the Week, Great British Menu and Win It, Cook It.

Aside from his TV work, restaurant-owner Simon has also written and published five successful books and he regularly contributes to food magazines.

“When I put on my sequins and hit the floor it will genuinely be my very first time dancing ballroom and latin. Nobody will try harder, have more fun or get more out of it than me. I can’t wait.” – Simon Rimmer

Simon joins Joe McFadden, Reverend Richard Coles, Gemma Atkinson, Ruth Langsford, Davood Ghadami and Mollie King in the Strictly 2017 line-up.  More celebrities will be announced in due course.

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