Kiss FM DJ Melvin Odoom is the fifth celebrity confirmed for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.
Melvin confirmed he is taking part this morning (12 August) on the Kiss FM Breakfast Show which he co-presents.
“I’m honoured to be part of Strictly 2016! I’m looking forward to learning some new moves of course….but basically it’s the sequins that clinched it for me. I need sparkle in my life and there’s nothing more sparkly that Strictly. I just hope that my dance partner isn’t too tall!” – Melvin Odoom
Since his career began, Melvin has hosted shows for 4Music, T4, Kiss TV, Box TV and MTV. Last year he presided over The Xtra Factor with Rochelle Humes whom he’d previously appeared opposite as a team captain on BBC Three’s Sweat The Small Stuff.
Most recently Melvin made his primetime hosting debut on ITV’s Bang on the Money on Saturday nights with Kiss co-host Richie Haywood-Williams and hosted backstage at the Brit Awards with fellow Strictly contestant Laura Whitmore.
Other names confirmed for this year’s series are Ed Balls, Will Young, Laura Whitmore and Ore Oduba.