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Melvin Odoom bids to sparkle on Strictly dance floor

Published 12/08/2016

Melvin Odoom will grace the dance floor in this year's Strictly
Melvin Odoom will grace the dance floor in this year's Strictly

Kiss FM DJ Melvin Odoom has been named as the fifth celebrity in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The former presenter of The Xtra Factor will join Ed Balls, Will Young, Laura Whitmore and Ore Oduba as contestants on the 14th series of the BBC's popular dancing show, which returns to screens in September.

The broadcaster, 36, confirmed the news during his Kiss FM Breakfast Show on Friday.

He said: "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 than Strictly. I just hope that my dance partner isn't too tall."

Odoom has hosted shows for MTV, T4, Kiss and 4Music, and in 2015 he co-hosted The X Factor's spin-off programme on ITV2 alongside Rochelle Humes.

He recently made his primetime debut as a presenter fronting ITV's Saturday night game show Bang On The Money, and he also hosted backstage at the Brit Awards alongside fellow Strictly contestant Whitmore.

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