Cha-Cha-Chancellor waltzes onto Strictly

Date 11.08.2017

The Reverend Richard Coles is the latest contestant to be announced for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The recently appointed University Chancellor will be blazing a sequin encrusted trail across our screens this autumn as part of the hit BBC 1 series.

The Church of England priest’s involvement was announced during his appearance on BBC Radio 2 this morning, where he joked he’d already given up the pork pies.

“It was an easy decision to make, it’s obvious to anyone who knows me that a major dance talent was waiting to be discovered. I just wonder why it took them so long, frankly…”

Rev Coles – already well known to many as a broadcaster and member of eighties pop band The Communards – was installed as Chancellor of the University in July.

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