Man born in Wokingham to take part in a dance (Yes, Will Young is in Strictly Come Dancing)

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Will Young Picture: Algy O'Connell/Wikipedia

A POP singer who shot to fame in a reality TV show is preparing to do a quick step on the dance floor.

Wokingham-born Will Young was the second celebrity announced for this autumn’s series of the BBC TV show Strictly Come Dancing. He joins former shadow chancellor Ed Balls and TV presenter Laura Whitmore in the line-up.

Mr Young said: “As a fan of Strictly for years, I have always imagined myself on the show, but the timing has not been right… until now!

“Music is my passion and the dancing I have done has always been with a microphone in hand. Now there will be no microphone or band, just me, my partner and the dance floor.

“Strictly is a show with fantastic live music and has an ethos of positivity and growth. I practice these two things every day, and I will try my hardest to be the best dancer possible.”

Mr Young won the inaugural UK Pop Idol contest in 2002 and since then has gone on to have a very successful acting and musical career.

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