Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Angela Rippon confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing

Posted on Saturday 5th August 2023 by Johnnie Larkin
Krishnan Guru Murthy and Angela Rippon on Strictly Come Dancing

Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy is the fourth celebrity contestant confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Guru-Murthy said: “I’m surprised, delighted and slightly confused to find myself taking part in Strictly on the basis of ‘you only live once!’ and I can’t wait to start learning to dance, but I am slightly worried about my general decrepitude.

“I know I’m going to love it and have a brilliant time and just hope I’m not the only one enjoying my participation.”

He joins Amanda Abbington, Layton Williams and former BBC Nine O’Clock News presenter Angela Rippon.

Rippon, who currently presents BBC’s Rip-Off Britain and is a regular on Morning Live and The One Show, said: “Having been a fan of Strictly since day one, and as a former presenter of Come Dancing, this will be quite an adventure for me.

“A scary one, considering I’m about to be 79. But I’m really looking forward to the challenge, and perhaps being able to learn to dance the Argentinian Tango!!”

The 2023 series starts later this year on the BBC.