Strictly Come Dancing 2022: former X Factor star Fleur East the latest to join BBC One show - full line-up

East was once mentored by Simon Cowell on X Factor being rejoined nine years later

Former X Factor contestant Fleur East has been confirmed as the twelfth contestant to join the popular BBC One show Strictly Come Dancing.

The singer, who in recent years had a stint on I’m A Celebrity..Get Me Out Of Here hails from Walthamstow, adding to the strong London contingent taking part on the show.

It’s been around a week since Strictly have slowly released new contestants for the upcoming season on their official twitter account, in what is a landmark year for the BBC.

She is set to join a star studded cast featuring former footballer Tony Adams, former BROs frontman Matt Goss and more.

Fleur East will take part in Strictly Come Dancing 2022.Fleur East will take part in Strictly Come Dancing 2022.
Fleur East will take part in Strictly Come Dancing 2022.

Who is Fleur East?

Fleur East is an English radio presenter, singer-songwriter and rapper.

She is best known for having two stints on the hit ITV show X Factor in 2005 and in 2014.

Her first appearance on the show came in 2005, when she was part of an all-girl group named Addictiv Ladies.

She tried to launch a solo career in 2012 but it didn’t take off as she hoped, and in 2014 she re-joined the show, and finishing second, a pivotal moment for her career.

Whilst the runners-up spot didn’t do wonders for her music career, it earned her national attention, and she made numerous TV appearances.

In 2018 she appeared on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, where she finished fourth and in June 2019, it was announced she would take over hosting the breakfast show on national radio station, Hits Radio alongside co-hosts James Barr and Greg Burns.

On 7 September 2019 She started hosting the Saturday Morning show 9am-12noon across the Hits Radio Network.

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