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Saturday 17 June 2023

Fleur East the new co-host for BBC’s Strictly It Takes Two

In an exciting announcement made on The One Show, Fleur East has been revealed as the new co-host alongside Janette Manrara for BBC's Strictly It Takes Two.

Expressing her enthusiasm for the role, Fleur shares, "I'm absolutely thrilled to officially become part of the Strictly family! After having an incredible time on the show last year, I can't wait to engage with the celebrities each week on It Takes Two. As a devoted Strictly fan, I'm eager to provide exclusive behind-the-scenes insights. I understand exactly what the new batch of celebrities will be going through. It's an incredibly enjoyable experience, but also challenging! Hopefully, I can offer them support and a friendly face along the way. I'm extremely grateful for this opportunity and eager to get started!"

This will be Janette's third series as a presenter on the show, and viewers will have the chance to witness their chemistry in the first episode of the series. Throughout the season, the duo will host numerous shows together, delivering unparalleled behind-the-scenes exclusives and offering invaluable advice to the latest group of contestants.

Eve Winstanley, Executive Producer for BBC Studios and Strictly It Takes Two, expresses her excitement, stating, "Fleur is an excellent addition to the Strictly It Takes Two family. Having been in the contestants' shoes, she can offer the best guidance, tips, and insights on what to expect. We can't wait for audiences to see Janette and Fleur together; they make a dynamic duo."

Alex McLeod, Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime, adds, "Fleur was a fan favorite on Strictly Come Dancing, having navigated the competition and reached the final. The latest contestants are in safe hands with her, as she will provide reassurance, as well as even more fun and excitement on It Takes Two."

Viewers can tune in to the new series starting from September at 6:30 PM on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, allowing them to stay up-to-date with all the thrilling Strictly moments.

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