Aston Merrygold is the eighth celebrity announced for 2017!

Our latest signing - JLS star, Aston Merrygold - revealed he would be joining the class of 2017 this afternoon on Scott Mills' Radio 1 show.

Aston said, “I’m so happy to be joining Strictly. It is such a brilliant show and I’ve followed it for years. I’m both nervous and excited to learn from the professionals about a whole new way of dancing!”

Aston Merrygold is a singer and songwriter, best-known for being a member of the successful British band JLS. The band sold over ten million records worldwide, had five number one hits, a four-time platinum album, won a MOBO award, and even starred in their very own film, JLS – Eyes Wide Open.

After a successful five years, the band performed for the last time at their UK arena tour titled Goodbye: The Greatest Hits. In 2013, Aston became a judge on British talent show Got to Dance for Sky 1 and is now performing as a solo artist. His platinum debut solo record, Get Stupid, received huge international success.

Aston joins our line-up with Mollie King, Davood Ghadami, Ruth Langsford, Gemma Atkinson, Revd. Richard Coles, Joe McFadden and Simon Rimmer.

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