Faye Tozer is the second celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2018

It’s everything my 9 year old self ever wanted from showbiz and I’m going to relish every moment!Faye Tozer
Date: 13.08.2018     Last updated: 13.08.2018 at 19.15
Faye Tozer is the second celebrity contestant confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The 16th series of the NTA and Bafta award-winning entertainment show produced by BBC Studios will return in the autumn on BBC One putting the sparkle back into Saturday and Sunday nights.

Faye says: “Being on Strictly is literally a dream come true! It’s everything my 9 year old self ever wanted from showbiz and I’m going to relish every moment!”

Faye is best known for her part in the UK’s most successful mixed-sex pop group of all time, Steps. Formed in 1997 they went on to release over 17 singles and four studio albums selling over 20 million records in the UK, Europe, Asia, Australasia and the US in a five year period. Faye also enjoyed TV presenting during this time including the Pepsi Chart Show, SMTV, the Disney Channel's kid's awards, Entertainment Today and the BBC Kids Proms in the Park. After Steps disbanded in 2001 Faye teamed up with Russell Watson gaining a top 10 hit with Someone Like You.

Faye began her theatrical career in 2004 with Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tell Me On A Sunday and has gone on to gain many theatrical roles. In 2011 Steps successfully reunited with hit Sky Living TV shows Steps - The Reunion and On The Road Again and celebrated with a 22-date sell out arena tour and another number one album.

The news was revealed this evening on BBC One’s The One Show.

The remaining celebrity contestants joining the new series will be announced in due course.

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