Michelle Visage is the ninth celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2019

Michelle Visage
Michelle Visage. Photo: BBC

American singer, television host, radio DJ, and media personality Michelle Visage has been added to the list of celebrities taking part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The 17th 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.

Michelle says: “Getting to do Strictly in my favorite place on Earth is an actual DREAM! I’m so excited to show that being 50 doesn’t mean life stops. Things may not work like they did when I was 20, but 50 also means ‘FABULOUS!’ There are plenty of women like me out there who still ‘got it’ and we still ‘plan to use it!’ so slap on the sequins, point me to the dance floor and watch me Paso my Doble!”

Michelle is most well-known for being a member of the band Seduction and appearing as a judge on the American reality competition television series RuPaul’s Drag Race since season three and on all seasons of the spin-off show RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. Michelle will appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, which is set to air on BBC Three this October.

Michelle was also on the fifteenth series of Celebrity Big Brother finishing in fifth place.

Most recently, she has appeared as a judge on the first two seasons of Ireland’s Got Talent.

This year, Michelle made her West End debut as Miss Hedge in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

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