Dev Griffin is the thirteenth celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2019

Dev Griffin
Radio presenter and DJ Dev Griffin. Photo: BBC

Radio presenter and DJ Dev Griffin has been named as the thirteenth celebrity contestant for 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.

Dev says: “I just can’t believe I’m doing Strictly, it just doesn’t feel real yet! It’s going to be so much fun, but just to be clear, I’m not doing this to take part, I’m totally in it to win it! I can’t wait to meet my partner and start practicing.”

Best known for presenting on BBC Radio 1, Dev began his career in children’s television on BBC Two every Sunday morning as a presenter and DJ to millions of young people. His undeniable popularity led to him hosting his own show on BBC’s 1Xtra and was soon fast tracked to BBC Radio 1. Dev did a long stint hosting early breakfast, warming the nation up for then host Chris Moyles who was later succeeded by Nick Grimshaw. Dev later moved to host the much-coveted Weekend breakfast show before taking over the now hugely popular weekend afternoon shows on Radio 1 from 1-4pm with Alice Levine.

He has also competed on Celebrity MasterChef, getting through to the final, as well as hosting Bafta TV Awards and most recently appearing on Channel 4’s SAS Who Dares Wins for Stand Up To Cancer.

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