Professional Barrister and ITV star Robert ‘Judge’ Rinder is the twelfth celebrity contestant to be confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One.
The announcement was made today (Monday 22nd August) when Robert joined former Strictly Contestant Scott Mills on his show on BBC Radio 1 to confirm he would be taking part in the brand new series.
“The only thing I knew would make my grandmother more proud than watching my TV courtroom was to see me dressed up in white tie doing the Foxtrot.
So although I suspect the latter will be far more difficult, I am doing Strictly Come Dancing for her. No doubt the judges will be as fair, kind and thoughtful as me (especially the charming Craig Revel Horwood). I shall await their verdicts” said Robert.
— BBC Strictly (@bbcstrictly) August 22, 2016
Robert stars in the ITV series Judge Rinder where his role as judge allows him to oversee a variety of cases including disputes over basic consumer issues, business and neighbourhood disputes and allegations of negligence.
Robert has also presented further programmes including Judge Rinder’s True Crime Stories and in addition to his work in TV and as a Barrister he also writes a column in The Sun and has presented radio shows on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC London Radio.
The final three celebrity contestants taking to the dancefloor in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing will join presenters Alex Jones and Patrick Kielty on The One Show this evening at 7pm on BBC One.
Judge Rinder joins Ed Balls, Will Young, Laura Whitmore, Ore Oduba, Melvin Odoom, Louise Redknapp, Danny Mac, Daisy Lowe, Naga Munchetty, Anastacia and Claudia Fragapane who have already been announced as contestants for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One for its 14th series in September 2016.