Join Strictly's latest dancing star as he recounts his experiences both on the dance floor and backstage with the stars. With judges verdicts ranging from "a fantastic surprise”, to "full of heavenly delights" and "The falling petals had more grace.” Richard is enjoying the whole experience hugely despite admitting to some massive collywobbles as he prepared for his dramatic first entrance from high above the dance floor
Richard has a delightfully enquiring mind but with an eye finely tuned to absurdity. His voice will be familiar to Radio 4 listeners as he co-hosts Saturday Live, and is a contributor to Pause for Thought on the Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show, where his Strictly destiny was announced.
His face is also recognisable from plenty of panel shows like Have I Got News For You and QI, and as the co-host of BBC1’s The Big Painting Challenge with Mariella Frostrup. In other reality TV news, he finished fifth on Celebrity MasterChef last year. And he was apparently an inspiration for BBC1 comedy Rev and served as consultant to the series.
In this ever popular evening alongside his Strictly reminiscences he'll tell a story that is as real as it is unlikely. He connects the euphoria and mayhem of being Top of The Pops in the 80s to his present circumstances as Church of England priest, radio broadcaster and television show panelist answering amongst many burning questions,
“How do you go from pop star to priest? And why?”
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