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Paralympian Jonnie Peacock Confirmed For Strictly Come Dancing

August 22, 2017

At last, readers, a Paralympian on Strictly! A disabled competitor on Strictly! Our editor has waited ages for this moment. She’ll be watching, and hoping Jonnie Peacock does very well in the competition.  She’s thrilled!!!

TV personality Debbie McGee, singer Alexandra Burke and Paralympian Jonnie Peacock are the final contestants to be announced for Strictly Come Dancing.

Peacock has won two Paralympics sprinting gold medals and is the first celebrity hopeful to have a disability.

His appearance follows that of former Royal Marine and fellow amputee Cassidy Little, who took part in a “people’s” edition of Strictly in 2015 as well as that year’s Christmas show.

The 24-year-old had his right leg amputated below the knee after contracting meningitis as a child.

“The opportunity to be the first contestant with a disability to take part in Strictly’s main show was too good to turn down,” he said.

“I’ve got no previous dance history outside of the occasional ‘worm’ at a mate’s party and I know this will be a challenge and a new experience.

“I can’t wait to see what I can achieve and how far I can push myself.”

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  1. August 22, 2017 4:08 am

    Yes –
    Here’s thrilling Jonnie Peacock promoting the 2012 ATOS Paralympics.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/disability-sport/19511019

    Now he’s going to be on ATOS-BBC’s Strictly?

    BBC sign another big contract with murdering fraudsters ATOS (£560Million)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/new-contract-technology-services
    (previously £2Bn)
    http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240214384/BBC-starts-search-for-suppliers-to-replace-2bn-Atos-outsourcing-deal

    >“I can’t wait to see what I can achieve and how far I can push myself.”

    How about holding up an ATOS KILLS poster??????
    (or doesn’t it give a s**t?)

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