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Katie Piper Will Participate In Strictly 2018

August 13, 2018

Same Difference is thrilled to see that, after Jonnie Peacock’s 10-week run last year, Strictly have included another disabled contestant this year. We are particularly pleased to see that Katie Piper is the first contestant of this year’s group to be revealed. We wish her every success in the competition.

The first contestant to be announced for this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing is Katie Piper.

The television presenter appeared on BBC Breakfast, where it was confirmed she would be taking part in the show.

The 34-year old former model claimed she lacked “natural rhythm” and said it was “a bit daunting” to be taking part in the programme.

She also admitted that when she told her husband about it, “he just thought I was joking”.

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly will return to hosting duties, with Shirley Ballas heading up the panel of judges.

Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood complete the line-up of experts.

On Sunday, Tess and Claudia revealed each of this year’s contestants had been given names of a type of cheese as a codename – to protect their identities in the run-up to the show.

In a video posted to Strictly’s official Twitter account, the presenters went through a number of different cheeses, giving clues to the celebrities’ identities.

Piper told BBC Breakfast that her codename had been “Brie”, which in the video Winkleman described as being “a right laugh”.

The 16th series will be the first without dancer Brendan Cole, who confirmed he’d been axed from the show earlier this year.

The new series will kick off with a launch show on BBC One in September, with the full series returning later on in the autumn.

Piper has presented programmes including Channel 4’s Bodyshockers, and has set up a charity to help people with facial disfigurements, burns or scars.

She was the victim of an acid attack in 2008 that left her blind in one eye, after an ex-boyfriend arranged for sulphuric acid to be thrown over her face.

Writing on Twitter, Piper said she was “super excited but very nervous” as she prepared to embark on “a new chapter”.

“It’s going to be a challenge but everyone who knows me knows I love a challenge so here goes,” she said.

Two more contestants who’ll compete for this year’s glitterball trophy will be named on The One Show later.

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  1. August 13, 2018 7:10 pm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katie_Piper
    “Occupation Activist”

    ATOS-CAPITA-BBC Strictly Come Dancing: Katie Piper
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45168010

    11/5/17 – BBC signed another big contract with murdering fraudsters ATOS (£560Million)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/new-contract-technology-services
    Previously –
    http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240214384/BBC-starts-search-for-suppliers-to-replace-2bn-Atos-outsourcing-deal

    CAPITA-BBC
    http://www.capita-dis.co.uk/case-study/bbcs-tv-licensing-service
    “In 2011, Capita won the contract to administer the BBC’s TV Licensing function for 8 years. “

    https://katiepiperfoundation.org.uk/our-people/

    Simon Oakes – Trustee & Treasurer –
    “Simon has enjoyed a long and successful career in Central Government, including senior roles in the Inland Revenue, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs and a lengthly secondment to the (DWP Bribed) Citizens Advice Bureaux.
    As well as UK tax and its administration, his experience and areas of expertise also cover complaints handling & redress, high level issues of Governance and how the voluntary sector and Government work together (to cover-up their Hate Crime).”

    The Bribery Act 2010 –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/23/contents

    Perverting The Course of Justice –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/p_to_r/public_justice_offences_incorporating_the_charging_standard/

    Andrew Thompson – Psychological Advisor
    Dr Thompson (ZERO medical qualifications, NOT a medical “Doctor”)
    is Reader in Clinical Psychology at the University of Sheffield and NHS Clinical Psychology Training Programme. He is registered as both a Clinical and Health Psychologist and practices in the NHS, where he provides a Clinical Health Psychology Service for people adjusting to long-term health conditions.
    His research expertise focuses on exploring psychological reactions to disfiguring conditions with a view to developing psychosocial (‘IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT’ QUACKERY) interventions.

    Medical Act 1983 –
    Penalty for pretending to be registered –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1983/54/section/49
    Penalty for pretending to hold a licence to practise –
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1983/54/section/49A

    Misconduct in Public Office –
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/l_to_o/misconduct_in_public_office/

    “Occupation Activist” yeah…

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