Julian Macdonald confirmed as contestant for Strictly Come Dancing

Not one to shy away from a bit of glitz and glam, Julian Macdonald has been confirmed as a contestant for this year's Strictly Come Dancing. The Welsh designer will join model Abbey Clancy, broadcaster Vanessa Feltz and singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor in the annual dance contest.


Famed for his extravagant catwalk creations, the Welsh designer revealed he is looking forward to his time in the limelight: "I like the fact I can have the sparkles and the crystals, and the glamour that I've spent my life putting on other people… I'm loving the rhinestones and lace, and the crystals. I just want more and more."


A former Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model judge, Julian isn't a complete stranger to Strictly, having previously appeared as a fashion expert on the programme's backstage show, It Takes Two.

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As the tables turn and Julian finds himself on the other side of the judging panel, we can't wait to see how Strictly's first fashion designer contestant fares! JS