Michelle Visage confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing

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MICHELLE Visage has been confirmed as the ninth celebrity to sign up for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The RuPaul’s Drag Race star said she was “over the moon” as she was revealed on the Lorraine show – here’s the lowdown on her.


What has Michelle Visage said about Strictly?

Michelle revealed that she had signed up to the show on ITV’s Lorraine on August 5, 2019.

Speaking to showbiz reporter Ross King she said: “I am very excited, I am over the moon. I can’t wait to be dramatic and as amazing as I can be. I am 50 and I want to be presenting women of the age.”

She added: “I am Italian so I would love Giovanni and they need to have guns to lift all this!”

 Michelle Visage has signed up for Strictly Come Dancing 2019


Michelle Visage has signed up for Strictly Come Dancing 2019Credit: PA:Press Association

How much is Michelle Visage getting paid for Strictly?

Michelle’s appearance on the show will definitely increase her bank balance as she gets the standard £25,000 payment for signing up

If she manages to stay on the dance floor until the end of October this then rises to £40,000.

Any star that makes it to the quarter-finals sees their fee jump to £60,000 – and if she wins she will pocket a whopping £100,000.

 Michelle is best known for being judge on RuPaul's Drag Race


Michelle is best known for being judge on RuPaul’s Drag RaceCredit: Rex Features

How is Michelle Visage famous?

Michelle, 50 is an American singer and television start who is best known for being a member of the band Seduction and appearing as a judge on the American reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race.

The former pop singer has become an LGBT icon after eight years on the outrageous drag queen competition — which has a cult following amongst Millennials.

She has also appeared in Celebrity Big Brother in 2015 and in 2018 made her West End debut in flamboyant musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

When is Strictly back on TV?

Strictly Come Dancing is returning for its 17th series on BBC One in 2019.

It kicks off with the red carpet launch on Monday, August 26, 2019.

The series premiere will follow shortly after, but a date is yet to be confirmed.

The main show will air live on Saturday evenings with the results the following day on Sundays.

In July 2019 it was revealed Motsi Mabuse will be joining the judging panel of Shirley BallasBruno Tonioli and Craig Revel-Horwood.

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly return as the presenting duo, with Rylan Clark-Neal confirmed as host of Strictly: It Takes Two alongside Zoe Ball.


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