Anita Rani named for ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor

Anita Rani
Anita Rani

TV and Radio Presenter Anita Rani has today been announced as the eleventh celebrity taking to the dance floor for the upcoming series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ on BBC One. The news was confirmed this evening live on ‘The One Show’.

���So many elements of Strictly terrify me but I shall try and think #BeyonceAlwaysOnBeat as I hit the dance floor. I’m so excited to indulge that fantasy and hopefully learn some mean moves in the process. Let’s get our groove on!�۝ said Anita.

Presenter Anita first developed an interest in journalism at the age of 14, hosting her first show on Sunrise Radio in Bradford. She then went on to complete her degree in Broadcasting at Leeds University before working in the broadcast industry as a researcher.

Anita soon got in front of the camera, and has presented a host of shows for broadcasters including Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5 and the BBC. In 2008, Anita joined the team of roving reporters on The One Show and, in 2009, she co-presented Watchdog alongside Anne Robinson.

In 2011, Anita was part of the BBC�۪s Royal Wedding presenting team, broadcasting live to millions worldwide. She then went on to present a number of other live broadcasts including Foxes Live for Channel 4 and the D Day and World War One centenary broadcasts for the BBC.

Anita joined the presenting team of BBC One�۪s popular rural affairs programme ‘Countryfile’ in the summer of 2014.

More celebrity contestants for the new series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ will be announced in due course.