Rev Richard Coles has just been officially announced as joining the Strictly cast this Autumn on Chris Evans R2 morning show. Richard is renowned as the only No1 pop star to make the journey to priesthood - from the Communards to vicar of Finedon and the inspiration for the BBC series `Rev'

 

Richard is co-presenter of BBC R4's Saturday Live and a regular guest panelist on satirical comedy shows including QI and Have I Got News for You as well as Pause for Thought on Chris Evans R2 Breakfast Show.  Last year he appeared on Celebrtiy Masterchef and earlier this year he co-presented the Big Painting Challenge for the BBC with Mariella Frostrup.  Other TV includes being a past winner of Celebrity Mastermind.

 

Richard is a brilliantly funny after dinner speaker, accomplished keynote speaker (covering themes including diversity, social housing, in which he has a keen interest, and trust) as well as being an excellent evewt host.