Zoella's brother confirmed as latest Strictly star

Youtubers hit the dancefloor.

Youtubers hit the dancefloor.

Words by Rebecca Fearn

Zoella's younger brother Joe Sugg is set to star on this year's series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The BBC's official Twitter account announced the news, writing: "He's swapping the Sugg life for the #Strictly life, and YouTube for dancing shoes... Welcome Joe Sugg to our 2018 line-up!"

So far, the young YouTube star will be joining ex-Steps singer Faye Tozer, campaigner Katie Piper and actor Danny John-Jules.

Addressing about the news, the young star said:

"My knowledge of dance isn't the best, so I'm just going to go into it completely open-minded."

He continued: "I'm honestly so chuffed to be involved in the show this year! Not going to lie, I'm very nervous about it, it's totally out of my comfort zone and I know it will be a huge challenge but that's what life is all about I guess."

The vlogger also referenced his family's reaction, stating: "Funnily enough I'm writing this statement whilst on the way to surprise my grandparents with the news. They are going to be so happy which will definitely make up for any embarrassment or cringe caused by my questionable rhythm."

We can't wait to see Joe's behind-the-scenes vlogs when the series begins...

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