Judge Rinder joins Strictly Come Dancing
‘Judge’ Robert Rinder is the latest celebrity to join Strictly Come Dancing.
The television criminal barrister announced the news this morning on Scott Mills’ BBC Radio 1 show, promising to make his grandmother – who loves the show – proud.
Speaking this morning, Rinder said: “The only thing I knew would make my grandmother more proud than watching my TV courtroom was to see me dressed up in white tie doing the Foxtrot.
“So although I suspect the latter will be far more difficult, I am doing Strictly Come Dancing for her. No doubt the judges will be as fair, kind and thoughtful as me (especially the charming Craig Revel Horwood). I shall await their verdicts.”
Judge Rinder is best known for his self-titled reality court show, in which he oversees a variety of criminal cases. He has appeared in nearly 300 episodes of the show since it began on ITV in 2014.
He will be competing alongside previously announced names Ed Balls, Will Young, Laura Whitmore, Ore Oduba, Melvin Odoom, Louise Redknapp, Danny Mac, Daisy Lowe, Naga Munchetty, Anastacia and Claudia Fragapane.