Jayde Adams joins Strictly line-up as fans hit back at complaints

Jayde Adams has joined the cast of Strictly Come Dancing – sparking a row among fans of the show on social media.

Comedian Jayde was announced on BBC Radio 5 Live today (6 August), with Scott Mills – who previously appeared on the show – breaking the news.

However, when the news hit social media, cries of “Who?!” quickly emerged.

But Jayde’s die-hard fans got behind her, saying she’ll be “brilliant” on the BBC dance show.

Jayde Adams Strictly Headshot
Jayde Adams is the fifth contestant to join Strictly 2022 (Credit: BBC)

Jayde Adams joins Strictly 2022

The comic was the fifth celebrity announced for this year’s lineup.

She is an award-winning comedian, actress and presenter.

Jayde said, “Since watching the first series in 2004, I’ve felt like every step I’ve taken in my career over the past 11 years has been Strictly.

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“I can’t begin to express the feelings I’m feeling, it means so much to me and my family.

“I’ve always seen it, except for a brief hiatus in 2011 when I was performing tirelessly every weekend (to try to get along with Strictly),” she joked.

: I’ve been a huge fan of the show for years. I feel like I’m watching myself in a dream and can’t believe I manifested this.

“Capturing that was torture for me!” she admitted.

Who is Jayde Adams?

Best known for being a comedian, Jayde has won multiple comedy awards and been nominated for the coveted Best Newcomer for her stand-up lesson debut at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Her Amazon Prime special “Serious Black Jumper” received global critical acclaim, was published worldwide and was longlisted for an Emmy.

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As an actor, Jayde has starred in BBC Two BAFTA-winning comedy Alma’s Not Normal, upcoming Take That film Greatest Days, Amazon Prime’s Good Omens and BBC One’s The Outlaws.

She is currently performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with her stand-up show Men, I Can Save You.

Strictly fans react

However, despite her incredible resume, some fans of the show had no idea who she was.

“Who??” one asked?

“I’ll say it first… WHO???” asked another.

“No. No idea?” said another.

A fourth added: I’ve never heard of half of these people joining Strictly these days.”

However, Jayde’s army of fans had their backs.

“She’s a comedian, she’s brilliant – google her, you might even like her!” said one.

“Uh oh the Who brigade has begun,” hits back at another.

“Love love love that Jayde will be in Strictly this year!” another explained.

“STOP ITTT THIS IS AMAZING,” shouted another.

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