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Strictly fans confused as BBC announces shock 2022 contestant

Strictly Come Dancing fans are left confused after the BBC made a shocking announcement about the cast of this series.

A BBC social media account shared a supposed new contestant for the 2022 series.

The announcement revealed that Gavin and Stacey’s fictional Nessa would appear on the dance show.

BBC Three wrote: “Oh! What is happening? Nessa brings Barry Island to the ballroom as the 20th celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly 2022.”

The post featured a picture of the beloved character played by Ruth Jones in Gavin and Stacey.

It caused widespread confusion and excitement among Strictly fans.

While some fans caught the joke, others were fooled and couldn’t wait to share their joy.

One follower eagerly replied: “OMG, can’t wait.”

A second said: “Very excited. I always watch Strictly, but that just made it more exciting to watch.”

Another said: “I mean that’s freaking amazing.”

Unfortunately, the BBC account later admitted it was a prank.

Part of it included a link about Nessa’s appearance on Strictly – instead it took fans to Gavin and Stacey’s iPlayer page.

It later responded to its original tweet, tagging the official Strictly Come Dancing account: “Sorry @bbcpress and @bbcstrictly, our hand slipped.”

Ruth Jones, who co-created and wrote with James Corden Gavin & Stacey, tweeted laughing emojis along with the tweet.

Kym Marsh Strictly Headshot
Kym Marsh to lead Strictly 2022 lineup (Credit: BBC)

The full cast of Strictly Come Dancing 2022 has been announced

Strict Bosses have already announced the full list of 15 celebrities who are taking part in this year’s series.

Coronation Street stars Kym Marsh and Will Mellor lead the way, and EastEnders actor James Bye also makes an appearance.

Music icon Matt Goss and football legend Tony Adams have also signed up.

Read more: Strictly Come Dancing 2022 Winner Odds Announced as Favorite

Countryfile host Helen Skelton will be in attendance, as will wildlife cameraman Hamza Yassin.

X Factor star Fleur East, singer Molly Rainford and comedian Ellie Taylor have also been announced.

They join DJ Tyler West, athlete Ellie Simmonds, comedian Jayde Adams, host Richie Anderson and Loose Women star Kaye Adams.

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