The first contestants for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing competition have been announced - and former Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite has been unveiled as one of them.
He will be the first participant in the show’s history to be in a same-sex partnership, following Olympic boxing gold medallist Nicola Adams, who was in an all-female couple last year.
English comedian Robert Webb, television host AJ Odudu and McFly singer Tom Fletcher were also confirmed to be taking part in the dancing show.
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The rest of the competition’s contestants - of which there will be 15 in total - will be announced soon.
Now, you may want to know more about John Whaite, including when he was on the Great British Bake Off and what other shows he’s appeared on. Here’s what we know.
When was John Whaite on the Great British Bake Off?
John Whaite won the 2012 edition of The Great British Bake Off when it was broadcast on BBC Two.
He managed to clinch a surprise victory on the cookery show, with many fans backing one of his competitors for the trophy.
After winning, he went on to study at Le Cordon Bleu in London to further perfect his culinary skills.
He then went to open his own cookery school, John Whaite’s Kitchen, from a converted barn on his family farm. The educational establishment is located in Wrightington.
Whaite’s successful career also includes book-writing, as he has published five cooking books.
What else has John Whaite been on?
John Whaite has gone on from the Great British Bake Off to have a successful career on television.
Alongside Rosemary Shrager, he presented ITV cookery show Chopping Block, where participants were given a daily cooking task to complete.
He was also given a chef role on ITV’s Lorraine programme, making different types of dishes, including a banoffee cake, oxtail and Spanish tortillas.
He has since appeared on Channel 4 show Steph’s Packed Lunch, where he also has a slot for cooking.
Other shows he has been on include ITV’s This Morning and the Alan Titchmarsh Show, and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.