Presenter and Celebrity Big Brother winner Rylan Clark-Neal has been announced as the new co-host of Strictly Come Dancing's companion show It Takes Two.

He will host the show alongside current presenter Zoe Ball.

He said in a statement: "I can't begin to explain how excited I am to be joining the Strictly family. I've always been a massive fan of It Takes Two and to be working with the amazing Zoe Ball is a dream.

"I'm extremely honoured to be joining such a television institution and can't wait to bring a lot of mischief to the Strictly bubble. I'm looking forward to getting started and seeing you all soon." 

Clark-Neal added on Twitter: "So excited to finally say i’m thrilled to be joining Team @bbcstrictly and can’t wait to get my big old teeth stuck into hosting #ItTakesTwo alongside the gorgeous @ZoeTheBall .

"Thanks for trusting me with another one of your babies! Can’t wait to get going! #DaDaDaDaDaDaDaaaaaa"

Ball commented: "I adore Rylan, he's an absolute wonder. I love his daftness and naughtiness and he's a brilliant live telly host. He'll fit right into our It Takes Two family. Can't wait for this new season to start, it's going to be a hoot!"

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One later this year.

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