Comedian Bill Bailey has said he is "in the dark" about the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing and hasn’t begun training or been matched with a professional dancer yet.

The 55-year-old star, who is set to star in the competition alongside 12 other celebrity contestants, said he has been given little information about the show which is set to kick-off later this month.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Bailey said: "I don't really know much about what's going on.

"We haven't really started properly at all. At this stage, I'm a little bit in the dark about it."

Comedian Bill Bailey has said Strictly contestants are "in the dark" about new series

He added: "As far as the training and who I'm going to be dancing with... I'm still in the dark."

The show's executive-producer, Sarah James, recently explained that if a dancer or a celebrity contestant tests positive for coronavirus they will have to leave because they would have to self-isolate for two weeks. 

She said: "Unfortunately if you receive a positive test, that means you wouldn't be able to continue in the competition.

"According to guidelines, you would have to isolate for two weeks and that would rule you out."

Britain's former home secretary Jacqui Smith, actress Caroline Quentin, reality star Jamie Laing and boxer Nicola Adams are also set to take part in the this year's series of Strictly Come Dancing.