PARALYMPIC desk tennis participant, Will Bayley MBE, is preparing to participate in Strictly Come Dancing 2019.
And the world primary sportsman may be very desirous to tackle the brand new problem. This is all we all know concerning the gifted desk tennis star…
What has Will Bayley stated about Strictly Come Dancing?
Will, 31, revealed he was extremely excited to land the function as he was revealed on Julia Hartley-Brewer’s talkRADIO breakfast present.
Talking about participating, Will stated: “I am so proud to be on the present, it is my household’s favorite present. I’ve no dance expertise in any respect, however I hope I can do nicely.
“I wish to encourage folks with a incapacity – that might imply so much to me. I wish to show to folks I can do that.”
He added: “It may be laborious. It’s going to be an actual problem. My stability is affected.”
How a lot is Will Bayley being paid to affix Strictly Come Dancing?
The sportsman might pocket a fairly penny participating in Strictly Come Dancing, as every superstar is given a regular £25,000 cost.
In 2018, The Solar revealed how contestants got 1 / 4 of 1,000,000 after they signed up for the BBC One sequence.
In the event that they make it to the semi-finals the determine climbs to £75,000 and the Strictly winner are paid a whopping £100,000.
What’s Will Bayley’s background?
The 31-year-old was born on January 17, 1988, with arthrogryposis which impacts all 4 of his limbs.
Arthrogryposis is the time period for situations that trigger a number of curved joints in areas of the physique at delivery. It normally ends in stiff joints and muscle weak spot, and it isn’t seen as a genetic situation.
He learnt to play desk tennis after he was recognized with most cancers on the age of seven and his grandma purchased him a desk.
On the age of 12, he joined a desk tennis membership and went on to signify Kent’s ready bodied males’s crew.
He then lived and educated full time on the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield on the age of 17.
How did Will Bayley get well-known and what has he achieved?
Will represented Crew GB at t he 2008 Summer season Paralympics in Beijing, China and didn’t convey house a medal.
Nevertheless he walked away with gold medals at each the German and Czech desk tennis opens in 2009, in addition to in Lignano and Brazil in 2010.
Will received a silver medal for Nice Britain on the London 2012 Summer season Paralympics and bagged his first gold medal on the Rio 2016 Summer season Paralympics.
In 2017, he was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (BE) for providers to desk tennis.
Can even serves as an envoy for Kent Sports activities Belief Basis, Pepenbury and Incapacity Sports activities Teaching.
He was a Commonwealth Video games ambassador for the Gold Coast Video games in Australia 2018.
The desk tennis participant starred on an episode of Channel four present, First Dates, in 2016.
Months later Will went on to fulfill his accomplice Fiona York and the pair share daughter Bella.
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When can I watch Strictly Come Dancing 2019 on BBC One?
Strictly Come Dancing is returning for its 17th series on BBC One in 2019.
It kicks off with the red carpet launch on Monday, August 26, 2019.
The series premiere will follow shortly after, but a date is yet to be confirmed.
The main show will air live on Saturday evenings with the results the following day on Sundays.
In July 2019 it was revealed Motsi Mabuse will be joining the judging panel of Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel-Horwood.
Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly return as the presenting duo, with Rylan Clark-Neal confirmed as host of Strictly: It Takes Two alongside Zoe Ball.