FORMER Bolton Faculty pupil Max George has been revealed as one of many celebrities who shall be competing on this yr’s Strictly Come Dancing.
The 31-year-old singer and actor is finest identified for being one fifth of pop band The Needed alongside Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker, Nathan Sykes and Siva Kaneswaran.
George is the second band member to participate after McGuiness gained the present again in 2015 with dance accomplice Aliona Vilani.
Speaking about Strictly, George joked: “Buzzing to be on Strictly this yr. Probably not one for the dance flooring, however I take loads of consolation in the truth that Jay McGuiness set The Needed’s bar so low….”
— Max George (@MaxGeorge) September 1, 2020
George began his profession as a footballer, taking part in for Preston North Finish, however after an harm ended his soccer profession, he determined to pursue a music profession.
He made his singing debut with the band Avenue. After the group disbanded in 2009, George joined the newly shaped band, The Needed. In 2014, following The Needed’s success in america, he landed his first appearing position within the sixth collection of the American tv collection Glee within the position of Clint, the chief of ‘Vocal Adrenaline’.
The Needed had two primary singles within the UK – All Time Low and Glad You Got here – with the latter reaching the highest three within the US Billboard chart.
The singer and actor can also be well-known for his relationship with former Our Lady and Coronation Road actress Michelle Keegan.
They first introduced they have been collectively in 2011 and received engaged only a few months later.
In 2012 their romance got here to an finish and Keegan went on to marry ex-Towie star Mark Wright in 2015.
George is now in a relationship with footballer Ryan Giggs’ ex-wife Stacey Giggs who’s 10 years his senior.
The 18th collection of Strictly…will start in October however shall be shorter than typical, and decide Bruno Tonioli can have a decreased position amid coronavirus restrictions.
ITV presenter Ranvir Singh was additionally added to the line-up on Wednesday.
BBC Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo has additionally been confirmed as have award-winning actress and presenter Caroline Quentin, former skilled American footballer, Jason Bell and Olympic boxer Nicola Adams who will make Strictly Come Dancing historical past by turning into the primary contestant to be a part of a same-sex pairing.