Tyler West: Who is the Strictly Come Dancing 2022 contestant and what is he famous for?

DJ and presenter is one of 15 celebrities competing for the Glitterball trophy

Shirley Ballas gets 'muddled up' and gives wrong score on Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing is back on our screens for a landmark 20th series.

In August, the hit BBC reality show unveiled its new roster of contestants for 2022, including TV presenters, athletes, and pop stars.

You can check out the full lineup here.

Among the contestants competing for the Glitterball trophy this year is Tyler West. He is coupled up with Dianne Buswell.

But who is West, and what has he said about appearing on Strictly?

West is a presenter, DJ and radio host, best known for hosting the Weekday Afternoons slot on Kiss.

He started out in children’s TV, with a number of gigs on CBBC. More recently, the 26-year-old has hosted Flat Out Fabulous and The MTV Movie Show.

Speaking ahead of his appearance on Strictly, he commented: “I am SO gassed to be joining the Strictly family! As I started writing this I already got cramp. It’s going to be one crazy incredible journey which will no doubt be SO far outside my comfort zone.

“It’s a show that means so much to me and my family and I can’t wait to seriously shake a leg on that shiny dance floor… with a side of sequins.”

West and partner Dianne Buswell

On whether he’s in it to win it, he said: “Oh, yeah 100 per cent I would love to lift the Glitterball. I would be my mum’s favourite son for the rest of her life.

“Going from being a 14 year old that never used to talk to anyone or come out of his bedroom on a council estate in south London, to lifting the Glitterball, would be an amazing achievement and a dream come true.”

West and Buswell scored 22 points for their first dance, an American Smooth to “Falling” by Harry Styles.

Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday 1 October at 6.30pm on BBC One.

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