80's Pop Star Turned Reverand Richard Coles Announced For Strictly

80's Pop Star Turned Reverand Richard Coles Announced For Strictly
Rachael O Brien
Rachael O Brien

11 Aug 2017

The Communards star Reverend Richard Coles is the fifth celebrity confirmed for this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

As well being part of an '80s pop band Richard is also a Church of Ireland priest. 

The show announced the news on their Twitter this morning. 


One of The Communards most well known songs is 'Don't Leave Me This Way.'

Richard has said "Cometh the hour, cometh the overweight vicar with arthritis in the knees," in response to his taking part in the show.