The BBC explains: "Nina Wadia OBE is an actor well known for many roles including starring in the BBC Two sketch show Goodness Gracious Me, Open All Hours spin-off Still Open All Hours, and for playing Zainab Masood in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, where she won 'Best Onscreen Partnership' and 'Best Comedy' at the British Soap Awards.
"Nina has performed in a variety of theatre productions including the Tony award winning The Vagina Monologues and recently appeared in the live-action film remake of Aladdin. Nina is also a regular presenter on BBC One's Sunday Morning Live. A JDRF ambassador, she received an OBE in the 2021 New Year's Honours List for her services to charity and entertainment."
Wadia says: "I've always danced like nobody's watching, so if we blindfold the judges I could actually win Strictly 2021."
The comedy actor is the 11th contestant revealed for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing. Last week it was revealed that Robert Webb would compete, whilst other contestants confirmed include Greg Wise, Katie McGlynn, Dan Walker, Rhys Stephenson.
The BBC says: "The multi-award-winning entertainment show, produced by BBC Studios, will return to BBC One for its 19th series this autumn, once again bringing glitter, glamour and glorious dancing to Saturday and Sunday nights."
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