Sawtry’s Lauren Steadman announced as contestant on Strictly Come Dancing

Lauren Steadman

Lauren Steadman - Credit: Archant

Sawtry star Lauren Steadman has been announced to be one of the contestants to compete in Strictly Come Dancing this year.

Lauren Steadman PICTURE: BBC

Lauren Steadman PICTURE: BBC - Credit: Archant

The 25-year-old double world champion paratriathlete and six-time European champion was revealed as the 13th celebrity to sign up for the show, alongside TV personality Katie Piper, cricketer Graeme Swann and ex-Blue singer Lee Ryan.

She said she was “very much looking forward” to the experience.

The star, who was born without a complete right arm, won a silver medal at the Rio 2016 games in the paratriathlon.

The athlete has competed in three Paralympics, in both swimming and the paratriathlon. She competed at both the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing and the 2012 Paralympics in London as a swimmer.

This year’s edition of Strictly Come Dancing will be the 16th series and will start on September 8 at 7.35pm on BBC 1.