BBC Strictly star Angela Rippon inundated with support as she makes announcement

Strictly Come Dancing star Angela Rippon has shared some exciting news and her fans are absolutely delighted.

The Rip Off Britain presenter, 79 who is currently partnered with Kai Widdrington in this year's Strictly, announced on Instagram that she will officially be joining the Strictly Come Dancing tour next year. Taking to Instagram to share the news, the TV star said: "I am extremely excited to be joining the Strictly Come Dancing tour.

"Keep your eyes peeled on @strictlycomedancinglive for all the announcements but I'm so happy @laytonwilliams and @ellielouiseleach are also along for the ride."

Her fans were quick to share their excitement in the comments as one wrote: "Omg this is the best news!". A second said: "Yes 3 of my favourites are there. Can't wait to see Ellie, Layton and Angela doing the tour."

It comes after the dancing star was accused of "looking furious" at the judges feedback during Saturday and Sunday's shows. After facing and surviving the dreaded dance-off on Sunday, 5 November results show, Angela appeared on Strictly companion show It Takes Two on Tuesday night.

Speaking to host Fleur East, Angela spoke out about her "furious" look, as she explained: "I think when the judges have something which is constructive criticism you really should listen to what they say.

"I know a lot of people thought I was being grumpy and was furious with the judges but it could not have been further from the truth. It was my listening face!"

Last weekend saw the judges save Angela over former Emmerdale star Adam Thomas. Those who were left fuming at the results claimed that Angela had 'Blackpool plot armour' as she used to present Come Dancing, which was filmed in Blackpool and was the inspiration for Strictly.

Posting to X, formerly Twitter, one fan wrote: "You can literally see Adam slowly realising that Angela Rippon has Blackpool Week Plot Armour and he will be going home no matter how this goes. #scd #strictly."

"Crazy they saved Angela. She literally made stumbled a bit. Adam deserved to go through. They really so play favourites #StrictlyComeDancing #Strictly" added another.

Continuing with her Strictly journey Angela took to Instagram to pay tribute to her dancing professional before Sunday's results. Sharing a series of snaps from their Waltz to Fascination by Nat King Cole the 79 year old wrote the caption: "Halfway through the series! Such a thrill to dance with my lovely partner @kaiwidd for another week to the most beautiful music from the @bbcstrictly band."

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