Previous Asian contestants on Strictly include actor Jimi Mistry, Presenter Anita Rani, TV medic Dr. Sanj, and actress Sunetra Sarker.
Other celebrities in the 2020 edition of the show competing against Ranvir are BBCR1 DJ Clara Amfo, former American footballer Jason Bell and actress Caroline Quentin. For 2020 there will also be a series first with a same-sex couple dancing together, one half of who will be Olympic boxing gold-medallist Nicola Adams. She admitted that she’s as “dedicated to dancing as she is to the boxing ring,” so she’s one to watch.
There are still a few more contestants to be announced with rumours rife that Adil Ray may be joining the line-up. If that’s the case they can definitely bring on the wet sari scene, we’d love to see his take.
BBC Strictly Come Dancing is expected to air in October