FORMER Bolton School student Max George has been revealed as one of the celebrities who will be competing in this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

The 31-year-old singer and actor is best known for being one fifth of pop band The Wanted alongside Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker, Nathan Sykes and Siva Kaneswaran.

George is the second band member to take part after McGuiness won the show back in 2015 with dance partner Aliona Vilani.

Talking about Strictly, George joked: “Buzzing to be on Strictly this year. Not really one for the dance floor, but I take a lot of comfort in the fact that Jay McGuiness set The Wanted’s bar so low....”

George started his career as a footballer, playing for Preston North End, but after an injury ended his football career, he decided to pursue a music career.

He made his singing debut with the band Avenue. After the group disbanded in 2009, George joined the newly formed band, The Wanted. In 2014, following The Wanted's success in the United States, he landed his first acting role in the sixth series of the American television series Glee in the role of Clint, the leader of 'Vocal Adrenaline'.

The Wanted had two number one singles in the UK - All Time Low and Glad You Came - with the latter reaching the top three in the US Billboard chart.

The singer and actor is also well known for his relationship with former Our Girl and Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan.

They first announced they were together in 2011 and got engaged just a few months later.

In 2012 their romance came to an end and Keegan went on to marry ex-Towie star Mark Wright in 2015.

George is now in a relationship with footballer Ryan Giggs' ex-wife Stacey Giggs who is 10 years his senior.

The 18th series of Strictly...will begin in October but will be shorter than usual, and judge Bruno Tonioli will have a reduced role amid coronavirus restrictions.

ITV presenter Ranvir Singh was also added to the line-up on Wednesday.

BBC Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo has also been confirmed as have award-winning actress and presenter Caroline Quentin, former professional American footballer, Jason Bell and Olympic boxer Nicola Adams who will make Strictly Come Dancing history by becoming the first contestant to be part of a same-sex pairing.