A sports star from Norfolk has been announced for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing. 

Jody Cundy, from Walpole St Andrew near King's Lynn, is an eight-time Paralympic gold medallist and joins the likes of Adam Thomas and Angela Rippon in the line-up.

He represented Team GB in cycling and swimming events at seven Paralympics. 

“I can’t believe I’m doing this," the 44-year-old. "I am literally the last person to get dragged on the dancefloor so this is jumping feet-first in at the deep end, something I never imagined myself doing, but you’ve just got to say yes when they come saying ‘Do you want to be on Strictly?'”

The Paralympian has also competed in multiple world championships, winning 23 world titles, but said the prospect of getting knocked out of Strictly early will be more nerve-wracking.

He added: "My most nervous thing would be going out in the first week – even talking about it now my heart is pumping.

"I had a world championship final literally last night and my heart rate is probably higher now than it was then.”

Cundy is the 11th celebrity contestant to be confirmed for the new series.

The line-up includes West End star Layton Williams, Love Island star Zara McDermott and journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy.