BBC presenter and Strictly Come Dancing star Rhys Stephenson burst onto screens on Saturday night after it emerged he will be competing with professional dancer, Nancy Xu.
The BBC dancing competition is not Rhys’ first experience. Joe Sugg founded the company that represents the CBBC star.
Although Rhys is most well-known as a TV presenter on shows like Blue Peter and Saturday Mash-Up, he will be gaining new fans as he steps onto the famed dance floor.
Daily Star can confirm that Rhys’s career has been managed by Margravine. The company was founded by YouTube stars Joe Sugg, and Caspar Le.
As well as Rhys’ link to Joe, the company also represent Joe’s girlfriend and professional Strictly dancer, Dianne Buswell.
When asked if Rhys’ relationship with Joe and Dianne played any role in Rhys signing up for the contest, the BBC declined to respond.
Rhys previously stated that he thinks he might have an advantage over his co-stars after admitting to having some dance experience.
He has previously said that he has “good rhythm” and believes he could go far in the competition as he competes alongside the likes of Judi Love and Olympic legend, Adam Peaty.
London-born Rhys said: “I back myself I’ve got a good rhythm,” before admitting that he has trained in dance before.
He continued: “I’ve always enjoyed dancing I’ve always had fun with it and in school, I did street dancing, learning a routine is not new to me but I haven’t done that kind of stuff in a little while.
“But I’m always ready to get in there and learn a routine and dance.”
The Express reports that Rhys went on to say: “But all the time it’s always been on my own I’ve never really done a routine where I’ve had to hold someone or lift someone.
“I trust my partner as well that’s where my strength is going to come from.”
Rhys has vowed to not ditch his cheeky-chap persona while competing on the BBC programme.
“I can’t just abandon CBBC, I probably won’t be on as much, obviously because I’ll be rehearsing, but I can’t stay away from Hacker The Dog that long,” he said.
Rhys also admitted that he was “buzzing” to slip into some shiny clothes and take to the famous BBC dancefloor.
He said: “I have dreamt about being on this show, and I know for a fact that it is going to exceed every expectation.
“I cannot wait to experience it all: the costumes, the orchestra, even Craig’s glare! I am READY!”
Daily Star reached out Margravine Management to get their comments.
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