Who is Lauren Steadman? Strictly Come Dancing 2018 contestant and British Paralympian

LAUREN Steadman is used to being in training, but she'll require a new set of shoes now she's signed up for Strictly Come Dancing.

Here's everything you need to know about the British Paralympian and Strictly's latest star…

 Lauren Steadman has signed up for Strictly Come Dancing

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Lauren Steadman has signed up for Strictly Come Dancing

Who is Lauren Steadman?

Lauren Steadman was born December 18, 1992, in Peterborough, England without her right forearm.

Despite this, the 25-year-old is a double World Champion para-triathlete and six-time European Champion.

In 2014, Lauren also gained a first class degree in Psychology, from Portsmouth University and has since achieved her Masters in Business.

As a swimmer, she competed in two Olympic Games, debuting in Beijing at 15, before qualifying for the final of both the 100m freestyle S9 and the 400m freestyle S9 in London 2012.

In 2016, Lauren secured a silver medal in the inaugural Paratriathlon event at the Summer Paralympics in Rio.

 She is a six-time European Champion and Olympic silver medallist

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She is a six-time European Champion and Olympic silver medallist

When was Lauren confirmed to be on Strictly?

 The brainbox also has a first-class degree in Psychology

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The brainbox also has a first-class degree in Psychology

When does Strictly Come Dancing 2018 start?

LAUREN Steadman is used to being in training, but she'll require a new set of shoes now she's signed up for Strictly Come Dancing.