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

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.

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 paratriathlete 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 Steadman confirmed to be on Strictly 2018?

On August 20, 2018, it was confirmed that Lauren Steadman would be the thirteenth celebrity to join the Strictly Come Dancing 2018 line-up.

Lauren said she kept the exciting news a secret from her 97-year-old nan and her sister who is a huge fan of Strictly.

She said: "I am a bit nervous, but I think you can revert back to dad dancing if it all goes wrong."

Lauren revealed she won't use a prosthetic on the show because she fears it will fly off during a spin.

 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?

Strictly returned on Saturday, September 8.

The contestants for Strictly 2018 have all now been announced.

Lauren will be joining:

  • Katie Piper
  • Ashley Roberts
  • Faye Tozer
  • Danny John-Jules
  • Graeme Swann
  • Charles Venn
  • Lee Ryan
  • Vick Hope
  • Dr Ranj Singh
  • Stacey Dooley
  • Joe Sugg
  • Kate Silverton
  • Seann Walsh
  • Susannah Constantine

Paralympian Lauren Steadman has been revealed as the 13th Strictly Come Dancing star on The One Show

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.