Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Who is HRVY? Age, height, real name and girlfriend revealed

12 December 2020, 17:07 | Updated: 12 December 2020, 17:10

Strictly Come Dancing 2020: HRVY
Strictly Come Dancing 2020: HRVY. Picture: BBC

By Rory O'Connor

The brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing has returned to our screens. But who is contestant HRVY?

The 18th series of the award-winning entertainment show has put the sparkle back into Saturday and Sunday nights... but who is HRVY?

Popstar HRVY has amazed judges and viewers alike, and is one of the favourites to win the 2020 series of Strictly Come Dancing alongside his professional partner Janette Manrara.

Here's everything you need to know about the singer:

  1. Who is HRVY and what is his real name?

    HRVY's real name is Harvey Leigh Cantwell. The popstar has over a billion combined streams to his name and a social following of over 10 million globally.

    He has sold out two UK and European tours and has shared the stage with Jonas Blue at Smooth’s sister station Capital’s Summertime Ball and Jingle Bell Ball.

    Born in Kent, HRVY first rose to fame after uploading his music videos to Facebook.

    He signed to Virgin EMI in 2017 and his debut album is out this year. He has previously presented on CBBC's Friday Download.

  2. How old is HRVY?

    HRVY was born on January 28, 1999. This will make him 21-years-old at the time of Strictly Come Dancing.

  3. Does HRVY have a girlfriend?

    HRVY has not officially confirmed if he has a girlfriend, however, he's been linked to 18-year-old YouTube and TikTok starr Olivia Neill.

    Earlier this year, HRVY said: "I’m currently single so I mean… I might be looking for some love on Strictly.

    "If it comes my way, if I find some chemistry with someone and they’re like, 'I’m down', 100 per cent."

    "It happened to Joe [Sugg],’ he said. ‘I feel like dancing is so intimate, it can spark up something."

  4. How tall is HRVY?

    HRVY is roughly 5ft 8in tall.

  5. Did HRVY have coronavirus and did it affect Strictly Come Dancing 2020?

    Yes. Strictly Come Dancing contestant HRVY revealed he had tested positive for coronavirus, 10 days before the launch show was due to be filmed.

    The singer tweeted to say he's "all good, no symptoms, just isolating for the next 10 days".

    He later updated his followers, saying: "So, yeah, for now stay safe. I'm fine, I'm chilling. But I'm going to be in this bedroom for the next 10 days, so I guess I'll see you guys on the other side. Love you!"

    A BBC spokesperson said: "We can confirm that a member of the Strictly team has tested positive for coronavirus and they are now self-isolating at home following the latest government guidelines.

    "We have rigorous protocols in place to manage Covid-19 as the safety of all those involved in the production is paramount."