Who is Eddie Kadi? Meet the Strictly Come Dancing 2023 contestant who is set to star in Sumotherhood

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With Strictly Come Dancing 2023 soon to be underway, meet one the contestants, Eddie Kadi

Comedian and actor Eddie Kadi is one of many stars who is gearing up to take to the stage on Strictly Come Dancing 2023. Kadi, who was born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, has had a busy career to date.

His first breakthrough came in 2006, when he won the BECA Award for Best Comedy Newcomer In 2006. He was also the first Black British solo comedian to sell out London’s IndigO2 – two of those during 2009.

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Just a year later in 2010, he performed at London’s O2 Arena where he sold out the 13,000 seat arena. Since then, he has performed all over the world.

As well as comedy, he is also a radio presenter on BBC Radio 1Xtra on the Official UK Afrobeats Charts Show. He has also been seen on various panel shows including V’s comedy panel show Sorry, I Didn’t Know.

As mentioned, he is also an actor. and works as a voiceover artist, including a characterisation in the Tiger-Aspect-produced animated TV series Tinga Tinga Tales. He has also appeared in  Anuvahood and will star in the upcoming movie Sumotherhood.

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The 40-year-old has hosted the MOBO Awards, as well as the official red carpet show for BET International and BET Africa in Los Angeles and the main stage of the Afro Nation Festivals across the world.

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