Richard is currently the Entertainment Editor on the ITV morning television programme, Daybreak. After starting a law degree at Edinburgh University, he quickly realised it wasn't for him and changed to a English Language and Literature course instead, before heading to London to train as a journalist. He wrote for Inside Soap magazine and worked on radio stations including BBC Radio 5 before joining GMTV. He's continued to work in print, radio and television, and has even had cameo roles in television programmes such as Footballer's Wives, Shameless and Hustle. No stranger to dance competitions, in 2010 Richard teamed up with former Strictly contestant Kate Garraway to perform in the BBC's Let's Dance for Comic Relief.
Richard will be competing in the tenth series of Strictly Come Dancing and will be dancing with Erin Boag.
Follow Richard on Twitter at @RichardAArnold.
Strictly Come Dancing
|1||Waltz||You Don't Bring Me Flowers||5||5||7||5||22||7th (14)|
|2||Cha cha cha||Love Shack||3||6||5||5||19||10th (14)|
|3||Quickstep||9 To 5||6||7||6||6||25||8th (13)|
|4||Paso doble||O Fortuna||5||5||7||5||22||10th (12)|
|5||Foxtrot||Big Spender||3||5||5||4||17||11th (11)|
|6||Charleston||Pencil Full Of Lead||7||8||7||7||29||8th (10)|
|7||Salsa||Club Tropican||5||6||7||6||24||=8th (9)|
*Leaderboard position in Week 2 is based on a combined score from Week 1 and Week 2 dances.
Week 7 - Salsa
Week 6 - Charleston
Week 5 - Foxtrot
Week 4 - Paso doble
Week 3 - Quickstep
Week 2 - Cha cha cha
Week 1 - Waltz