Johnny Ball, born 23 May 1938, is a British television personality and a populariser of mathematics.
Johnny Ball is among one of the fourteen celebrity contestants who will be taking part in the Strictly Come Dancing series 10.
Johnny Ball will be dancing with professional dancer Aliona Vilani.
Johnny originally from Bristol, spent his primary school years there and later in his childhood moved to Bolton, Lancashire, where he attended Bolton County Grammar School.
Johnny was a regular fixture on children’s television in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, presenting several series of popular science and technology programmes intended for children. Johnny was known for popularising math and science through his extensive back catalogue of TV shows, children’s books and lectures. Now he’s hoping the numbers will add up for him on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing scoreboard.
Johnny has also written a number of children’s books on fun ways to learn which sell in over 30 countries, as well as producing five hugely successful educational stage musicals which have toured the UK. Johnny is now a prominent guest speaker and tours schools all around the country, continuing his promotion of education.
Johnny’s daughter Zoë Ball appeared in Strictly Come Dancing Series 3 in 2005.