Strictly’s Hamza Yassin ‘to get his own TV nature show’ after impressing BBC bosses

‘He’s been nothing short of a sensation’: Hamza Yassin ‘to get his own TV nature show’ after impressing BBC bosses with his ‘personality and humility’ on Strictly Come Dancing

Hamza Yassin is set to be getting his own nature TV show after the amazing following he has received on Strictly Come Dancing.

The CBeebies star, 32, has been showing off his incredible dance moves on the hit BBC show over the past few weeks and has won the viewers hearts.  

BBC bosses want to make the most of his new found fame but have yet to find a name for the new series. 

Exciting: Hamza Yassin is set to be getting his own nature TV show after the amazing following he has received on Strictly Come Dancing

Exciting: Hamza Yassin is set to be getting his own nature TV show after the amazing following he has received on Strictly Come Dancing

The nature cameraman and his professional partner Jowita Przystal have not been in the dance off during this years Strictly series so far. 

A TV insider told The Sun: ‘He’s been nothing short of a sensation on Strictly this year, coming from being a virtual unknown to becoming a huge favourite among viewers and judges alike. 

‘That’s why he’s invariably been near the top of the scoreboard every week and has never been in the dance-off.

Amazing! The CBeebies star, 32, has been showing off his incredible dance moves on the hit BBC show over the past few weeks and has won the viewers hearts

Amazing! The CBeebies star, 32, has been showing off his incredible dance moves on the hit BBC show over the past few weeks and has won the viewers hearts

‘But his popularity is as much to do with his personality and humility as anything else — and that’s what bosses are keen to develop further.’

After starting out as an underdog Hamza is now the firm favourite to win the show after a series of stunning routines.

Having topped the leaderboard four times and avoided the dreaded dance-off so far, Hamza’s odds are currently 1-3.

Hamza, who has worked on several nature and animal shows, has a degree in zoology with conservation and a masters in biological photography. 

Wow: BBC bosses want to make the most of his new found fame but have yet to find a name for the new series. show after the amazing following he has received on the dancing competition

Wow: BBC bosses want to make the most of his new found fame but have yet to find a name for the new series. show after the amazing following he has received on the dancing competition

The Countryfile and Animal Park presenter is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his idol natural historian Sir David Attenborough, who he has not yet met in person. 

Last month, Sir David provided a voiceover for one of the dances on the show, hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, in celebration of the BBC turning 100. 

It comes after Hamza revealed he’s struggling to adjust to his newfound fame after earning a legion of fans from the BBC ballroom show.

The CBeebies star, typically spends a lot of time in solicitude while working on his wildlife shows but is now spending his weeks in intense training sessions with Jowita.

Fame: A TV insider said: 'He's been nothing short of a sensation on Strictly this year, coming from being a virtual unknown to becoming a huge favourite among viewers and judges alike' (pictured in 2014)

Fame: A TV insider said: ‘He’s been nothing short of a sensation on Strictly this year, coming from being a virtual unknown to becoming a huge favourite among viewers and judges alike’ (pictured in 2014)

During a joint appearance on last Thursday’s Loose Women the pair were asked how they’re finding the process.

Addressing the initial backlash when he signed on the show, Hamza said: ‘When I got announced it was “who is he?”

‘Normally I’m not under the spotlight and Jowita told me it would all be fine, she gets me through and then I just flip her on a Saturday! It is a lot for me because I can spend weeks by myself.’

Hamza – who has worked on Countryfile and Animal Park – is known to younger viewers under the guise of Ranger Hamza, presenting CBeebies live-action show Let’s Go For A Walk and new series Ranger Hamza’s Eco Quest.

Incredible: They continued: 'His popularity is as much to do with his personality and humility as anything else — and that's what bosses are keen to develop further'

Incredible: They continued: ‘His popularity is as much to do with his personality and humility as anything else — and that’s what bosses are keen to develop further’

He comes from humble roots and previously revealed that he was voluntarily homeless for nine months as he tried to achieve his dream of becoming a wildlife photographer.

The presenter left home when he was 21 after being inspired by a family holiday to a remote Scottish village on the west coast peninsula of Ardnamurchan.

He decided to stay in the village to observe the wildlife, despite having no job and nowhere to live, with his parents convinced it was just a phase.

Hamza soon made a name for himself on the island and would have locals approach him to tell him of their wildlife spots.

He has lived there ever since and recently fronted Channel 4 documentary Scotland: My Life in the Wild and Scotland: Escape to the Wilderness, in which he guided celebrity companions on journeys through western and eastern Scotland and the Highlands.

'Normally I'm not under the spotlight': It comes after Hamza revealed he's struggling to adjust to his newfound fame after earning a legion of fans from the BBC ballroom show

‘Normally I’m not under the spotlight’: It comes after Hamza revealed he’s struggling to adjust to his newfound fame after earning a legion of fans from the BBC ballroom show

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