|July 24, 1990|
|Place of Birth|
James "Jay" McGuiness (born 24 July 1990) is a British singer, songwriter and dancer, best known as a vocalist with boy band The Wanted. On 19 December 2015, partnered with Aliona Vilani, he won the 13th series of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.
On 10 October 2017, McGuiness joined the first series of Celebrity Hunted along with former bandmate Siva Kaneswaran, they won the series on 31 October 2017.
McGuiness grew up in Newark, Nottinghamshire, and attended All Saints RC School, Mansfield. He has a twin brother, Thomas and three other siblings.
From the age of 12, he pursued his love of performing by attending the Charlotte Hamilton School of Dance in Newark. As his love for the performing arts grew he attended the prestigious Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama in Carlton near Nottingham.
McGuiness is known as one fifth of Anglo-Irish boy band The Wanted. He was a member of the band from 2010, alongside Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes.
|Height||6 ft 1 in / 185 cm|
|Weight||181 lb / 82 kg|
|Shoe (Feet) Size||–|
|Hair Color||Light brown|
|Race / ethnicity||White|