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Married couple in Strictly Come Dancing line-up

17th September 2007

Sequins will fly when the first married couple take to the floor on Strictly Come Dancing.

Gabby Logan, the BBC Sport presenter, Times columnist and former international gymnast, will attempt to rumba her way past husband Kenny, a former Scotland rugby union international. The switch from sports field to dancefloor has previously proved a winner in the ballroom competition, now a top-rated programme in 25 countries. Last year 12 million viewers watched England cricketer Mark Ramprakash sashay to victory. Darren Gough, his former international colleague, triumphed in 2005.

The Logans will compete against John Barnes, the former England footballer, who admitted he needed to lose a few pounds. Karen Hardy, last year’s winning professional dancer, returns to partner actor Brian Capron, best known for his role as serial killer Richard Hillman in Coronation Street.

Other dancers include:

Alesha Dixon
Dancing with: Matthew Cutler
Singer with former band Mis-Teeq, and TV presenter.
  
Dominic Littlewood
Dancing with: Lilia Kopylova
Presenter of 'To Buy or not to Buy' on BBC One.
 
Kate Garraway
Dancing with: Anton Du Beke
TV journalist, co-hosts ITV1's GMTV.
 
Gethin Jones
Dancing with: Camilla Dallerup
TV presenter of CBBC's Blue Peter.
 
Kelly Brook
Dancing with: Brendan Cole
Model, actress and TV presenter.
  
Letitia Dean
Dancing with: Darren Bennet
Actress, best known as Sharon Watts in EastEnders.
  
Penny Lancaster-Stewart
Dancing with: Ian Waite
Model and photographer, married to rock star Rod Stewart.
  
Stephanie Beacham
Dancing with: Vincent Simone
Actress, starred in 'The Colbys' and recently in ITV1's 'Bad Girls'.
 
Willie Thorne
Dancing with: Erin Boag
Former snooker champion and commentator

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