Dust off those sequins, Strictly Come Dancing is back! The hit BBC One series returns to our screens on Saturday 11th September with a fresh batch of celebrities ready to compete in this year’s dance contest.
Rugby player Gavin Henson, magician Paul Daniels and former Destiny's Child star Michelle Williams will all compete in this year's Strictly Come Dancing. They will be joined by former soap stars Kara Tointon and Tina O'Brien, actress Felicity Kendal and former MP Ann Widdecombe. Ex-England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, actress Patsy Kensit and presenter Matt Baker are also included in the line-up. To complete the line-up, film actor Jimi Mistry, comic and psychologist Pamela Stephenson, Eastenders’ and former star of The Bill, Scott Maslen and DJ turner actor, Goldie are all taking part in the show.
Saturday night’s show will see the celebrities meet their professional partners for the first time, with the first live show following several weeks later on October 1st.
Paul Daniels, 72, said: "I feel sorry for anyone who gets lumbered with me because they are really going to have their work cut out.
"I guess they shouldn't be very tall!
Recently it was announced that Bruce Forsyth would no longer be presenting the Sunday night show. Instead, Bruce will continue to host the Saturday night show with Tess Daly, and Claudia Winkleman will replace Brucie on Sundays and join Tess to present the show.
Judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Alesha Dixon all return to the panel.
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