After weeks of speculation, tonight judge Darcey Bussell appeared on The One Show to reveal the 15 celebrities who make up the cast of 2013.
Some were already confirmed, some were quite surprising – but who are they? Well – ladies first – there’s:
Mrs. Peter Crouch – Abbey Clancy
Trying to avoid ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’, singer, Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Broadcaster, Vanessa Feltz
James Bond actress, Fiona Fullerton
Coronation Street actress, Natalie Gumede
Businesswoman and Dragons’ Den star, Deborah Meaden
Newsreader, Susanna Reid
Countdown’s resident maths whizz, Rachel Riley
And now for the boys:
Casualty actor, Patrick Robinson
Former rugby union player, Ben Cohen
Fashion designer and Next Top Model regular, Julien Macdonald
Golf pro, Tony Jacklin
Hairy Biker, Dave Myers
Hollyoaks actor, Ashley Taylor Dawson
Waterloo Road and Early Doors star, Mark Benton
So there we have this year’s contestants. I wonder who will be the one to take Louis Smith’s crown as Strictly champion?
Contestant images courtesy of Ray Burmiston, all images ©BBC
Strictly Come Dancing Series 11 launches on Saturday at 6:50pm on BBC1
What do you think of this year’s Strictly line-up? Is there anyone who you are particularly looking forward to seeing? Please comment below or tweet me – @UKTVReviewer.
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