‘Strictly Come Dancing’ 2013: The Line-Up Revealed

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

Abbey Clancy 

Trying to avoid ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’, singer, Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sophie Ellis-Bextor 

Broadcaster, Vanessa Feltz

Vanessa Feltz 

James Bond actress, Fiona Fullerton

Fiona Fullerton 

Coronation Street actress, Natalie Gumede

Natalie Gumede 

Businesswoman and Dragons’ Den star, Deborah Meaden

Deborah Meaden 

Newsreader, Susanna Reid

Susanna Reid 

Countdown’s resident maths whizz, Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley 

And now for the boys:


Casualty actor, Patrick Robinson

Patrick Robinson 

Former rugby union player, Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen 

Fashion designer and Next Top Model regular, Julien Macdonald

Julien Macdonald 

Golf pro, Tony Jacklin

Tony Jacklin 

Hairy Biker, Dave Myers

Dave Myers 

Hollyoaks actor, Ashley Taylor Dawson

Ashley Taylor Dawson 

Waterloo Road and Early Doors star, Mark Benton

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.

You can also see what’s coming up on TV in the coming week on this blog, published every Saturday at midnight.


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