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'Strictly Come Dancing': 'This Morning' Presenter Alison Hammond Signs Up For BBC Dance Show

31/07/2014 07:15 BST | Updated 31/07/2014 07:59 BST

'This Morning' presenter Alison Hammond has reportedly signed up to appear on the new series of 'Strictly Come Dancing' when it returns to our screens later this year.

Alison - who shot to fame on the third series of 'Big Brother' in 2002 - has previously said it would be an 'absolute dream to represent 'big girls' on the show.

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Alison Hammond

A source told The Sun: “Alison’s personality is infectious and the bosses are sure she will be popular. She has the kind of charisma and humour that people love.

“She was genuinely delighted to be asked to join. There is no doubt she will throw everything into her dance training. She could be one of this year’s real surprises.”

'Strictly' won't be the first celeb-based show that Alison has appeared on, having previously taken part in 'I'm A Celebrity… Get me Out Of Here!', 'Celebrity Fit Club' and 'Celebrity MasterChef'.

The source added: “Alison has always loved Strictly but she never thought it was a possibility until she saw Lisa Riley do so well. So she jumped at the chance this year.

“She came in for her fitting last week and can’t wait to get started.”

Also rumoured to be taking part in this year's show - the first to be hosted by Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly following Bruce Forsyth's retirement - are former 'TOWIE' star Mark Wright, ‘Masterchef’ judge Gregg Wallace, former 'Xtra Factor' host Caroline Flack and ‘Monty Python’ star Carol Cleveland.

Find out who else is rumoured to be taking to the floor on this year's 'Strictly' below...

'Strictly Come Dancing' 2014: Rumoured Contestants

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