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Frankie Sandford Confirms She Will Be Taking Part In The New Series Of 'Strictly Come Dancing' As The Saturdays Take A Break

13/08/2014 07:28 BST | Updated 13/08/2014 13:59 BST

The Saturdays' Frankie Sandford has confirmed she has signed up for this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

New mum Frankie will hit the 'Strictly' dancefloor when the show returns to BBC One later this year..

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Frankie Sandford of The Saturdays

The Saturdays will 'take a break' following their Greatest Hits tour next month, with the other members - Rochelle Humes, Mollie King, Una Foden and Vanessa White - keen to work on their own projects after seven years together as a group.

Speaking about her forthcoming stint on the 'Strictly' dancefloor, Frankie said: "I'm such a huge fan of Strictly. I've always wanted to be a part of the show – it looks like so much fun and the costumes are just gorgeous.

"Like so many little girls, I used to take dance lessons when I was in primary school and I really love dancing but this is going to be so different from anything I have done with The Saturdays.

"I just can't wait to get started."

She also took to Twitter to confirm the news:

A source told The Sun: “Frankie was the BBC’s main target for Strictly this year — they desperately want her sexy girlband glamour and love the fact she is a WAG.

“She almost competed last year but had to pull out when she found out she was pregnant.

“The Saturdays thought it was the perfect time to coincide with an extended holiday.

“They’ve been working pretty much non-stop for six years and want some time off to focus on all their various solo interests.”

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The Saturdays

But all you Saturdays fans can rest easy as the ladies have already lined up a Christmas album due for release this year.

“They’ll end up being in more demand because of the exposure Frankie will get on Strictly," the source added.

It's been a busy time for Frankie following her marriage to footballer Wayne Bridge last month.

The couple, who have a nine-month-old son together, got hitched at a swish ceremony at Woburn Abbey in Buckinghamshire, with the rest of The Saturdays all in attendance.

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