‘Strictly Come Dancing’: 10 Celebrities You Forgot Had Been Contestants

How could we not remember Vorders?!

02/09/2016 13:13 BST | Updated 02/09/2016 13:14 BST

A spangly new series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ is finally upon us, as the hit show bursts back onto our screens for its 14th - yes, 14th! - series.

This time around, ‘Strictly’ is throwing together the usual mix of household names like former MP Ed Balls, singer Louise Redknapp and daytime TV star Judge Rinder, with a few lesser-known stars, who’ll quickly be growing familiar to us as we invite them into our living rooms week after week.

Over the years, stars like Louis Smith, Abbey Clancy and Alesha Dixon have become practically synonymous with ‘Strictly’, thanks to their memorable dance routines - but after 12 years on the air, we have to admit there are also a few big stars that we had actually forgotten had even been on the show.

For example, had anyone else totally forgotten that Carol Vorderman once waltzed her way around the ‘Strictly’ dance floor? Or that Gillian Taylforth, better known as Kathy Beale in ‘EastEnders’, once threw on her dancing shoes to perform for the infamous judging panel?

With a new series finally underway, let’s look back over 10 of the celebrities from years gone by whose ‘Strictly’ appearances had actually slipped our mind a bit...

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