‘Strictly Come Dancing’ fans won’t have long to wait until they can find out which stars will be lacing up their dancing shoes and heading onto the floor for this year’s series.
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Chris Evans - because God knows he hasn’t been getting enough media attention lately - will be revealing the first celebrity taking part in this year’s series on his Radio 2 show this Monday (10 August). ‘It Takes Two’ presenter Zoe Ball confirmed this on Radio 2 on Wednesday.
Last year, fans of the show were teased with the revelation of one member of the line-up per day, through a variety of different media, and it sounds like bosses have a similar tactic lined up this time around.
Rehearsals for this year’s show are already underway, with the 13 professional dancers returning from last series posing for a photo in a studio, alongside the three new recruits to the line-up.
In the past few months, we’ve seen rumours circulating all over about who could be taking part, with Peter Andre, Louise Redknapp and Jamelia reportedly on producers’ wishlists (and Michelle Heaton apparently on a one-woman mission to land a place on the show).
Several stars have also ruled themselves out of the running, such as ‘Loose Women’ presenter Linda Robson, who admitted she was fearful she’d be the token “joke” act, and newsreader Fiona Bruce, who confessed she prefers “getting down on the dancefloor” to performing routines.
Check out the full list of rumours for this year’s ‘Strictly’ below, ahead of this Monday’s announcement…