A spangly new series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ is finally upon us, as the hit show bursts back onto our screens for its 13th - yes, 13th! - series.
This time around, ‘Strictly’ is throwing together the usual mix of household names like Peter Andre, Jamelia and ‘EastEnders’ actress Kellie Bright 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 11 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.
Carol Vorderman, performing on the second series of 'Strictly Come Dancing'
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 the newly-returned 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...