This week, three celebrities for Strictly Come Dancing 2017 have been revealed, with each of them sure to provide a different slice of energy and excitement when they hit the BBC One dancefloor. But who are the three famous faces announced so far? Take a look below…
“I’m a huge fan of Strictly Come Dancing so I can’t actually believe I’m lucky enough to be taking part in it this year! I’m literally so excited to learn latin and ballroom dancing, and of course I can’t wait to get into the sequins too! It’s going to be a lot of hard work but I’m ready for the challenge.”
“Having the opportunity to take part in this year’s Strictly is such an honour. It’s going to be exciting, challenging and terrifying all at once and I am so looking forward to stepping out of my comfort zone and learning to dance. See you under the Glitterball!”
“I have dreamt about doing Strictly for so long. I can’t quite believe my dream has come true! The sum of my dance experience is throwing a few shapes at a party, I’ve never had a dance lesson in my life. Without doubt it will be the scariest yet most exciting thing I’ve ever done. It’ll be a welcome change worrying about my next hot move instead of my next hot flush!”
Over on the professional side, new dancers Amy Dowden, Dianne Buswell and Nadiya Bychkova join veterans Giovanni Pernice, Aljaž Škorjanec, AJ Pritchard, Brendan Cole, Neil Jones, Anton du Beke, Pasha Kovalev, Kevin Clifton, Karen Clifton, Katya Jones, Chloe Hewitt, Oti Mabuse and Janette Manrara.
Len Goodman has of course exited the series as head judge, and he’ll be replaced by the brilliant Shirley Ballas.
What do you make of the line-up so far? It’ll certainly be interesting to see if other names linked to the new series make it onto the show. With the likes of Olly Murs, Danny-Boy Hatchard, Samantha Womack and Rita Simons all rumoured to be taking part, this could be one of the most star-studded, television star-heavy versions of Strictly we’ve ever seen.
Strictly Come Dancing makes its return to BBC One later this year.