Strictly Come Dancing: Meet the contestants

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Strictly Come Dancing: Meet the contestants

Julien Macdonald

Age:42
Occupation: Fashion Designer

Best known for: Draping A-listers from Kylie to Kelly Brook in silk and sequins

As Strictly’s very first Fashion Designer, Julien Macdonald OBE is a genuine exclusive. He started his career working for Karl Lagerfeld, and in 2001 was named British Fashion Designer of the Year.

The Welsh fashion maven can't wait for someone to dress him and says he'll "end up looking like a Christmas tree".

"I've spent my entire life dressing a variety of different people from all different backgrounds, shapes, sizes and ages," said Julien. "For once in my life, somebody gets to dress me. For me, I like the fact I can have the sparkles and the crystals, and the glamour that I’ve spent my life putting on other people. For me it’s the fun part of it. It’s camp and funny.

"I'm going to give it my best shot and work hard, but I'm definitely not going to stand there and let Craig lay into me," he said. "I'm not afraid of the Revel Horwood."