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Sophie Ellis-Bextor talks Strictly, music and family life

Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor almost went all the way in last year's Strictly Come Dancing but won't have a pang when the latest contestants line up for the new series. "The...

Scott Mills announces live on air that he is joining Strictly

Scott Mills surprised radio listeners when he confirmed live on air that he will be joining Strictly Come Dancing this year. The award-winning presenter was speaking to Strictly judge Craig...

Steve Backshall to swap the jungle for the ballroom as he's confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2014

Steve Backshall is the latest celebrity to be confirmed for the Strictly Come Dancing 2014 line-up. The Bafta-winning naturalist is set to swap the jungle for the ballroom when he...

EastEnders star Jake Wood revealed as Strictly contestant: 'I'm doing it for all the dads out there'

EastEnders star Jake Wood has been added to the celebrity line-up for Strictly Come Dancing 2014. The actor, who is best known for playing Albert Square's notorious bad boy and...

Casualty actress Sunetra Sarker joins Strictly Come Dancing line-up

Sunetra Sarker, best known for playing Dr Zoe Hanna in BBC One medical drama Casualty, is the latest celebrity to confirm they're taking part in the new series of Strictly...

Mark Wright confirms Strictly rumours: 'I'm genuinely petrified but I can't wait to get stuck in'

Mark Wright will be taking part in the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing, he confirmed on Friday night.The TV presenter revealed that he is "genuinely petrified about dancing...

Blue singer Simon Webbe 'can't wait to get started' as he's confirmed in Strictly Come Dancing line-up

Blue singer Simon Webbe is the latest celebrity to be confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2014.He made the announcement on Thursday morning, speaking on ITV's Good Morning Britain."I am so...

'Bring on the spandex': Thom Evans is first male to join Strictly line-up

Ex-rugby player Thom Evans is the first confirmed male celebrity taking part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing. Thom, 29, made the announcement this morning via the official @bbcstrictly Vine...

Gallery: Strictly Come Dancing romances

As the celebrity contestants are slowly unveiled, excitement is building for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing. This autumn will see stars and their professional partners battling it out...

Alison Hammond 'absolutely overjoyed' to be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing

TV presenter Alison Hammond has said she is "absolutely overjoyed" to be taking part in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing. Alison announced the news on ITV's This Morning...

Andy Murray's mum Judy confirmed as Strictly Come Dancing contestant

Andy Murray's mum Judy is swapping tennis racquets for dancing shoes — the 54-year-old has been confirmed as the second celebrity taking part in the new series of Strictly Come...

Robin Windsor pulls out of Strictly Come Dancing 2014

Strictly Come Dancing favourite Robin Windsor has pulled out of this year's show with a back injury. The 34-year-old said he was "devastated" to be withdrawing from the hit BBC...

Mark Wright to take part in Strictly Come Dancing

Mark Wright has reportedly signed up to take part in this year's BBC hit dance show Strictly Come Dancing. It wouldn't be the first time that the former TOWIE star...

Strictly Come Dancing 2014: meet the professional dancers

Strictly Come Dancing will be returning to screens this autumn and the much-anticipated list of professional dancers has been revealed. 
Show favourite and HELLO! Online blogger Ola Jordan is one...

Exclusive: Erin Boag introduces baby Ewan

Strictly Come Dancing star Erin Boag has introduced the baby boy who she quit the show for. Ewan Robert Geoffrey O'Dowd is the first child for Erin and her husband...

Claudia Winkleman 'terrified' about co-hosting Strictly Come Dancing

Claudia Winkleman has admitted she's feeling "terrified" about her new hosting role on Strictly Come Dancing.The 42-year-old presenter, who has recently been announced as Sir Bruce Forsyth's replacement on the...

Claudia Winkleman to co-host Strictly with Tess Daly

Claudia Winkleman will reportedly replace Sir Bruce Forsyth on Strictly Come Dancing, with an official announcement soon expected to confirm the news.The 42-year-old mother-of-three, who previously presented the dance competition's...



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