• Strictly Come Dancing: Kirsty Gallacher and Iwan Thomas complete line-up

    After months of secrecy and speculation, the full Strictly Come Dancing line-up has finally been confirmed. The final two contestants have been revealed as Kirsty Gallacher and Iwan Thomas. The pair were announced on The One Show on Thursday evening, and both spoke of their excitement at joining the hit show. "I've always been a huge fan of Strictly so I am very excited to be taking part in the show this year," Kirsty, 39, said. "Sport and fitness have always been a big part of my life but dancing is an entirely new challenge for me. I can't wait

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    Last year Strictly Come Dancing trumped The X Factor when it came to the shows' ratings, but Simon Cowell is confident that won't be the case this year. The music mogul said at the ITV show's London launch on Wednesday: "This show does feel better, the talent's great, they're interesting, so if it's us versus Peter Andre, I'm going to put my money on us." He added: "I have really had a good time this year. You want judges who want to judge the talent and actually want to find an artist - that's what I noticed when I was