• Janette Manrara admits the one thing she's worried about for this year's Strictly series

    Janette Manrara has opened up about the recent celebrity announcements for the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing, and admitted that she's nervous as to who she'll be partnered with this year. Speaking in a video on her Instagram Stories, she said: "I'm definitely nervous - actually more excited – I get excited every year to find out who I'm gonna get… I have had the most amazing celebs so far… Who's it gonna be? Anyways, stay tuned guys, more to be announced this week – more nerves and excitement, eek!" Instagram: @Jmanrara She also asked her followers what they think

  • Strictly fans convinced Gok Wan is seventh celebrity contestant after big clue

    The Strictly Come Dancing celebrity contestants have been unveiled throughout the week, with the seventh one expected to be announced on Thursday's This Morning. And ahead of the big reveal, eagle-eyed fans have guessed that it will be Gok Wan after spotting a big clue. On Wednesday, the fashion guru had shared a cryptic message on Twitter, which read: "I have some amazing exciting news… but I can't tell you until Thursday! This is gonna do my head in!" Then, on Thursday morning ahead of the ITV daytime show, Strictly's official Twitter account tweeted: "Turn on @thismorning tomorrow to

  • Strictly's Alexandra Burke reveals she'll dance her heart out for her mum

    Taking part in 2017's Strictly Come Dancing, Alexandra Burke has revealed how she has felt her late mother, Melissa Bell, in the audience willing her to do well - and of her yearning to sing again. "I think mum is watching over me," she exclusively told HELLO! in October 2017. "When the camera panned to the audience, I saw my mum sitting with my brother and I choked up," she added. "Then it hit me that she wasn't there." Afterwards, Alexandra broke down in tears during a live interview with the show's co-host Claudia Winkleman. The outpouring of love

  • This Morning presenter Dr Ranj Singh is announced as seventh Strictly Come Dancing contestant

    This Morning presenter Dr Ranj Singh has been announced as the next contestant on Strictly Come Dancing! The exciting news was announced by Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes on the breakfast show this morning after teasing the viewers with who it could be. After hinting that it could be Eamonn take over the role, they reveaked Ranj, who was sat in a Glitterball chair during the exciting announcement. Speaking about the decision to join the contest, he said: "I'm so overwhelmed and excited to be part of this wonderful show. It's an absolute dream come true for me! I've

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  • Here's why Scarlett Moffatt almost definitely won't be competing on Strictly Come Dancing

    Speculation has been rife as to who will take part in the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing, with TV personality Scarlett Moffatt among the most talked about names of celebs who could well be involved in the competition. However, it has now been reported that the former Gogglebox star will be reprising her gig presenting I'm a Celebrity's Extra Camp with Joel Dommett and Joe Swash, meaning that she would miss out on taking part in Strictly as the two series clash with one another. Will Scarlett be on Strictly? Joel, who was the runner-up in the 2016 series, confirmed

  • Ariana Grande and James Corden's Carpool Karaoke might be the best one yet – watch the video

    Ariana Grande joined James Corden on his famous Carpool Karaoke segment of the Late, Late Show, and it might well be the best one yet! The One Last Time singer performed two of her new singles, God is a Woman and No Tears Left to Cry, her favourite Broadway song, Suddenly Seymour, and discussed some of the tabloids more absurd stories about her. James asked her: "What's the strangest or weirdest thing you've ever read about yourself?" Ariana and James stopped for a coffee Ariana said: "Tons of pregnancy stuff, people really want me to be pregnant. They want it so

  • Oops! Emmerdale director makes Instagram blunder as he reveals this killed-off character is still alive

    Eagle-eyed Emmerdale fans have been playing Cluedo after realising that one of the show's popular characters - who is thought to have died - could well be alive after all. In a now-deleted Instagram post, the soap's director George Siougas shared a picture of himself with Rebecca White actress Emily Head, and her famous dad Anthony Head, who had paid his daughter a visit on set. The trio posed for a photo, which George captioned: "With the great Anthony Head who paid us a set visit today to see his lovely daughter Emily. I feel totally Vampire Slayered! Or

  • Stacey Dooley has been revealed as the eighth Strictly Come Dancing contestant

    Stacey Dooley has been revealed as the eighth contestant to compete on Strictly Come Dancing! The journalist, who is best known for her series, Stacey Dooley Investigates, has revealed how excited she is to be involved in a statement which read: "It's happening! I'm taking part in Strictly Come Dancing this year and my mother is going to explode. 2018 has already been such an incredible year for me, I've done some amazing things and I'm excited to add becoming a dancing GENIUS to the list! Typically, work for me is very serious and can be quite hard core

  • Strictly's Karen Clifton reveals the one friend who helped her and Kevin through their split

    Strictly Come Dancing star Karen Clifton has paid tribute to the one special friend in her life, who she considers the "glue" in helping her and estranged husband Kevin through their marital woes. The 36-year-old dancer revealed to Dogs Today magazine that the former couple's dog Betty has helped in ensuring that they have kept a close relationship. The dancing duo remain on good terms, and share joint ownership of their beloved pet. Karen told the publication: "Betty (and dance) has been the glue that has helped us get through this as friends." Karen sweetly refers to her four-legged