is thefirst celebrity confirmed
to take part in this year'sStrictly Come Dancing
. Mum-of-one Frankie, 25, made the big announcement during an appearance onBBC Breakfast
with her bandmates on Wednesday morning.
," the singer said. "I've always wanted to be a part of the show – it looks so much fun and the costumes are just gorgeous. "Like so many little girls, I used to take dance lessons when I was in primary school and I really love dancing, but this is going to be so different from anything I have done with The Saturdays.I just can't wait to get started!
As one fifth of a chart-topping girl group, Frankie isused to being in the spotlight
– and the dancing skills she's already picked up from being on stage will no doubt stand her in good stead once the competition gets underway. Proudlycheering her on each week
will be her Saturdays bandmates,Rochelle Humes
, and of course herhusband Wayne Bridge
The couplegot married
just last month, and are parents to alittle boy named Parker
, who was born on 18 October, 2013.Strictly Come Dancing
returns to the BBC this autumn and will see Frankie battle it out against 14 other celebrities for the famous glitterball trophy.