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

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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 happy to be joining the team and I cannot wait to get started," the All Rise singer said on the show.

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Simon Webbe can't wait to get started on Strictly

"I'm hopeful that Strictly Come Dancing will help me to improve on my daddy dancing skills. I want to make my daughter proud and no doubt she will be teaching me a pirouette or two along the way," he added. Simon lives in London and has a 17-year-old daughter, Alanah.He joins The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge, Ex-rugby player Thom Evans, TV presenter Alison Hammond and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray's mum Judy to fight it out for the coveted glitterball this autumn.

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Simon Webbe is the fifth celebrity to be confirmed on Strictly 2014

This isn't his first time on the Strictly dancefloor. The 36-year-old tested his dancing skills on the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special in 2011, when he danced the cha-cha with professional partner Katya Virshilas. Simon shot to fame in 2001 with boyband Blue with the release of their debut single All Rise. They went on to achieve 40 number ones worldwide and sold 16 million records, including hits such as One Love and Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word, featuring Elton John.

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The Blue boys pictured together

The band separated in 2004 but got back together in 2009. They recently took part in ITV's Big Reunion documentary and arena tour. They toured 21 countries, played 173 shows to over 600,000 people.

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