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Strictly's final three contestants revealed live on The One Show

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The final three Strictly Come Dancing contestants have been revealed! Long jumper Greg Rutherford, Birds of a Feather's Lesley Joseph and EastEnders actress Tameka Empson - who plays Kim Fox - were all announced live on air during Monday night's episode of The One Show.

World champion Greg, 29, has only just returned from the Olympics in Rio, where he won a bronze medal. "This is definitely a long jump from my day job, for sure," he joked to hosts Patrick Kielty and Alex Jones

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Actress Lesley, 70, said she was both "scared and excited and apprehensive and thrilled" while soap star Tameka, 39, said to was a "dream" to be taking part.

The trio complete the Strictly 2016 line-up. They join former Labour politician Ed Balls, singers Anastacia and Will Young, presenters Laura Whitmore, Ore Oduba, Melvin Odoom and Naga Munchetty, ex pop star Louise Redknapp, actor Danny Mac, model Daisy Lowe, Olympic gymnast Claudia Fragapane and reality TV star Robert 'Judge' Rinder.

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Robert was the 12th confirmed star to be taking part, and was announced earlier on Monday when he joined Scott Mills on his Radio 1 show.

"The only thing I knew would make my grandmother more proud than watching my TV courtroom was to see me dressed up in white tie doing the Foxtrot," Robert said. "I suspect the latter will be far more difficult.

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"I am doing Strictly Come Dancing for her. No doubt the judges will be as fair, kind and thoughtful as me – especially the charming Craig Revel Horwood. I shall await their verdicts."