Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Celebrity lineup revealed and confirmed – Kimberley Walsh, Jerry Hall, Colin Salmon all in!
Tonight the Strictly Come Dancing lineup was revealed on The One Show, ending months of speculation.
The show launches on BBC One this weekend, avoiding a major clash with the X Factor for the first week at least, as it runs from 6.30 – 7.35 pm and it’s ITV rival airs between 8.10 – 9.10pm.
There have been many stars rumoured to be donning their dancing shoes as part of the competition in 2012 and many famous have been touted as the next Russell Grant or Ann Noreen Widdecombe, however we can now officially reveal that taking part in the show this year will be:
Daybreak presenter Richard Arnold
72 year old TV presenter Johnny Ball
Former This Morning host Fern Britton
Former Westlife singer Nicky Byrne
Mich Jagger’s ex wife Jerry Hall
Tracey Beaker star Dani Harmer
Eastenders actor Sid Owen
Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton
Former Emmerdale actress Lisa Riley
Actor Colin Salmon
Olympic gymnast Louis Smith
Actress, singer and presenter Denise Van Outen
Retired cricketer Michael Vaughan
Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh
The Strictly Come Dancing 2012 Premiere will broadcast on Saturday September 15th at 6:30pm on BBC One and will feature a red carpet event, a dance number around Television Centre featuring the professional dancers, judges, Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly as they make their way to the studio. On the show celebrities will be paired with their professional partners and then perform the first group dance of the series.
The show also sees the introduction of new judge Darcey Bussell, who, having danced with all the judges in the show trailer will perform an American Smooth-inspired Rumba with Ian Waite.
What do you think of the celebrity lineup this year? Is it good enough to present a ratings threat to The X Factor? Check out the amazing new trailer for the series and leave your comments below….