Strictly Come Dancing 2017 full line-up confirmed!

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by Emily H

The full line-up for Strictly Come Dancing 2017 has been confirmed.

Here’s everyone who will be strutting their stuff in the ballroom when the competition show returns to BBC One next month;

Debbie McGee
Debbie McGee found fame with late husband Paul Daniels as his glamorous assistant during his magic tricks.

He appeared on the show in 2010 before his death last year.

Jonnie Peacock
Jonnie is this year’s youngest contestant at 24 and is most famous for winning gold at both the 2012 Summer Paralympics and 2016 Summer Paralympics.

He’ll also be the first celebrity with a disability to compete on the show.

“The opportunity to be the first contestant with a disability to take part in Strictly’s main show was too good to turn down,” he said. “I can’t wait to see what I can achieve and how far I can push myself.”

Mollie King
Mollie shot to fame as 1/5 of The Saturdays and has also embarked on a solo career.

The star will actually be the third member of the girl group to head into the ballroom, as former bandmate Frankie Bridge competed in 2014, while Rochelle Humes has strutted her stuff in a few charity specials.

Chizzy Akudolu
Chizzy is best known for starring in Holby City and has also enjoying smaller roles in The Inbetweeners and EastEnders.

She also has a little experience with the show after appearing on BBC One’s Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief.

Charlotte Hawkins
Charlotte Hawkins’s is best known for reading the news on Good Morning Britain and has also appeared on LBC, Sky News and Channel 5.

She confirmed she’ll be joining the show earlier this week on GMB where she confirmed she’ll be dancing with Brendan Cole.

Brian Conley
Brian Conley has a string of credits to his name as an actor, comedian and TV host.

“My family all love the show and can’t wait to see me do my Dad dancing on national television,” he said. “I know it’s going to be a lot of hard work but I’m up for the challenge, so bring on the spray tan and sequins.”

Alexandra Burke
Alexandra Burke shot into the spotlight when she won The X Factor in 2008 and has seen a string of hits since with tracks like “Hallelujah” and “Broken Heels.”

Alexandra revealed this week that she’s a huge fan of the show and confirmed that, despite her singing experience, she’s not a talented dancer.

“I am very nervous as I am a singer not a dancer, but I am going to give this my absolute everything,” she said.

Alexandra Burke

Susan Calman
Susan Calman has a history with the BBC, having fronted The Boss and the kids’ quiz Top Class.

She revealed that her biggest challenge will actually be the sparkly wardrobe choices.

“I haven’t worn heels or a dress since the 1970s,” she said. “My mother will die happy to see me in a dress and glitter.”

Simon Rimmer
Simon Rimmer that he’d be joining the show on his Channel 4 show Sunday Brunch.

“I am so excited, terrified and proud to be invited… Nobody will try harder, have more fun or get more out of it than me. I can’t wait,” the TV chef said.

Joe McFadden
Joe is another Holby City star and has also enjoyed roles in Take the High Road and Heartbeat.

Reverend Richard Coles
The Reverend Richard Coles is a beloved broadcaster and writer.

He confirmed his appearance on Strictly on BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans Breakfast Show and joked that he’s “a major dance talent was waiting to be discovered.”

Gemma Atkinson
Gemma is a soap staple after appearing in Casualty, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks.

She know hosts a Manchester radio show and has also seen success as a glamour model.

Aston Merrygold
Aston and his JLS bandmates became one of the UK’s biggest boybands after appearing on The X Factor in 2008.

Since then, he’s judged on Sky1’s talent show Got to Dance and has embarked on a solo career.

Ruth Langsford
Ruth Langsford is best known for hosting This Morning with husband Eamonn Holmes.

She revealed earlier this month that she has pretty much zero dance experience. “The sum of my dance experience is throwing a few shapes at a party, I’ve never had a dance lesson in my life.”

Davood Ghadami
Davood Ghadami is best known for playing Kush Kazemi on EastEnders after he joined the soap in 2014.

“It’s going to be exciting, challenging and terrifying all at once,” he said. “I am so looking forward to stepping out of my comfort zone and learning to dance.”

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