The Loose Women star joins Mollie King and Davood Ghadami in the show's line-up More exciting news Strictly fans! Ruth Langsford has been named as the third celebrity contestant on this year's dance show. The announcement was made live on This Morning on Wednesday, with the TV show and both Strictly's official Twitter accounts confirming the news. "Loose Woman, Ruth Langsford is limbering up for #Strictly 2017. Welcome," they tweeted. Ruth, 57, said: "I have dreamt about doing Strictly for so long, I can't quite believe my dream has come true! The sum of my dance experience is throwing a few shapes at a party, I've never had a dance lesson in my life. Without doubt it will be the scariest yet most exciting thing I've ever done. It will be a welcome change worrying about my next hot move instead of my next hot flush!" Ruth Langsford is the third confirmed Strictly 2017 celebrity contestant The Loose Women panellist is the third star this week to be unveiled. Saturdays star Mollie … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Third celebrity contestant revealed
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Holby actor Joe McFadden is the sixth confirmed celeb Exciting news Strictly fans, the sixth celebrity contestant has been revealed! Scottish actor Joe McFadden will be joining the sparkly line-up this autumn. The news was revealed on Saturday on the official Strictly Come Dancing Twitter and Facebook accounts. Joe is best-known for his role of Raffaello ‘Raf’ di Lucca in popular BBC One medical drama, Holby City. He has also had parts in Heartbeat and Take the High Road, as well as theatre appearances in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Rent. VIEW GALLERY Joe took to this Twitter page to confirm the news, writing: “So, this is happening!” The actor’s fans were excited at the announcement, with one posting: “Enjoy it! You’ll have the best time. The Twitter #Strictly family gives you a warm welcome!” Another follower wrote: “Cannot wait to see you on the dance floor.” Speaking of his upcoming stint in series 15 of Strictly, … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing 2017: sixth celebrity contestant revealed!
Gemma Atkinson is the fourth confirmed celeb The fourth celebrity contestant joining the Strictly Come Dancing line-up has been announced. Actress Gemma Atkinson is the latest star confirmed for the BBC dancing competition, with the news announced on BBC Breakfast on Thursday. Speaking about her upcoming appearance on the show, Gemma, 32, said: "I am honoured to be asked and so thrilled to be joining Strictly Come Dancing 2017! I'm beyond excited and incredibly nervous but I am looking forward to learning a new skill in ballroom and Latin dancing and taking on this challenge." STORY: Gemma Atkinson reveals details of her first date with Cristiano Ronaldo Gemma found fame playing Lisa Hunter in Channel 4 sitcom Hollyoaks, between 2001 and 2005. Since then she has appeared as Tamzin Bayne in Casualty, and was most recently seen on Emmerdale playing Carly Hope, for which she was nominated for 'Best newcomer' at the National Television Awards in 2016. Gemma Atkinson is the … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing: Fourth celebrity contestant revealed!
Chizzy Akudolu joins the likes of Charlotte Hawkins, Mollie King and Aston Merrygold The twelfth celebrity to join the Strictly Come Dancing line-up has been announced! Chizzy Akudolu – full name Andrea Chizoba Akudolu – will join the talent show, with the hope of lifting the coveted glitterball trophy at the end of series 15. Chizzy said: "When I was 13, I made the finals of a disco dancing competition once but there was this amazing girl who exploded onto the stage with a gorgeous sequined costume, throwing glitter everywhere… I knew it was game over for me. That was then, this is now and this is my chance to have even more sequins!" Chizzy, 43, is an actress, best-known for playing heart surgeon Mo Effanga, in BBC One's Holby City. Chizzy joined the cast in 2012 and hung up her stethoscope in June after five years. During her time on the show, Chizzy won the award for Best Newcomer at the Black International Film Festival and Music Video and Screen Awards as … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing 2017: twelfth contestant revealed
Louise Redknapp is the big-name signing: the hugely successful recording artist who has recently had a solo career revival with a string of well-received live shows. She became a finalist on Strictly Come Dancing back in 2016, while her new co-star Brian Conley took part last year. Joining them will be Love Island winner Amber Davies in her West End debut, and West End royalty Natalie McQueen - recently seen in Kinky Boots. Redknapp has the leading role of Violet Newstand - the part Parton herself played in the film from which the stage show takes its cues. Related articles Kylie follows Adele with Dolly Parton-inspired new video for Dancing Louise Redknapp: ’It’s still too soon for me to think about love ag... The show has toured the UK before - between 2012 and 2013 - but never been on the West End. Its Broadway production ran in 2009 and saw Allison Janney giving a Tony-nominated turn in the main role. The story follows three work friends whose egotistical and … [Read more...] about Dolly Parton musical 9 to 5 casts Strictly Come Dancing and Love Island stars for West End