With the brand new season getting close, here's a rundown of the celebrities that will be strutting their stuff this year in the hope of winning the coveted Crystal Glitterball Trophy in the 15th season of Strictly Come Dancing:
The first celebrity to be announced was singer Mollie King. Mollie is probably best known as being part of the girl group, The Saturdays. The announcement was made during a Radio 1 Breakfast Show with host Nick Grimshaw.
Next , it was announced live during This Morning that television presenter Ruth Langsford would be the third celeb taking part in this years contest. Ruth has appeared on numerous shows, but is probably best known for presenting This Morning and Loose Women.
Gemma Atkinson became the forth celebrity to be announced during a live broadcast on BBC Breakfast on 10th August. Gemma is an actress and ex-glamour model, best known for playing Lisa Hunter on Hollyoakss.
Rev Richard Coles became the fifth celebrity to be announced on August 11th. Richard is best known for having been the multi-instrumentalist who partnered Jimmy Somerville in the band The Communards, who had a successful chart career in the 1980's.
The ninth celeb to be announced was Scottish comedian and television presenter Susan Calman.
On the same day, Chizzy Akudolu became celeb number 12 to be announced. Chizzy is best known for playing the part of Mo Effanga in Holby.
The final three celeb contestants were all announced during a live broadcast of The One Show...
Celeb 14 was announced shortly after as Team GB Paralympic gold medalist sprint runner Jonnie Peacock.
Here is the full line-up on stage at the red carpet launch party. For those interested, the red carpet event will be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer from 31st August.
Written by TonyMayhew on Aug 29, 2017