Sunday, 29 March, 2020

Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Confirmed celebrities so far!

Here is a round up of all the latest Strictly Come Dancing celebrity confirmations…

Today the sixth celebrity was confirmed for the Strictly Come Dancing line up, here’s a recap of all of the six confirmed celebrities so far.

Ed Balls


First to be announced was former politician Ed Balls “I’d like to say I’m just really excited about learning to dance on TV, but the truth is I’m also scared to death,” he said. “Making a speech in Parliament seems a piece of cake compared to this.”

Will Young


Joining the Strictly line-up this year is Pop Idol winner Will Young “As a fan of Strictly for years, I have always imagined myself on the show, but the timing has not been right… until now!

“Music is my passion and the dancing I have done has always been with a microphone in hand. Now there will be no microphone or band, just me, my partner and the dance floor.”

Laura Whitmore


This year Laura Whitmore will be leaving I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here now and will be joining the strictly line-up.

She said: “I have watched Strictly and been obsessed with the show since series 1. It’s an incredible show and I feel so honoured to be asked to be a part of it. I’m not going to lie, I’m sightly petrified too!”

Melvin Odoom


Melvin, who is best known for his presenting role on the Xtra Factor, will be swapping sides and joining the Strictly team!

“I’m honoured to be part of Strictly 2016! I’m looking forward to learning some new moves of course….but basically it’s the sequins that clinched it for me. I need sparkle in my life and there’s nothing more sparkly that Strictly. I just hope that my dance partner isn’t too tall!” said Melvin.

Ore Oduba


Sports broadcaster Ore will be stepping out onto the dance floor after he has returned from Rio!

Ore said: “I’m still waiting for someone to wake me up and tell me I’m dreaming!!! I’ve been such a huge fan of the show for over a decade.”

Louise Redknapp


The latest celebrity to join the line-up is singer Louise Redknapp who was formally part of the girl group Eternal before venturing on to solo music.

“I’ve sung in front of crowds of thousands before but the idea of stepping out onto that famous dance floor with a world class professional dancer gives me butterflies just thinking about it!” Louise said.

Who are you most excited to see on Strictly Come Dancing so far? Let us know!

Strictly Come Dancing will be returning to BBC One in September.

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