Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Charlotte Hawkins is the eleventh celebrity confirmed!

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Good Morning Britain host Charlotte Hawkins is the eleventh celebrity contestant confirmed for the new series.

The BBC have confirmed that Charlotte Hawkins is the eleventh celebrity contestant confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Charlotte Hawkins is a newsreader, journalist and one of the anchors on ITV’s breakfast show Good Morning Britain.

Before joining ITV, Charlotte worked at Sky News for seven years on Sunrise with Eamonn Holmes and also hosted her own daily show of breaking news and interviews.

Talking about joining the new series, Charlotte said: “I am so thrilled to be one of the contestants on Strictly this year! I’ve always been a big fan of the show.

“It is a dream come true to be taking part and I’ll be following in the footsteps of my Good Morning Britain colleagues.”

She added: “I’m looking forward to stepping out from behind the news desk to cha-cha-cha my way across the dancefloor!”

Charlotte Hawkins joins Brian Conley, Susan Calman, Aston Merrygold, Simon Rimmer, Joe McFadden, Reverend Richard Coles, Gemma Atkinson, Ruth Langsford, Davood Ghadami and Mollie King who have also been confirmed for the new series.

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