This Year’s Strictly Line-Up Revealed!

by Lorraine Conway on Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Lulu, Anita Dobson and Edwina Currie are among the 14 famous faces who will be strutting their stuff for this year's Strictly Come Dancing. The ninth series will kick off this Saturday 10 September at 6:10pm on BBC1 with a glitzy opening show, where the dancing hopefuls will get to show off their raw talent (or lack of) for the first time. The show will also see the celebrities paired up with their expert dance partners. Singer Jason Donovan and astrologer Russell Grant are among the men who will be hot-footing it across the nation's favourite dancefloor.

Hosts Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly will steer us through the action, while Claudia Winkleman will once again join Tess for the results show.

And there is a new face on the team of hosts. Former Strictly contestant and dancing enthusiast Zoe Ball will take over presenting sister show It Takes Two on BBC2 directly after the Saturday results show.

Also returning are our fearsome foursome - head judge Len Goodman and fellow judges Alesha Dixon, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli.

This year's series promises to be the most spectacular yet, thanks to the biggest ever dance floor and a live programme from Wembley Arena, with an audience of around 6,500 Strictly fans, in aid of Children in Need. The programme will also return to Blackpool's famous Tower Ballroom for the Grand Final for the first time since series two, which will be shown in 3D. We can't wait!

The Full Line-Up:

    Lawyer, writer and entrepreneur Nancy Dell'Olio
    Former footballer and pundit Robbie Savage
    Waterloo Road actress Chelsee Healey
    Impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner
    Actress and singer Holly Valance
    Pop heartthrob Harry Judd from McFly
    Star of screen and stage Anita Dobson
    Astrologer Russell Grant
    Musical icon Lulu
    Former tennis player and TV presenter, Daniel Lobb
    Former MP, writer and broadcaster, Edwina Currie
    Olympic Gold medallist and boxer, Audley Harrison
    Australian pop and stage star Jason Donovan
    The One Show presenter Alex Jones


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