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Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Lacey Schwimmer hired to spice up new series

Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 bosses have hired US dancer Lacey Schwimmer to spice up this year’s series.

The 24-year-old rose to fame in the States on the American dancing reality show So You Think You Can Dance, before joining the cast of professional dancers on the US version of Strictly, Dancing With The Stars, in 2008.

The Beeb has hired Lacey to help out the Strictly team here in the UK ahead of the new series launching next month.

The brunette beauty, related to Friends star David Schwimmer, revealed on Twitter this week she had been working with the show’s professional dancers.

She wrote on the online social networking website: “Off to work with all the hunky men of Strictly Come Dancing… goodness my job is so difficult ;)”, and even posted a picture with the Strictly pros.

The launch show is set to air on September 15 while the first live show will follow three weeks later on October 5.

Amongst the stars rumoured to be appearing in the new series are England cricketer Michael Vaughan, The One Show host Chris Evans and former BBC Breakfast presenter Sian Williams.

A number of Olympic champs, including cyclist Victoria Pendleton and gymnast Beth Tweddle, are also rumoured to be amongst this year’s stars.