Strictly Come Dancing 2018 contestants: Meet this year's celebrities

Who's on the Strictly Come Dancing 2018 line up? Meet the fully confirmed cast.

A total of fifteen celebrities have been announced for the Strictly Come Dancing this autumn.

Author, inspirational speaker, TV presenter and charity campaigner Katie Piper became the first celebrity to officially join Strictly in August.

She was quickly followed by Vick Hope, Capital Radio DJ and TV presenter, Steps star Faye Tozer and the first ever YouTube vlogger to take to the Strictly ballroom, Joe Sugg.

More confirmed Strictly Come Dancing 2018 contestants are England cricketer Graeme Swann, Red Dwarf actor Danny John-Jules and Dr Ranj Singh, TV Doctor on This Morning.

Also announced are BBC documentary maker Stacey Dooley, Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts, BBC News journalist Kate Silverton and comic Seann Walsh.

They're joined Blue singer turned EastEnders actor Lee Ryan and Paratriathlete Lauren Steadman. Rounding off the line up are television presenter and fashion journalist Susannah Constantine and Casualty actor Charles Venn complete the line up.

Strictly Come Dancing waltzes back onto BBC One for its 16th series on Saturday, September 8.

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will roll out the red carpet to welcome the star-studded celebrity class of 2018 as they begin their Strictly adventure in Strictly Come Dancing: The Launch.

The the 15 celebrity contestants will make their grand entrance into the famous Strictly ballroom and discover which professional dancer they will be paired with. Once the pairings have been announced the celebrities and professionals will take to the dancefloor for the very first time for a spectacular group performance.

‘Queen of Latin’ Shirley Ballas returns as Head Judge and joins legendary judges Dame Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood as the fabulous four cast their eyes on the class of 2018 for the very first time - although tonight they will be leaving their scoring paddles at home.

The show opens with a spectacular red carpet event as the Strictly family dance to a medley of Nile Rodgers’ greatest hits performed by Chic and the man himself. Later in the show Craig David and Stefflon Don will join Nile and Chic to perform their new single.

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