Strictly Come Dancing 2017 line up: Ruth Langsford joins the cast!

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The third Strictly Come Dancing 2017 celebrity contestant has been confirmed today.

And it's TV presenter Ruth Langsford who is the latest name to be announced for the show.


Host of ITV's This Morning and regular Loose Women panellist Ruth said, “I have dreamt about doing Strictly for so long, I can't quite believe my dream has come true! The sum of my dance experience is throwing a few shapes at a party, I've never had a dance lesson in my life.

"Without doubt it will be the scariest yet most exciting thing I've ever done. It will be a welcome change worrying about my next hot move instead of my next hot flush!”

Ruth is the third celeb to be confirmed for the line up.

Ruth Langsford

On Monday, Mollie King became the very first name officially confirmed for the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 cast The Saturdays' star confirmed the news live on BBC Radio 1's Breakfast show with Nick Grimshaw.

Mollie said: “I'm a huge fan of Strictly Come Dancing so I can't actually believe I'm lucky enough to be taking part in it this year! It’s going to be a lot of hard work but I'm ready for the challenge.”


Actor Davood Ghadami became the next name to be revealed on the Strictly line up by the BBC. Best known for his role as Kush Kazemi in EastEnders, Davood said, “Having the opportunity to take part in this year’s Strictly is such an honour.

"It’s going to be exciting, challenging and terrifying all at once and I am so looking forward to stepping out of my comfort zone and learning to dance. See you under the Glitterball!"

More celebs will confirmed regularly over the next few weeks until the show's launch show which will be filmed on Tuesday 5 September.

Rumoured celebs for the new series include comic Brian Conley, Dame Joan Collins, Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins, Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker, Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock and footballer Frank Lampard.

Mollie King
First confirmed Strictly celeb Mollie King

There's also X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, Paralympian Ellie Simmonds, Robot Wars host Angela Scanlon, Bros singer Matt Goss, comic Joel Dommett and marathon runner Paula Radcliffe.


Stick with us for the latest announcements!

Strictly will start on TV in September on BBC One.

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