Strictly Come Dancing 2012 line up: Confirmed celebrities

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Strictly Come Dancing 2012 kicks off next Saturday night, and here's a list of the confirmed celebrities so far.

The full official line up will be confirmed in full on The One Show on BBC One early next week, but some names have already been revealed.

We'll be updating this post with the confirmed list of celebrities as and when they're announced ahead of the launch show on September 15.

Kimberley Walsh

The Girls Aloud star is set to take to the dancefloor this autumn after becoming one of the first stars to be confirmed for the show.

She tweeted: " Dancing the cha cha cha.... @bbcstrictly #scd"

Dani Harmer

Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer became the first confirmed Strictly Come Dancing 2012 contestant this week after news reports revealed she had quit the Disco Inferno musical.

A BBC spokesman said: "We're delighted Dani is on board for Strictly and, when booked, was 100% available."

Michael Vaughan

The One Show host Chris Evans let slip yesterday that former England cricketer Michael Vaughan was set to appear in this year's line up.

Michael Vaughan was previously rumoured to be appearing, so it's no surprise to hear he'll be on the dancefloor later this autumn.

Richard Arnold

Daybreak's Showbiz correspondent has confirmed reports that he'll be taking to the Strictly Come Dancing dancefloor this year.

Said to be an "eleventh hour" choice for the line up to add fun to the show, Richard joked: "I had to do it - Brucie called!"

Nicky Byrne

Westlife star Nicky Byrne is set to take to the Strictly dancefloor this autumn after becoming the latest star of the line up to be confirmed.

Nicky, who has performed on the show before, revealed: "When Westlife were on Strictly, I remember looking at the contestants and seeing the fear in their eyes."

Victoria Pendleton

Olympic gold medalist Victoria Pendleton has confirmed she will be taking part in Strictly Come Dancing 2012.

Speaking to the BBC, Victoria confirmed she had retired from competitive cycling and would be appearing in Strictly this autumn.

Louis Smith

Bronze and Silver Olympic medalist Louis Smith is also on the line up, and will be sure to provide some eye candy for the female viewers!

Young gymnast Louis scooped Britain's first medal in the male gymnastics for 100 years, but will he find dancing in the Strictly ballroom harder than swinging on the rings?

Fern Britton

Former This Morning host Fern Britton has joined the series after succeeding in the Christmas special earlier this year.

Johnny Ball

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 bosses have signed their oldest ever contestant in the form of ex children’s TV presenter Johnny Ball.

At 74, he is two years ahead of the previous record holder Paul Daniels, who was 72 when he took to the dancefloor in 2010.

Sid Owen

Eastenders star Sid Owen is in the up for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The London actor – who plays mechanic Ricky Butcher in the BBC One soap – is set to take to the dance floor this autumn.

Lisa Riley

Former Emmerdale star Lisa Riley has become the latest name confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing, with the actress reportedly training for eight hours a day,

The 36-year-old has been trying to shift the pounds in a bid to improve her footwork when it comes to the live shows next month.

Jerry Hall

Supermodel Jerry Hall is another name due to appear in Strictly Come Dancing 2012 this year.

It’s hoped that the 54-year-old, famous for dating rocker Mick Jagger, will add “glamour” to this year’s list of celebrities.

Colin Salmon

Hollywood actor Colin Salmon, famous for his roles in the James Bond movies, will move from the big screen to the Strictly Ballroom this September!

Denise Van Outen

Blonde beauty Denise Van Outen has become the latest name revealed on the Strictly Come Dancing 2012 line up.

The former West End singer will be joining the likes of Kimberley Walsh on the show when it launches next Saturday night on BBC One.

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