Strictly Come Dancing 2014 line up: Steve Backshall CONFIRMED!

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BAFTA-winning naturalist and TV presenter Steve Backshall has become the latest name confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2014.

Throughout his career, Steve has undertaken death-defying confrontations with some of nature’s fiercest creatures; he’s been diving with great white sharks, caught a king cobra, handled a red back spider and been bitten by crocodiles.

Steve also presents the spin off series, Deadly Pole to Pole, in which he explores some of the most extreme environments our planet has to offer.

Steve said: “My day job filming wildlife in jungles and swamps is nothing like as scary as what is ahead. I think Strictly Come Dancing is going to be my wildest challenge by far!”

Steven is the ninth of this year's Strictly Come Dancing 2014 contestants to be confirmed for this year's line-up and will be joining Eastenders' Jake Wood, Casualty actress Sunetra Sarker, TOWIE's Mark Wright and Blue's Simon Webbe.

Also confirmed are rugby hunk Thom Evans, This Morning's Alison Hammond, Tennis ace Judy Murray and The Saturdays' Frankie Bridge.

They'll all join six other celebrities as they compete for the coveted glitter ball trophy.

Names rumoured to be joining them include Xtra Factor's Caroline Flack, former Eastender and general telly hard man Ross Kemp, singer Pixie Lott and Masterchef's Greg Wallace.

Browse pictures of the potential Strictly line up below...

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