First Strictly Come Dancing 2015 celebrity confirmed! It's Jeremy Vine!

Jeremy Vine

Jeremy Vine is the first celebrity contestant to be confirmed for this year's Strictly Come Dancing line up.

The announcement was made this morning (Monday 10th August) on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2, where Jeremy confirmed the news he would be participating in the new series himself live in the studio.

The Journalist, Author and Presenter said: “How could I say no to the biggest show in TV? Yes, yes, yes and yes again to the sequins and the Samba! Now I just need to find some dancing shoes and identify my left foot."

He added: "I am doing it for my two young daughters who jumped behind the sofa when I told them! It seems Dad on Strictly is more scary than Doctor Who!”

More celebrity names are expected to be announced over the coming days - stick with us for the latest and sign up to our mailer below for all the latest!

Those tipped to take to the dancefloor this year include former X Factor champ Joe McElderry, Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote, singer Jamelia and singer Peter Andre.

Former Liberty X performer Michelle Heaton, EastEnder Shane Ritchie and Sky Sports TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher have all also been linked to the upcoming series, as well as married couple Jamie and Louise Redknapp.

Dragon's Den dragon Peter Jones, soap actor Antony Cotton, and Richard and Judy are potential celebrity contestants together with former ITV football host Adrian Chiles, while Piers Morgan has turned down a six figure deal.

There's no confirmed Strictly Come Dancing start date just yet but we can expect the show to be back on our screens in September.