Strictly Come Dancing 2015 line up: Ainsley Harriott next celebrity confirmed

Ainsley Harriott

Ainsley Harriott has become the second celebrity contestant to be confirmed for this year's Strictly Come Dancing line up.

The announcement was made tonight (Tuesday 11th August) on The One Show with a number of clues.

They included cous cous, in reference to Ainsley's work as a TV chef, and a picture of Red Dwarf star GELF Chief, who Ainsley played in the space age TV series, and a green pepper and red tomato in a nod to his days as host of Ready, Steady, Cook.

"I’m most looking forward to the discipline and I admire the dedication it takes to be a good dancer," he said.

Ainsley joins Jeremy Vine on the line up; the radio broadcaster and current affairs TV presenter was the first to be confirmed for this year's show yesterday.

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Those tipped to take to the dancefloor alongside Ainsley and Jeremy 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.

We can expect to see Strictly back on TV in September.

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