Helen George has become the latest confirmed celebrity for the Strictly Come Dancing 2015 line up.
The actress is the thirteenth celebrity to be confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2015. The news was confirmed at the Edinburgh TV Festival today (Wednesday 26 August) by Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One. Helen is best known for playing the role of Nurse Trixie Franklin in popular BBC One drama Call The Midwife.
Helen said: “I'm really excited to be joining Strictly. I know it's going to be a challenge and if I'm honest I'm slightly terrified, but I can't wait to get my tan and sequins on!”
Helen joins Jeremy Vine, Ainsley Harriott, Kellie Bright, Georgia May Foote, Katie Derham, Carol Kirkwood, Peter Andre, Daniel O’Donnell, Anthony Ogogo, Jay McGuiness, Anita Rani and Jamelia who have already been announced as celebrity contestants appearing in Strictly Come Dancing this year.
Helen trained at The Birmingham School of Acting and went on to win The Ian Fleming Award to train in Musical Theatre at The Royal Academy of Music.
Her theatre credits include Andrew Lloyd Webber's original cast of The Woman in White, Into The Woods, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jim Cartwright's original cast of A Christmas Fair (ETT) and National Theatre workshop’s Plan? She has also sung backing vocals on tour with Elton John and in prestigious venues such as The Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Arena.
Helen’s film credits include Paul W S Anderson’s remake of The Three Musketeers, 7Lives and Scar Tissue.
The final two celebrity contestants for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing will be revealed on The One Show on Thursday 27 August on BBC One from 7pm.
Strictly Come Dancing - The Launch Show airs on BBC One on Saturday 5th September 2015.