Strictly Come Dancing 2016 celebrities: Confirmed line up revealed...

Who's on Strictly Come Dancing 2016? All star cast of celebrity contestants

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The first Strictly Come Dancing 2016 celebrities on this year's all star cast line up of contestants have been confirmed.

The BBC have now announced all 15 names for the Strictly cast of 2016 and here's a recap, with all the latest names added now they're confirmed...

Ed Balls

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Former MP Ed Balls was the first to be announced, joining a year after losing his seat in the 2015 election.

“I'd like to say I'm just really excited about learning to dance on TV, but the truth is I'm also scared to death," he said. "Making a speech in Parliament seems a piece of cake compared to this."

 

Louise Redknapp

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Singer Louise Redknapp is most known for both her time in girl group Eternal and her solo music.

“I've sung in front of crowds of thousands before but the idea of stepping out onto that famous dance floor with a world class professional dancer gives me butterflies just thinking about it!" Louis said.

 

Will Young

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Singer and actor Will has already been installed as an early favourite. The former Pop Idol winner said: "As a fan of Strictly for years, I have always imagined myself on the show, but the timing has not been right... until now!

"Music is my passion and the dancing I have done has always been with a microphone in hand. Now there will be no microphone or band, just me, my partner and the dance floor."

 

Laura Whitmore

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TV presenter Laura Whitmore is swapping the jungle for the ballroom after leaving ITV2's I'm A Celebrity spin-off show for Strictly.

She said: "I have watched Strictly and been obsessed with the show since series 1. It's an incredible show and I feel so honoured to be asked to be a part of it. I'm not going to lie, I'm sightly petrified too!"

 

Melvin Odoom

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Kiss FM DJ Melvin is going from host of the Xtra Factor to the Strictly dancefloor!

“I’m honoured to be part of Strictly 2016! I’m looking forward to learning some new moves of course….but basically it’s the sequins that clinched it for me. I need sparkle in my life and there’s nothing more sparkly that Strictly. I just hope that my dance partner isn’t too tall!” said Melvin.

 

Daisy Lowe

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Daisy Lowe is best known for her model work but also also featured in films and music videos and she is also an author of a sweet treat cookery book.

Daisy said: “I am used to being on the catwalk and campaigns of major fashion brands with lots of eyes on me but this is completely different from anything I have ever done before!"

 

Danny Mac

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Over his four years on Hollyoaks, Danny Mac was nominated at the National Television Awards for Best Newcomer, Most Popular Newcomer, and Best Serial Drama Performance.

“I’m as terrified as I am excited! I’ve done a few bits and bobs of secret filming for the show and it’s all become very real now," Danny said.

 

Naga Munchetty

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TV Presenter Naga Munchetty has been a host on BBC Breakfast since 2009 and has also appeared on Celebrity Mastermind.

Naga said: “I was so surprised to be asked to take part - I never thought I'd have the courage to say yes, but it would be simply silly to turn down the chance to learn to dance with a professional."

 

Ore Oduba

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Sports Broadcaster Ore is a regular face on BBC Breakfast and is currently in Rio presenting on the 2016 Olympic Games, anchoring daily coverage each evening on BBC Four.

Ore, who hadn't been rumoured for the show, said: "I'm still waiting for someone to wake me up and tell me I'm dreaming!!! I've been such a huge fan of the show for over a decade."

 

Anastacia

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Singer Anastacia was the tenth confirmed celebrity on the Strictly 2016 line up.

“I'm a total '10' on the level of excitement and definitely a '10' scared!" Anastacia joked. "Seriously though, I can't wait to get started. Taking part in Strictly is a dream, it's such a new challenge for me I've never done anything like this before so I hope I pull it off!

 

Judge Rinder

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Robert Rinder - stars in ITV series Judge Rinder where his role as judge allows him to oversee a variety of cases.

“The only thing I knew would make my grandmother more proud than watching my TV courtroom was to see me dressed up in white tie doing the Foxtrot," said Robert. "So although I suspect the latter will be far more difficult, I am doing Strictly Come Dancing for her. "

 

Claudia Fragapane

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18 year old Claudia Fragapane is an all-around gymnast who excels on floor and vault and is fresh from the Olympic Games in Rio where she competed as part of Team GB.

Claudia said: "I am used to performing in front of big crowds but this is going to be so different to my floor routines in gymnastics – but I love a challenge and performing! I also love dressing up and wearing sparkly costumes!”

 

Greg Rutherford

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Team GB's Greg Rutherford is on the Strictly line up following his bronze medal in the Long Jump this year and gold in London 2012.

He said: "I'm terrified, absolutely terrified. I'm training to run in a line and jump into a sand pit, this is something I've never done, I've never danced n my life."

 

Tameka Empson

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EastEnders actress Tameka Empson is famous for her role as Kim Fox on the BBC One soap and also previously appeared on Let's Dance.

"Oh my gosh! It's been so hard trying to keep it a secret," she said after being confirmed on The One Show.

 

Lesley Joseph

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Birds Of A Feather star Lesley Joseph was the fifteenth and final celebrity to be confirmed for Strictly 2016.

At 70, Lesley is the oldest female celebrity ever and will be juggling Strictly commitments with her role in panto at Christmas.

 

Who's your favourite of the confirmed Strictly Come Dancing 2016 line up? Tell us in the comments below!

Strictly 2016 begins on Saturday, September 3 on BBC One.

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