Singer Louis Redknapp is the sixth celebrity contestant to be confirmed for the brand new Strictly Come Dancing 2016 cast.
The announcement was made this afternoon (Monday 15 August) live on Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2 where Louise confirmed she will be taking part in the brand new series.
“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 raved today.
She added: "I’m a big fan of the show and am definitely going to go out there and give it 100% as I want to make my boys proud."
Louise was a former member of girl band Eternal, before embarking on a highly successful solo career. Eternal were hugely popular, becoming the first all-girl group to sell over 1 million albums in the UK and remain the top selling girl band of the 90s.
Louise went solo in 1995 and her first album, Naked, produced 5 hits and sold over 1 million copies. In 1997, Louise embarked on her first UK tour, selling out at over 20 venues across the country including Wembley Arena. Louise released a further 4 albums over the next few years before a final UK tour.
More recently, Louise hosted The Clothes Show in 2006, co-hosted Something For the Weekend from 2010 to 2012 and took on the gruelling challenge of The Truth About Size Zero for the ITV documentary. Louise now runs influential fashion and lifestyle blog, A Style Album.
Louise joins Kiss FM DJ Melvin Odoom, former politician Ed Balls, singer Will Young, TV presenter Laura Whitmore and sports broadcaster Ore Oduba who have already been announced as contestants for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.
More celebrity contestants for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing will be announced over the next few days.
Strictly Come Dancing will return to TV in September, with the exact launch date still to be confirmed.