The popular BBC show will return in the fall, with a host of famous faces set to wow the judges with tango, waltz and foxtrot in the 2021 edition.
Last year, Strictly, filmed during the pandemic, saw Bill Bailey and his dance partner Oti Mabuse win the Glitter Ball trophy – making him the oldest winner at 55.
The Strictly Come Dancing 2021 countdown is now on – but who are the celebrities taking part this year?
Here is the complete program to date …
Tom Fletcher was the first candidate to be revealed for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing line-up.
McFly star and author who is married to I am a celebrity 2020 winner Giovanna hopes to follow in the footsteps of her bandmate Harry Judd, who won the show in 2011.
He said, “I think the fact that I’m going to be dancing on Strictly this year is just starting to soak up as I write this!” I’m incredibly excited, of course, but also totally terrified!
“My kids were so excited until I started showing them my best daddy dancing in the kitchen. I’m not sure how far they’ll take me in the competition, but I can’t wait to add new moves to my embarrassing dad-dance repertoire. “
Peep show actor Robert Webb was the second nominee to be announced.
The actor and writer said he signed up because he thought “it would be rude not to.” He added: “Very, very exciting but with a slight undertone of quivering terror. “
He said: “My goal is to try to survive week to week without seriously injuring myself or injuring innocent passers-by.
“I know it’s going to be a challenge. To do well in this competition is a test of character, even if it is primarily a dance test. “
AJ Odudu was the third candidate to be revealed for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing lineup.
the Big Brother’s Bit on the side The host admitted that she was so excited when she confirmed that she would be on The One Show.
The TV presenter, who you might recognize from The Voice, said: “I’m more than excited to be doing Strictly Come Dancing this year and so happy to finally be able to tell my mom. “
John Whaite is the fourth confirmed celebrity for the new Strictly series.
The former Great British Bake Off star, who won the baking show in 2012, was announced on the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show.
He will be part of the very first all-male partnership for the series.
He said: “What’s more exciting for me is that I’m going to be half of the first all-male partnership, which is a big step forward in representation and inclusion. “
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Rhys Stephenson was the fifth celebrity announced for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.
The children’s television presenter, who hosted Blue Peter and Saturday Mash-Up !, was announced during Friday morning’s Newsround on CBBC.
He said: “I have dreamed of being on this show and I know for a fact that it will exceed all expectations. “
Sara Davies MBE
Dragon’s Den’s very own Sara Davies MBE is the sixth confirmed celebrity candidate for the dance show.
Speaking on GMB, she said: “Keeping him from my family has been the hardest thing. It sounds like the most amazing experience. When Deborah [Meadon] was on it, I was hoping that one day it could be me. “
When asked how to swap the boardroom for the ballroom, she said, “My mom and dad are going to be so excited. I’m really nervous because so far the producers keep asking me if I can dance.
Katie McGlynn of Coronation Street will put on her dancing shoes for Strictly.
Speaking about this exciting news, the actress said, “It’s been so hard to keep it a secret, but I can finally say I’m about to shake my shimmy and be part of the Strictly family! “
TV presenter Dan Walker was the eight person to be confirmed for the show.
He has participated in BBC Breakfast since 2016, presented the BBC Olympic Breakfast at this year’s games, regularly presents Match of the Day and The NFL Show, and hosted Football Focus.
He said: “I only told my kids this last weekend so they’re not very happy with me either, hardly anyone has been in the circle, I’m so sorry that we told me it would make a great TV if I didn’t tell you Louise [Minchin]! »