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Key 103's Gemma Atkinson lined-up for Strictly

Key 103's Gemma Atkinson lined-up for Strictly

"It's going to be a lot of hard work but I'm ready for the challenge". I am not graceful, my mum says I'm like a baby elephant.

On Monday, Mollie King became the very first name officially confirmed for the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 line up.

"I'm totally serious about it".

If this music video from Rev Coles' pop star days as one half of 80s chart-toppers The Communards is anything to go by, he already has a bit of the Balls magic about him. "I'm just wondering why they took so long frankly!" he joked.

The journalist also said: "Cometh the hour, cometh the overweight Vicar with arthritis in his knees".

Rev Coles, who also co-hosts Radio 4's Saturday Live show, also revealed the way in which he was approached to appear on the show.

Ruth Langsford Eamonn Holmes
ITVRuth Langsford- seen here with husband Eamonn Holmes- will also star on the show

The actress - who recently left the Dales but has hinted she will return - said of keeping her Strictly signing a secret: "I felt so snide lying to all my family".

"As far as any dance training goes, I haven't had any".

Rev Coles is vicar of St Mary's Church in Finedon, Northamptonshire, and Chancellor of the University of Northampton. I am so excited, I'm really nervous as well.

Speaking about being offered a place on the show Gemma, who played Carly Hope in the ITV soap, said: "I am honoured to be asked and so thrilled to be joining Strictly Come Dancing 2017! It will be a welcome change worrying about my next hot move instead of my next hot flush!"

Global ballroom dancer Shirley Ballas will be taking on head judge alongside Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood.


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