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22nd Aug 2017

The full line-up for Strictly is finally here and we are super excited

The show is due to kick off at the end of September.

Jade Hayden


It’s about time.

Over the past few weeks, the BBC has been drip-feeding us all information on exactly who’s going to be strutting their stuff on the Strictly dancefloor this year.

We’ve already heard about JLS‘s Aston Merrygold, The Saturdays’ Mollie King, and the wonderful Reverend Richard Coles, but now that we’ve finally got the full line-up we can actually start getting excited.

The latest celebs to be joining the lads are former X-Factor contestant Alexandra Burke, who is sure to be absolutely unreal on the show, and TV and stage performer Debbie McGee.

McGee rose to fame back in the early ’80s when she became magician Paul Daniels’ assistant.

She later married Daniels and the pair remained together until the magician’s death last March.

debbie mcgee

The full Strictly line-up for this year includes:

The SaturdaysMollie King 

This Morning‘s Ruth Langsford

Actress and glamour model Gemma Atkinson

EastEndersDavood Ghadami

Revd. Richard Coles

Comedian Susan Calman

Holby City and Heartbeat’s Joe McFadden

JLS‘s Aston Merrygold

TV chef Simon Rimmer

TV personality Debbie McGee

Comedian Brian Conley

TV presenter and journalist Charlotte Hawkins

Athlete Jonnie Peacock

Singer Alexandra Burke

and actress Chizzy Akudolu

alexandra buke

This year’s Strictly is set to kick off some time towards the end of September and continue on until Christmas.

We are yet to receive a start date for the show, but September’s not too far away so we won’t have long to wait, thankfully.

Judges Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Darcey Bussell will be returning, with Shirley Ballas replacing Len Goodman as head judge on the panel.

Ballas is a world-famous ballroom dancer so we’re sure her level of expertise is exactly what the judging panel needs.

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman also look set to return to their hosting duties.

Daly took over from TV veteran Bruce Forsyth back in 2014 due to health related issues.

Forsyth passed away in his home last Friday.