The BBC today announced the line-up for Strictly Come Dancing 2011.
The 14 new celebrity contestants to battle it out on the dance floor are:
Former professional tennis player and Daybreak presenter, [[Dan Lobb]]
Lawyer, writer and entrepreneur, Nancy Dell’Olio
Former football bad boy, Robbie Savage
Waterloo Road actress, Chelsee Healey
Impressionist and comedian, Rory Bremner
Actress and singer, Holly Valance
Pop heartthrob, Harry Judd from McFly
Star of screen and stage, Anita Dobson
Astrologer and entertainer, Russell Grant
Musical icon and entertainer, Lulu
Former MP, writer and broadcaster, Edwina Currie
Olympic Gold medallist and boxer, Audley Harrison
Australian pop and stage star, Jason Donovan
TV presenter, Alex Jones
The show, which launches at 6.10pm this Saturday on BBC One, will see the celebrities finding out for the first time who their professional partners are and there will also be a group dance by the celebrities.
The first live show airs at the end of the month from Wembley Arena, with an audience of around 6,500.
The Grand Final will broadcast live in 3D from Blackpool’s famous Tower Ballroom.
Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly will host the main show, while Claudia Winkleman joins Tess on Sunday evenings to present the Results Show.
New presenter Zoe Ball will bring Strictly fans all the latest backstage gossip, news and drama in the weekday sister show It Takes Two over on BBC Two.
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