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Strictly: Phil Tufnell and Rav Wilding hit the dancefloor

The One Show Team | 14:21 UK time, Tuesday, 25 August 2009

It was announced today that two One Show presenters are to take part in the new series of the BBC hit show Strictly Come Dancing. Our very own Phil Tufnell and Rav Wilding will be taking to the dancefloor, in front of the nation.

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Phil TufnellPhil and Katya

Phil, our arts reporter, and English cricketing legend explained, to the Strictly website, why he is taking part: "Well, you're only young once, aren't you? It's a really exciting show and the chance to take part was a really exciting opportunity for me."

Phil's dancing partner is Katya Virshilas.


Rav Wilding

Rav and AlionaRav covers the crime beat for The One Show. He's a former military man, and detective constable. He agreed to Strictly because: "I really love a good challenge and love learning new skills, so this is really exciting for me. Dancing is something completely alien to me as I have never ever stepped foot on a dance floor in my life."

Rav's dancing partner is Aliona Vilani.


Last year, The One Show's John Sergeant and Christine Bleakley took part in Strictly. Watch their video highlights here.

Good-luck Rav and Phil!

The new series of Strictly Come Dancing kicks off on BBC One, Friday 18 September 2009.

The One Show website will be following Phil and Rav's progress in the competion very closely! Keep checking the site for our Strictly updates.

Click here to leave your messages of support for Rav and Phil.



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