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Strictly Come Dancing line-up revealed
10 September 2012
Last updated at 19:33
The 14 contestants for this year's Strictly Come Dancing have been revealed - check out the pictures.
The celebrity contestants for this year's Strictly Come Dancing have been revealed and the line-up includes several Olympic stars. The first is 23-year-old gymnast Louis Smith who won a silver medal in the pommel horse.
Victoria Pendleton will also be trying her luck on the dance floor. The 31-year-old track cyclist won gold in the keirin and silver in the individual sprint.
Dani Harmer, from the Tracy Beaker TV series, is one of several actors on the show. She could have a good chance of doing well - in March she reached the final of Let's Dance for Sport Relief.
TV presenter and former This Morning host Fern Britton is also in the Strictly line-up after previous appearing in the 2010 Christmas special. Last year's show was won by McFly drummer Harry Judd and partner Aliona Vilani.
Colin Salmon is another actor taking part in the Saturday night BBC One show. The 49-year-old appeared in James Bond movies alongside Pierce Brosnan and has also been in TV shows like Bad Girls and Spooks.
Kimberley Walsh from Girls Aloud has done her fair share of dancing on stage, but how will she cope with the ballroom floor? Cheryl Cole says she's worried her band-mate may be a little too self-critical of her performances.
Another face from the pop world is Westlife's Nicky Byrne. The band, who sold more than 45 million records worldwide, called time on their career earlier this year.
Lisa Riley, best know for playing Mandy Dingle in Emmerdale and presenting You've Been Framed, is another of the 14 hopefuls. There's also a new judge this year - Darcey Bussell - who'll perform a rumba with Ian Waite during the opening show.
Jerry Hall should be used to the glitz and glamour of the show - she was a supermodel in the 70's and 80's and had a relationship with Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger.
Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan completes the sporting trio on the show. Cricketers have a good record on Strictly, with Mark Ramprakash and Darren Gough both winning in previous years.
Switching from reporting on showbiz to being a part of it, is Daybreak's Richard Arnold. He also appeared on GMTV for 13 years.
EastEnders' Sid Owen, aka Ricky Butcher, is also representing the soap world . The 40-year-old quit the show in June this year after playing the character on and off for nearly 25 years.
Denise Van Outen could also be one to watch - the former Big Breakfast presenter went to theatre school and has also appeared on stage in Chicago and Legally Blonde: The Musical.
The eldest of the Strictly contestants is 74-year-old Johnny Ball. The veteran TV personality helped popularise maths and science with a string of children's shows - and he's also the dad of It Takes Two presenter Zoe Ball. Strictly Come Dancing will reveal the celebrities' partners during the first show on 15 September on BBC One.
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