Strictly Come Dancing line-up revealed
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- 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.