Vanessa Feltz will compete in Strictly Come Dancing

29/08/13

Vanessa Feltz

Radio and television host Vanessa Feltz has confirmed she will be part of this year's Strictly Come Dancing line-up.

The 51-year-old joined Zoe Ball, who hosts the spin-off show It Takes Two, on Radio 2 to make the announcement.

"I'm inordinately excited," she said. "I intend to wear sequins until I get turfed out which will probably be rather soon I fear."

Vanessa Feltz hosts a morning radio show on BBC London 94.9 and an early morning programme on Radio 2.

Vanessa Feltz and Zoe Ball

Speaking to Zoe Ball about her potential dance partner, she said: "I'd like someone patient. Someone virile, oozing testosterone, but patient.

"I don't want anyone who shouts at me or gets cross. That would be just terrible."

Vanessa Feltz has previously been a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother as well as the reality weight loss programme Celebrity Fit Club.

I intended to wear sequins until I get turfed out which will probably be rather soon I fear
Vanessa Feltz

The 51-year-old also took part in Celebrity Wife Swap with former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Paul Daniels and his wife Debbie McGee.

Lisa Riley, who was a contestant on last year's programme, is also set to host a new backstage feature exclusively for BBC iPlayer and the Red Button.

She will present a 20-minute segment with behind the scenes access, interviews with all the 2013 celebrity line-up on the red carpet and introductions to the new professional dancers.

The full celebrity line-up will be confirmed on Monday 2 September in a special edition of The One Show on BBC One.

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on Saturday 7 September at 6.50pm.

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