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Strictly Come Dancing 2013 contestants
3 September 2013
Last updated at 06:26
The new line up for Strictly Come Dancing 2013 has been announced! We give you the low-down on who's taking part...
Susanna Reid is swapping the BBC Breakfast sofa for the Strictly dancefloor – she won Children in Need Strictly Come Dancing special with Robin Windsor back in 2011 so she has a head-start on the rest. You might recognise Mark Benton as Mr Chalk in BBC One's Waterloo Road. And of course no-nonsense Dragon's Den businesswoman Deborah Meaden will hopefully not be saying “I’m out” during the first show.
Julien MacDonald is a fashion designer who has been a judge on Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model and Fiona Fullerton was a James Bond girl back in the 1980s. You might recognise Ashley Taylor Dawson, who plays Darren Osborne in the soap Hollyoaks, in which he is one of the longest-serving cast members.
Swapping the cobbled streets of Coronation Street for the smooth Strictly Dance floor is actress Natalie Gumede, who plays Kirsty in the soap. Hairy Biker Dave Myers is better known for his cooking than for his two-step, with Countdown's Rachel Riley swapping dealing numbers to waiting for the points score as she showcases her dance skills.
Casualty actor Patrick Robinson will be hoping his appearance won't end in any broken bones. Abbey Clancey is a model who is married to Stoke City footballer Peter Crouch, and Tony Jacklin is the most successful Ryder Cup Captain ever. Brucey is a keen golfer too – maybe they’ll practise together in between shows.
Ben Cohen is a former England Rugby Union Player, and Sophie Ellis-Bextor is a singer and model - whose mum used to present Blue Peter! Vanessa Feltz is a DJ on BBC Radio 2. She said she was excited to wear sequin dresses and wanted her dance partner to be patient with her learning the steps. Catch the start of the new series this Saturday 7 September.