What you think of the new Strictly line-up

  • 4 September 2013
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Newsround's Ricky takes a look at the contenders

The line up for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing has just been revealed.

BBC Breakfast's Susanna Reid, Hollyoakes actor Ashley Taylor Dawson and singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor are among this year's contestants.

Last year's series, which featured a lot of Olympic stars, attracted 14 million viewers during the final episode.

We asked you what you thought of this year's Strictly line-up. Here's some of your comments.

Your Comments:

I know one person from that line up, Venessa Feltz and that's only because my mum listens to Radio 2. Get some one like Barney Harwood that the kids know, last year I knew at least three!

Franny, Wells, England

I think this series is not very exciting because all the people on it (apart from Susanna Reid ) are no longer or forgotten in the public eye.

Hawa, London, England

Lots of people have said that they don't know any of these people - but I think this is the best Strictly line-up so far and I think it will be very entertaining!

Ollie, Warwickshire, England

I've only heard of a couple of these people but I can't believe that Dave Myers is doing it really hope he wins!

Mia, Birmingham, England

I don't really watch Strictly but I know Susanna and Ashley so Ill be tuning in to watch it! Sounds like a 'potentially' hilarious series!

Hannah, Milton Keynes, England

I love Mark Benton who plays Chalky in Waterloo Road; hopefully he will be as funny as he is on on the show when he does Strictly!

Simran,Essex, England

I think the line-up this year is great especially Ashley Taylor Dawson ,I love Hollyoaks and he's amazing in it. I usually haven't heard of most of the people in it but this year I have!

Emily, London, England

I think that the Strictly line-up is excellent and will probably have a range of different dance abilities and be very interesting.

Lucy, England

Strictly is ALWAYS fabulous, and it always will be, no matter who the contestants are.

Lexy, Sully, Wales

I don't know any of those people! They should make the people on the show a bit more famous!

Freya, Newbury, England

I think it's great! A lot of famous celebrities and Susanna Reid! Mixture of personalities and levels! It's going to be great. I can't wait!

Anika, Ealing, London

I don't know who any of these people are apart from Susanna Reid. I've been watching Strictly since I was three and I've always known most of the celebrities. I think Abbey Clancey will win!

Georgie, Solihull, England

I don't know most of them actually but I think that I would like someone from CBBC on it again like Dani Harmer!

Ethne, Heithfield, England

I think its a good combination because they have different personalities!

Jodie, Ipswich, England

I think they're great for Strictly Come Dancing 2013. I can't wait to see who the winner is. :)

Aidan, Beckenham, England

They should be more famous than that. Never heard of most of these peeps!

Anisa-Parul, Birmingham, England

I think the new line-up is amazing! I can't wait to see BBC's Susanna Reid.

Zakia, Boston, England

I will watch Strictly come dancing now Susanna Reid is on it, she is the best news reader ever!!

Zara, Northwich, England

I love the new Strictly line-up especially Ashley Taylor Dawson. I love Hollyoaks so much and he is my favourite character!

Harriet, Cambridge, England

I think that this is one of the most interesting line-ups in the shows history!

Hannah, Manchester, England