Strictly Come Dancing: What's the line-up?

  • 15 August 2017
Image caption The new series of Strictly starts in the Autumn

Dust off your dancing shoes and get out your glitterball - because Strictly's back!

The new series starts in early Autumn and over the next few weeks, the full line-up of celebs will be revealed.

Here are the ones we know so far...

Susan Calman

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Image caption Susan Calman is the ninth celebrity to be confirmed for Strictly.

Here's contestant number nine! Susan is a comedian from Scotland. You probably recognise her as the presenter of the CBBC game show Top Class.

Susan says she's mega-excited to be on Strictly and says "I have been a Strictly super-fan for years. This is going to be the best ride possible."

Best of luck to you, Susan!

Aston Merrygold

Image caption Aston Merrygold is the eighth celebrity confirmed for Strictly.

Aston is celebrity number eight! He is a singer and songwriter, best-known for being a member of the successful British band JLS.

He said "I'm so happy to be joining Strictly 2017, it is such a brilliant show and I've followed it for years. I'm both nervous and excited to learn from the professionals about a whole new way of dancing!"

Simon Rimmer

Image caption Simon Rimmer will be adding some spice to the Strictly line up

Simon is the seventh celebrity contestant confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Simon said, "I am so excited, terrified and proud to be invited to be part of Strictly 2017. I've always been a HUUUUGE fan of the show. When I put on my sequins and hit the floor it will genuinely be my very first time dancing ballroom and Latin. Nobody will try harder, have more fun or get more out of it than me. I can't wait."

He is best-known for being the chef and co-presenter on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch.

Joe McFadden

Image caption Joe is the sixth celeb to be announced in the Strictly line up

Joe is an actor, and probably best know for playing the role of Raf di Lucca in Holby City.

He said, "Strictly is one of the biggest, most entertaining shows on TV and being asked to be part of it is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I'm thrilled and terrified about in equal measures!"

Reverend Richard Coles

Image caption Richard Coles will be swapping the altar for the dancefloor

The latest member of this year's Strictly team is the Vicar of St Mary's Church in Finedon, Northamptonshire and Chancellor of the University of Northampton.

Away from his church duties Richard hosts a show on Radio 4, and has appeared on several TV programmes. Before he joined the church, he was in a band called The Communards, who's best known song is Don't Leave Me This Way (you'll know it when you hear it!)

Gemma Atkinson

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Image caption Gemma Atkinson is the fourth Strictly contestant to be announced

Gemma Atkinson stars in Emmerdale as Carly Hope, and used to be in Hollyoaks.

She said: "I'm beyond excited and incredibly nervous but I am looking forward to learning a new skill and taking on this new challenge."

Ruth Langsford

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Image caption Ruth is the third Strictly contestant to be confirmed

Ruth is used to presenting on daytime TV programmes like This Morning and Loose Women.

She says it'll be "the scariest yet most exciting thing I've ever done".

Davood Ghadami

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Image caption EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami will be joining the Strictly line up

Davood is a familiar face for Eastenders fans, where he plays the character of Kush Kazemi.

He said: "It's going to be exciting, challenging and terrifying all at once!"

Mollie King

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Image caption Mollie King is 'so excited' to be on the show

Mollie King from The Saturdays was the first celebrity dancer confirmed to be taking part in Strictly.

She told Nick Grimshaw on Radio 1's breakfast show that it's "something that I always said I wanted to do.... I'm going to be giving it my all."

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