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Let's Dance For Sport Relief - more celebrities revealed

Let's Dance For Sport Relief (image: Whizz Kid)

Comedienne, actress and impressionist Debra Stephenson, TV presenter Richard Arnold, dancing with Kate Garraway, and Michael Fish dancing with the Weather Girls, are the latest names set to dust off their dancing shoes for Let's Dance For Sport Relief on BBC One as part of this year's Sport Relief's Rise To The Challenge Campaign, it was announced today.

Kelly Brook has also been confirmed as a panellist for this Saturday's show alongside comedienne Miranda Hart and Paddy McGuinness.

This Saturday will also see live studio performances from Gabriella Cilmi, singing On A Mission, and the cast of Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert - The Musical.

Last week's show saw Rufus Hound and Katy Brand triumph over the cast from Holby City, Rosie Marcel, Luke Roberts, and Casualty, Charles Dale, Tony Marshall and Ben Turner, snooker and darts legends Willie Thorne, Dennis Taylor, Bobby George and Tony O'Shea, Olympians Mark Foster, Iwan Thomas, Leon Taylor, Dalton Grant, Heather Fell and Jamie Baulch, and news presenters Matt Barbet, Ellie Crisell and Louise Minchin.

Panellists on the night were Kimberley Walsh, Frank Skinner and Jason Manford.

Celebrities still to trip the light fantastic on the dance floor include Grumpy Old Women, Jenny Eclair, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph and Susie Blake, and footballer Peter Shilton, who will all pay homage to iconic dance routines in a bid to wow viewers with their moves and compete for a chance to be crowned champion of the dance floor.

Jack Dee will also feature as a panellist.

The show, hosted by Claudia Winkleman and Steve Jones, will run over four weeks, comprising three heats and culminating in a spectacular final dance-off on Saturday 13 March on BBC One.

Show two will feature performances from Debra Stephenson, Sam and Mark, Shappi Khorsandi, Kate Garraway and Richard Arnold, the Weather Girls, Lara Lewington, Clare Nasir, Becky Mantin, with Michael Fish, and the boxers Carl Froch, Johnny Nelson, Tony Jeffries and Duke McKenzie.

Who goes through and who gets a chance to compete against the first two acts already through to the final – Rufus Hound and Katy Brand – will be down to the public phone votes and the panel.

The final will see six celebrity acts dance for their chance to be crowned the Let's Dance For Sport Relief Champion on Saturday 13 March.

Proceeds from the voting will go to Sport Relief.

The show will be produced by Whizz Kid Entertainment for the BBC.

Notes to Editors

Pictures of Saturday's show will be available on Saturday 27 February from PA at approximately 6.00pm and from www.bbcpictures.com from 11.00pm.

Further information about Sport Relief is available at www.sportrelief.com. Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland).

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