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Actress Katie McGlynn is our seventh celebrity contestant for Strictly 2021!

Lucky number seven, actress Katie McGlynn is our lates reveal, best known for her role as Sinead Tinker in Coronation Street.

“It’s been so hard keeping it a secret, but I can finally say that I’m getting ready to shake my shimmy and become part of the Strictly family! I’m really not a dancer, but I’m so excited to learn a new skill on this crazy journey and cannot wait to slip into some sequins along the way. Although I do get to have so much fun as an actress, a lot of my roles have involved quite serious and challenging storylines, so I’m fully ready to let my hair down and do something different, even if it is completely outside of my comfort zone. I can’t promise that I’ll be the best, but I’m going to give it 110% on the dance floor! As long as I don't fall over I'll be happy."

Katie's Coronation Street role as Sinead Tinker was BAFTA nominated and she went on to win a National Television Award for Best Serial Drama Performance in 2020. Katie was a regular in Waterloo Road, appeared in BBC One dramas The Syndicate and Moving On and currently stars in Hollyoaks as mysterious newcomer Becky Quentin.

Katie joins Tom Fletcher, Robert Webb, AJ Odudu, John Whaite, Rhys Stephenson and Sara Davies in our line-up. Follow us on Twitter Instagram and Facebook for the latest news on our reveals.