Strictly Come Dancing 2014

It’s time to take to the dance floor as Strictly returns with a sparkling new line-up

The Presenters

Date: 02.09.2014     Last updated: 02.09.2014 at 12.55

Tess Daly

The ever glamorous Tess Daly returns to co-present her twelfth series of Strictly Come Dancing.

This year, Tess will have the role of introducing the dances and probing the judges for their comments, whilst co-host Claudia Winkleman will host the post-dance interviews with each couple.

After working around the world as a model and before landing her role on Strictly, Tess presented many other TV shows including Get Your Kit Off, Smash Hits TV, Children in Need and the Royal Variety Performance. She also presented BBC One’s celebrity singing talent show Just the Two Of Us alongside husband Vernon Kay.

In 2008, Tess won a special version of Strictly Come Dancing against Sir Terry Wogan, where she was partnered with a delighted Anton du Beke. As well as being a successful columnist Tess is also a published author with titles The Camera Never Lies and It’s Up To You, New York to her name.

Claudia Winkleman

The ever-popular Claudia Winkleman joins Tess Daly to co-host Strictly Come Dancing 2014.

Claudia is a firm favourite with the Strictly audience, having co-presented the Sunday night results show alongside Tess Daly since 2010. This year, Claudia will be providing first-hand reactions from the couples hot off the dance floor.

The Cambridge graduate, who previously hosted It Takes Two, has many a string to her entertainment bow. She is known for presenting a number of BBC shows including Comic Relief and Film 2014, alongside her work as a journalist she also presents a weekly Friday evening show on BBC Radio 2 - The Arts Show With Claudia Winkleman - delivering a feast of the finest offerings from film, theatre, arts, TV and music. Claudia is also presenter of the popular BBC Two programme The Great British Sewing Bee.

Zoe Ball

The font of all Strictly knowledge and former contestant, radio and television presenter Zoe Ball returns to present the BBC Two weekday sister show, It Takes Two.

After presenting the much-lauded Live & Kicking, in 1999, Zoe became the first woman to front the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show solo – a role that landed her a Gold at the prestigious Sony Radio Awards.

She has since presented a number of TV shows, including the BRIT Awards, The Priory, Strictly Dance Fever, and Sky Art's Summer Festivals.

In August 2013, Zoe hosted BBC One’s Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor, a special live show revealing the much anticipated 12th doctor in the Doctor Who series.