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In Pictures: Strictly Come Dancing 2013 line-up

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image captionThis year's eagerly-awaited Strictly line-up has been announced. Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly return with contestants including Casualty actor Patrick Robinson.
image captionThe line-up includes Waterloo Road actor Mark Benton, who is currently starring in Hairspray in the West End, and model Abbey Clancy, who is married to footballer Peter Crouch.
image captionRadio host Vanessa Feltz will also be putting her best foot forward along with international rugby star Ben Cohen.
image captionSinger Sophie Ellis Bextor will be swapping pop for ballroom, while actress Fiona Fullerton is perhaps best known for her starring role alongside Roger Moore as KGB spy Pola Ivanova in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill.
image captionActor Ashley Taylor Dawson is best known as bad lad Darren Osborne in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks, and is one of the longest serving cast members on the show. Natalie Gumede is best known for playing abusive wife Kirsty Soames in Coronation Street.
image captionTony Jacklin is one of the most successful British golfers of all time, having won numerous tournaments. Businesswoman Deborah Meaden became a household name in 2003 when she joined BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den to become one of the show’s five investors.
image captionJulien McDonald will be Strictly's first fashion designer contestant. He started his career working for Karl Lagerfeld, and in 2001 was named British fashion designer of the year. He is famed for his show-stopping, high glamour dresses. Dave Myers is one half of the Hairy Bikers and has fronted many popular TV series, based around travel in pursuit of great recipes.
image captionMaths whizz Rachel Riley is co-presenter on Channel 4's Countdown and The Gadget Show. Susannah Reid follows in the footsteps of BBC Breakfast co-host Bill Turnbull as she takes to the Strictly dance floor. The Strictly Come Dancing 2013 premiere airs on BBC One on Saturday 7 September.

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