Strictly Come Dancing have announced the first stars heading to the ballroom this year.
Kelvin Fletcher, 36, lifted the glitter ball trophy last year after impressing judges and viewers with his professional partner Oti Mabuse.
After months of rumours about this year’s line-up, BBC have finally started to reveal the big names lined up to take part in the dance show.
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will return to front the popular show, but who will they be welcoming to the dance floor? It’s time to find out…
The Wanted singer Max George was the final name announced on The One Show, following in the footsteps of his former bandmate Jay McGuiness, who won the show in 2015.
He told Alex Jones: “I’ve known I’m going to do it for a few weeks but for the last few days it’s been like I’ve got to start telling people now. I was speaking to Jay earlier actually over voice notes.
“I’ve got no chance, there’s no comparison [between me and Jay], but he might be able to mentor me or something over Zoom. He did say he can imagine me like a little schoolboy, nervous.”
NFL superstar and Nadine Coyle’s ex-boyfriend Jason Bell was the second star to be announced for the show, alongside Caroline Quentin on The One Show.
He said: “I am thrilled. I am a huge fan of the show, I’ve been watching it since I came to this country so it’s time for me to do something cool to impress my daughter now that she can watch me perform. She’s six years old but she is the boss.
“There were two people I had to tell, they run my life. That’s my daughter and her mother so I told them both and they are so excited and they are ready to support me the whole way.
“I’m excited for the journey. I’ve always, as an athlete, liked to lock into a moment and get into the zone. I think that this show will give me the opportunity to do the same as when I was playing, perform at a high level and learn from the best.”
Men Behaving Badly star Caroline Quentin was the first name to be announced for Strictly Come Dancing on The One Show on 1 September.
She told hosts Alex Jones and Amol Rajan: “I’ve been keeping it very quiet and it’s really difficult because I love the chat as you well know. It’s been so hard to be quiet about it, but I can say it now. It’s going to be great to be there doing all those crazy dances quite soon. I’m a bit scared but quite excited.
“Like most little girls I did ballet from the age of three until about the age of 12 and then after that a little bit of modern dancing and tap, things like that. I do remember so of what I learnt but my knees are 50 years older than when I learnt it.
“It is my knees and my undergarments that are troubling me most at the moment. I hope my knees don’t let me down and I hope the foundation garments live up to expectations when I start moving about.”
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One this autumn.