Nine famous names have so far been confirmed for the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing.
Here is a rundown of who will be putting their best foot forward on the dance floor in the BBC One competition:
– Ellie Taylor
The Ted Lasso actress and comedian, 38, announced she had signed up by declaring: “Well, cover me in fake tan and roll me in sequins!”
She began her stand-up career on ITV’s Show Me The Funny before going on to write and perform five live comedy shows, and has also appeared on Mock The Week, The Mash Report and Live At The Apollo.
– Matt Goss
The 53-year-old singer found fame as part of the band Bros, along with his twin brother Luke and their friend Craig Logan.
He has also had success as a solo artist, featured in the 2018 fly-on-the-wall documentary After The Screaming Stops which reunited him and his brother for two 30th anniversary gigs, and is set to play the lead role in upcoming psychological thriller movie Cobbler Killer Stranger.
– Tyler West
The 26-year-old Kiss radio host, who previously presented children’s television on CBBC, said he could not wait to “shake a leg” in the show’s famous ballroom.
The fitness enthusiast was nominated for an Audio and Radio Industry Award for best new presenter in 2020.
– Ellie Simmonds
The Paralympic swimming gold medallist, 27, has presented for BBC Sport at the Commonwealth Games since stepping back from competition.
She said she was “literally bursting with excitement” but also “absolutely petrified” about taking her first steps into dance.
– Jayde Adams
The 37-year-old British comedian and actress recently featured in the award-winning sitcom Alma’s Not Normal, and is also a regular on the stand-up circuit.
Her Amazon Prime special, Serious Black Jumper, was released to acclaim and subsequently longlisted for an Emmy.
– Will Mellor
The actor, 46, starred as Gaz in cult Noughties sitcom Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps, also landing roles in dramas Line Of Duty and Broadchurch.
He joined the cast of ITV soap Coronation Street in 2021 as “out-and-out baddie” drugs lord Harvey, and also starred in Hollyoaks in the early part of his career.
– Kym Marsh
The 46-year-old found fame in the band Hear’Say, who were created through ITV show Popstars in 2001, before turning to acting and starring as Michelle Connor in Coronation Street.
“I am really looking forward to it. I am nervous – but I am really looking forward to it,” she said.
– Kaye Adams
The Loose Women star, 59, announced her involvement during Friday’s episode of the ITV daytime show.
Adams also hosts a morning show on BBC Radio Scotland and has presented programmes on various channels, including on STV and the BBC, and was previously a panellist on Channel 5’s morning show The Wright Stuff.
– Richie Anderson
The 34-year-old TV and radio personality will dance in an all-male partnership in the forthcoming series.
He is a regular fixture on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast show, presenting the travel bulletins, and has also hosted a variety of programmes himself.