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'Strictly Come Dancing' 2012 lineup confirmed - First pictures

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The 14 celebrities taking part in Strictly Come Dancing 2012 have been revealed, and they include Olympic stars, soap icons and the show's oldest ever contestant.

Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh, London 2012 gold medal winner Victoria Pendleton and actress and TV star Denise Van Outen lead this year's lineup.

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Daybreak presenter Richard Arnold, Westlife's Nicky Byrne and the former wife of Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall, are also confirmed to take part.

Soap stars Sid Owen and Lisa Riley, Hollywood actor Colin Salmon, former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan and CBBC actress Dani Harmer will also be hitting the dancefloor.

Completing the lineup are TV personality Fern Britton, Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, and 74-year-old TV star Johnny Ball.

Strictly launches on Saturday (September 15) at 6.30pm on BBC One.

The launch show will feature the celebrities meeting their pro partners for the first time and the first group performance of the series.

New judge Darcey Bussell will also be introduced with an American Smooth-inspired rumba routine with Ian Waite.

Watch the trailer for this series of Strictly Come Dancing below:

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