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Full lineup for 'Strictly' is announced

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The full lineup for this year's series of Strictly Come Dancing has been announced.

As previously reported, Smallville actress Kelly Brook, Blue Peter presenter Gethin Jones and former Misteeq singer Alesha Dixon will all be taking part.

Sports presenter Gabby Logan will be competing against her husband, former professional rugby player Kenny Logan. It has also been announced today that ex-EastEnder Letitia Dean, TV presenter Kate Garraway, Rod Stewart's wife Penny Lancaster, and actress Stephanie Beacham will be joining the girls.

For the boys the BBC has also lined up ex-footballer John Barnes, EastEnders actor Matt Di'Angelo, TV presenter Dominic Littlewood, snooker legend Willie Thorne and actor Brian Capron.

Host Bruce Forsyth commented: "It's hard to believe this is the fifth series and the show goes from strength to strength. So many people I meet can't wait for it to return ... I can't help but get excited myself!"

While co-presenter Tess Daly remarked: "With such a dynamic cast, this year's Strictly Come Dancing is going to be explosive. We've got the babes, 'The Barnes', 'The Beacham' and even a husband and wife pitted against each other. Roll on October, it's going to be one heck of a show!"

The first show will see the boys competing against each other to the waltz or the cha-cha-cha, while the girls will face the public vote in the second episode.

All four judges - Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood, Arlene Phillips and Bruno Tonioli - will return to the voting table, and presenter Claudia Winkleman will be bringing back her Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two gossip show daily on BBC2.

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