Rachel Stevens is replacing Frankie Bridge on the Strictly Come Dancing tour

But we wanted John Sergeant to step in :(

Rachel Stevens

by Rosie Gizauskas |
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S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens is stepping in (geddit?) to replace Frankie Bridge on the Strictly Come Dancing tour.

Frankie has a good reason for dropping out, though – she’s not just pulling a sickie, or decided to go on an epic shopping trip and sack off work – she announced that she’s pregnant with her second child just last night. Aww!

Rachel came second on Strictly in 2008, so she’s a dab hand at all the dancing.

"I'm really happy for Frankie and Wayne - it's great news to start the New Year with," Rachel said.

"I know she's disappointed not to be doing the tour- I was supporting Team Frankie during the show and she was fantastic - but I'm happy to be able to step in for her."

"It's no secret that I loved my time in Strictly and that I'm a big fan of the dances, so I'm excited to be back and to get my dancing shoes on again.

"Today, I'm straight into rehearsals learning the routines and meeting the guys and next week we'll be on tour seeing fans across the country - I can't wait!"

Rachel is currently a judge on The Voice Of Ireland, so she’s going to be kept VERY busy over the next few months. Make sure you keep your energy up, Rach, you’re going to need it!

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