Strictly Come Dancing announce Carol Kirkwood as the sixth celebrity contestant!

The dancing time is almost nigh.

Carol Kirkwood

by Maria Vallahis |
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It was revealed on BBC Breakfast this morning that Carol Kirkwood is the next celebrity to join this year's Strictly Come Dancing contestants.

Speaking about her news Carol said: “I am beyond excited to be taking part in the best programme on British telly and have been a huge fan since it started! I can't wait to learn to dance and hope my experience on Strictly will be a breeze, whether it will be or not is one forecast I cannot predict!”


The weather presenter, who is on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show every day, has performed "special" routines for Children in Need, so we'll see how she fairs for the world of latin and ballroom. You'll be great Carol!

Over the weekend, it was announced that Katie Derham was confirmed for this year’s Strictly.

She is a BBC presenter for Proms (an annual eight week season of classical music concerts) and also presents on Radio 3, and has hosted the Classical BRIT Awards.

Katie, who described Strictly as a “national treasure” of a show said: "I spend hours admiring professional musicians and performers at the Proms and BBC Radio 3, so I'm thrilled to have the chance to throw myself into an equally demanding and beautiful world."

She continued: "It will be a totally new experience for me and I can't wait to get going."

They will join Ainsley Harriott, Kellie Bright, Georgie May Foote and Jeremy Vine.

And more celebrity contestants for the new series of Strictly will be announced in due course.

Strictly Come Dancing 2015 line up:


Strictly Come Dancing 2015 line up

Ainsley Harriott, TV chef1 of 10

Ainsley Harriott, TV chef

Jeremy Vine, presenter2 of 10

Jeremy Vine, presenter

EastEnders' Kellie Bright3 of 10

EastEnders' Kellie Bright

Actress, Georgia May Foote4 of 10

Actress, Georgia May Foote

Peter Andre5 of 10

Peter Andre

Singer and TV presenter, Daniel O'Donnell6 of 10

Singer and TV presenter, Daniel O'Donnell

Katie Dernham, BBC Proms7 of 10

Katie Dernham, BBC Proms

Carol Kirkwood, Weather presenter8 of 10

Carol Kirkwood, Weather presenter

Anthony Ogogo, Olympic boxer9 of 10

Anthony Ogogo, Olympic boxer

Jay McGuiness, singer from The Wanted10 of 10

Jay McGuiness, singer from The Wanted

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