Strictly Come Dancing Announce First Contestants
The celebrity reality show is making it's come back.
The latest public figure to be confirmed for the show is UK radio host Vick Hope. 28-year-old Hope works on Capital FM's Breakfast Show with Roman Kemp.
Speaking to her listeners this morning about her new challenge she said "It's a bit of a turn-up for the books to be honest. I'm a fan of the show and I feel very honoured to be a part of it. I promise you I'm going to work so, so hard - I'm so excited."
Other contestants already confirmed are YouTube star Joe Sugg, Steps member Faye Tozer, actor Danny John-Jules and former model Katie Piper.
Joe Sugg boasts 8 million subscribers on YouTube. When asked about Strictly Come Dancing he said "I don't really know what I'm doing to be honest. I know it will be a huge challenge but that's what life is all about I guess."
42-year-old Faye Tozer shot to fame as a member in 1997 as one of the members of Steps. Before Steps reunited again in 2011 Tozer was working in theatre. Tozer revealed her excitement about taking part in the show saying it's "everything my nine-year-old self ever wanted from showbiz."
Danny John-Jules said he was delighted to be participating in the show, especially the prospect of performing in "glittery spandex". The 57-year-old is best known for his role as Cat in the cult sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf.
Katie Piper admitted the challenge was "a bit daunting" and when she told her husband she was taking part in the show he though she was joking. Piper was the victim of a vicious acid attack in 2008 that left her blind in one eye and needing reconstructive surgery.
Thank you for all your lovely messages. I’m super excited but very nervous about being a contestant on this years @bbcstrictly it’s going to be a challenge but everyone who knows me knows I love a challenge so here goes... a new chapter in my life! #strictly2018 #bbcbreakfast pic.twitter.com/hVBQnloqce— Katie Piper (@KatiePiper_) August 13, 2018
More contestants are set to be revealed before the show kicks off on BBC One in September.
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will return as hosts with Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussel and Craig Revell Horwood completing the judge line up.
More from Entertainment
Adele Splits From Husband Of Two Years
Singer Adele has split from her husband of two years.
Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kanye West, Justin Bieber & More Collaborate On New Song
A host of a-list artists have joined forces with Lil Dicky to release a massive celeb-filled single celebrating our planet.
The Tommy Tiernan Show Is Making A Comeback - But This Time On Saturday Nights
The Tommy Tiernan Show is making a return to RTE.
The Darkness Are Coming To Cork!
Another new show has been announced for Cork.
Design POP, Ireland’s First Design and Food Festival Launches in Cork
A host of well-known faces from the worlds of design and food gathered in the River Lee Hotel to launch Design POP, Ireland’s first food and design festival coming to Cork city this May 17-19.
Fota Wildlife Park Announce Birth Of Four Lion Cubs And They Want You To Name Them!
Fota Wildlife Park have announced the birth of four endangered lion cubs.