Celebrity News, Tess Daly, Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing


Everyone’s favourite entertainment show, Strictly Come Dancing, is back with a bang, and a whole host of celebs have signed up to take part in this year’s show.

But it was our favourite Strictly fashionista, the show's presenter Tess Daly, who stole the limelight yesterday at the announcement of the contestants in a striking hot-pink dress.

We think she looks amazing, especially since her daughter Amber is only three months old, and could definitely be giving X Factor judges Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue a run for their money in the style stakes.

She’ll be hosting the show with Bruce Forsyth once again, but this year there are some changes to the show, with the winner of 2007’s series, starlet Alesha Dixon, joining the panel of judges, together with ballerina Darcey Bussell.

This year’s contestants are the usual mix of actors, celebs and sports stars, with EastEnders stars Natalie Cassidy and Ricky Groves, Coronation Street’s Craig Kelly, The Bill’s Ali Bastian, and Footballer’s Wives Laila Rouass and Zoe Lucker representing the soaps.

Former tennis player Martina Hingis, jockey Richard Dunwoody, retired boxer Joe Calzaghe and ex-cricketer Phil Tuffnell join from the sporting world. 

Mature contestants include Jo Wood, the estranged wife of Ronnie Wood, and Lynda Bellingham.

Sequins and celebs - what more could we ask for from a TV talent show? We can’t wait for the dance-offs to begin!

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By Camilla Swift