Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

Reverend Richard Coles is the fifth contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing

Reverend Richard Coles is the fifth contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing

"Then she offered it to me". "I'm a big young woman, I'm 5'9". I met them in a bar.

Gemma most recently played Carly Hope in ITV's Emmerdale, however, she has been a TV regular since 2001.

"As far as any dance training goes, I haven't had any".

See all the new stars of Strictly Come Dancing 2017. I am so excited, I'm really nervous as well. "It'll be a welcome change worrying about my next hot move instead of my next hot flush!"

Strictly returns to BBC One this autumn.

Davood's spot on the show was announced by the BBC in a tweet on Tuesday which read: 'Swapping Walford for the Waltz, @bbceastenders @DavoodGhadami steps into #Strictly 2017!

Gemma, 32, told listeners to her Key 103 radio show: 'I did disco dancing when I was ten, but that was high kicks and cartwheels'. I'm going to challenge my inner feminine side.

And Mollie was confirmed in the line-up on Nick Grimshaw's Radio 1 show on Monday.

Bosses are planning to release the line up in dribs and drabs over the next few weeks as it's believed they've "almost" secured all of the celebrity stars they want this year.

Speaking about how he is preparing for the show he said: "I've cut down on pork pies". I'm very excited what an opportunity. The other girls don't know... well they do now!'

The forthcoming series will see legendary choreographer Shirley Ballas claim Len Goodman's Head Judge seat following his shock departure at the end of a year ago and, although the fellow panelists - Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli - are excited to have her on board, they're convinced she'll stand her ground.

She confessed that she would love to make it to the Strictly final, adding: "My aim it's just to not go out first, I would love to go to the final, absolutely".

'I can't wait to get in to the ballroom and be part of the incredible and respected judging panel.

Actor Davood Ghadami became the next name to be officially revealed on the Strictly line up by the BBC.

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