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.

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.


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