Birds of a Feather actress Lesley Joseph, Olympian Greg Rutherford and EastEnders star Tameka Empson have been confirmed as the final three celebrities for this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing.
The news was announced on The One Show this evening where the three celebs joined presenters Alex Jones and Patrick Kielty.
“Strictly is an iconic show and I have always loved the glamour and the dedication and the entertainment and this year it suddenly seemed right to take part. I am scared and excited and apprehensive and thrilled to be a part of this wonderful show and I will try my best and enjoy this amazing experience!” said Lesley.
“I love being challenged and taking to the Strictly ballroom is like nothing I have ever done before – doing this is definitely a long jump from my day job for sure!” said Greg.
“I have been waiting for years to take part in Strictly and I’m so excited that finally I get to show the nation my moves! It’s always been a dream and I can’t wait to get started! ” said Tameka.
Lesley, Greg and Tameka join Ed Balls, Will Young, Laura Whitmore, Ore Oduba, Melvin Odoom, Louise Redknapp, Danny Mac, Daisy Lowe, Naga Munchetty, Anastacia, Claudia Fragapane and Judge Rinder who have already been announced as contestants for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.
Strictly Come Dancing will launch on Saturday 3rd September on BBC One as the 15 celebs find out who their professional partner is going to be.