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Savage kits out in sequins for new series of 'Strictly'

Published 08/09/2011 | 05:00

Former soccer bad boy Robbie Savage, Jason Donovan and Lulu will be slipping into sequins for the new series of 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

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They will be among 14 stars who will battle it out for the glitter-ball trophy when the BBC1 hit show returns later this month.

Also taking part in the BBC1 show will be boxing champion Audley Harrison, former MP Edwina Currie and the actress-turned-singer Holly Valance.

Viewers will see how their training is progressing when they take to the floor for a group dance during the launch show for the ninth series on Saturday.

Other names taking part include TV astrologer Russell Grant -- who has already shed several stones in preparation for the series -- and ex-'EastEnder' Anita Dobson.

'One Show' host Alex Jones and impressionist Rory Bremner will also be showing off their moves.

Harry Judd, drummer in chart band McFly, and Valance have already emerged as the joint favourites, with odds of 4-1 to win, according to bookmakers William Hill.

Savage's move from the football pitch to the ballroom will raise eyebrows among football fans who knew him as one of the most aggressive figures in the game.

Irish Independent

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