Thursday 29 September 2016

Kirsty Gallacher and Iwan Thomas join Strictly Come Dancing

Published 27/08/2015 | 19:43

Kirsty Gallacher will also compete in this series of Strictly Come Dancing
Kirsty Gallacher will also compete in this series of Strictly Come Dancing

The last two celebrities joining Strictly Come Dancing are TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher and sprinter Iwan Thomas.

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They were announced as they joined BBC One presenters Alex Jones and Adil Ray on The One Show.

Sky Sports News presenter Gallacher said she's always been a huge fan of Strictly.

"Sport and fitness have always been a big part of my life but dancing is an entirely new challenge for me. I can't wait to get started," she said.

Thomas, who now regularly presents on the BBC's The One Show, said he's "extremely excited and scared" about Strictly.

"I love watching the show and I can't believe I'm swapping my running spikes for dancing shoes," he said, "I used to be quick at running around the track and I'm just hoping my dance partner doesn't leave me behind."

The other 13 celebrity contestants are Jeremy Vine, Ainsley Harriott, Kellie Bright, Georgia May Foote, Katie Derham, Carol Kirkwood, Peter Andre, Daniel O'Donnell, Anthony Ogogo, Jay McGuiness , Anita Rani, Jamelia and Helen George.

The launch show will air on BBC One on 5 September at 7:15pm.

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