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Strictly 2017 Celebs are being announced...

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CaveMum Mon 07-Aug-17 08:22:15

First one confirmed is Mollie King (the blonde one from The Saturday's)

Not sure when the next one will be announced, just hope it's not like last year where they dragged it out for weeks!

StillStayingClassySanDiego Mon 07-Aug-17 08:26:08

Bloody hell, is it that time of the year already shock, where's the year gone?

CaveMum Mon 07-Aug-17 09:49:54

I know, comes round faster every year!

There are also 3 new female professionals as Joanne, Natalie and Oksana have all left.

(Nicked from BBC page):

Dianne Buswell is an Australian Open Champion and four-time Amateur Australian Open Finalist. She has appeared on Dancing with the Stars Australia and has been part of the Burn The Floor production on Broadway since 2011. She said: “What an honour it is to be a part of Strictly Come Dancing! Words can’t describe how excited I am to take on this amazing challenge and give it my everything! See you on the dance floor!”

Nadiya Bychkova from Ulkraine is a two-time World Champion and European Champion in Ballroom and Latin ‘10’ Dance. She is a multiple-time Slovenian Ballroom and Latin Champion and has taken part in the Bosnian version of Strictly. She said: “I'm extremely happy to be joining the Strictly Come Dancing family this year. One of my biggest dreams is to be part of this great show and I can't wait to get started!"

Amy Dowden is from Caerphilly, South Wales and began dancing at the age of eight. She is the current British National Champion and one of the highest-ranking Ballroom and Latin American professional dancers in the UK. Amy is also a four-time British National Finalist and in 2015, she reached the semi-final of the World Championship. She said: “Becoming a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing has made my wildest dreams come true, it does not feel real! I have always been proud of my Welsh roots and feel so honoured to be the first Welsh professional dancer on the most loved show on TV!”

The other Pros are confirmed as:

Anton du Beke, Brendan Cole, Kevin Clifton, Neil Jones, Pasha Kovalev, Gorka Marquez, Aljaž Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice, AJ Pritchard, Karen Clifton, Chloe Hewitt, Katya Jones, Janette Manrara and Oti Mabuse.

LittleJesse Mon 07-Aug-17 09:54:44

I love Mollie. Might actually watch it this year!

Runny Mon 07-Aug-17 09:59:58

The Sun is saying that Brian Conley has signed up as well. Not official yet though.

comeagainforbigfudge Mon 07-Aug-17 10:34:57

Oh goody. I love strictly. But, yes, where has the year gone?!

CaveMum Wed 09-Aug-17 12:27:02

Ruth Langsford (TV Presenter) and Davood Ghadami (Eastenders actor) have been confirmed as the next celebs

DereksGotATail Wed 09-Aug-17 12:35:26

Ruth will do well on votes regardless of her ability.

CazzieCatsRock Wed 09-Aug-17 12:47:37

Ooh...exciting! I wonder why Joanne & Oksana left? Loving that Davood Ghadami has signed up. He is fit as! Always a bonus!

StillStayingClassySanDiego Wed 09-Aug-17 12:48:14

I love Ruth, she's such good fun although I would have been thrilled if it'd been Rylan [ was watching TM today] , he would be fantastic on Strictly.

comeagainforbigfudge Wed 09-Aug-17 13:16:43

Joanne has went to star in musicals. I think thoroughly modern millie but i might be wrong about which musical.

VinIsGroot Wed 09-Aug-17 13:18:55

What about Matt Goss?

EnidNextDoor Wed 09-Aug-17 13:23:28

He is rumoured to be in it Vin but not confirmed as yet.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Wed 09-Aug-17 13:31:09

She was in Thoroughly Modern Millie, but I think that might have finished touring now and she's going to be in Flashdance.

I'm looking forward to seeing Amy on the show, I've seen her do demos and compete a few times. Although that write up is a bit weird - she's a Latin specialist, which it doesn't mention at all.

Clawdy Wed 09-Aug-17 13:43:02

Don't feel I really know any of the names so far.......

VinIsGroot Wed 09-Aug-17 15:28:03

Thanks Enid I could watch him all day !!!! I've got a feeling the Australian tour is at the same time !

TrinityTaylor Wed 09-Aug-17 16:12:56

Joanna left to do musicals but most stuff she's been in has been roundly slated by theatre critics. I work in a related field and saw millie with some colleagues, I was really rooting for her but they detested it.

I love Mollie she is very sweet and very pretty.

GaryNumanIsOlderThanGaryOldman Wed 09-Aug-17 21:26:33

When do we start our annual campaign for a Strictly glitterball?!!! wink
I am excited. Jo was in TMMillie but was also going to do Flashdance borrowing Lou's leotard she looked very cute with her 80s do and iirc did the flinging her head back whilst being doused with glitter in a pro routine about films but then again, I could be mixing her up with Lou
No idea bout Oksana, should ask Rindy. wink Goddess Nat went of her own accord, made it clear she was asked back.
Mollie. Know little about except she was the lightning/blowjob one in the Saturdays video Ego
Davood. Even less, I don't watch it, but by God is he hot.
Ruth. I like her. She's wanted to be on it for ages so good on her.

GaryNumanIsOlderThanGaryOldman Wed 09-Aug-17 21:31:46

^x posts with all previous TMMillie/Flashdance commentary, sorry. blush
Can I make it up to you with some gratuitous Artem and Gleb?

AlexaAmbidextra Wed 09-Aug-17 21:41:17

Is there anywhere that Ruth Langsford doesn't get?

GaryNumanIsOlderThanGaryOldman Wed 09-Aug-17 21:45:46

^ Tom Holland aka Spiderman doing his best Rihanna choreo. Props to the guy, he nailed it.

GaryNumanIsOlderThanGaryOldman Wed 09-Aug-17 22:03:14

I like Ruth, her husband made some "joke" about fears of being neglected which makes me want to root for her to make the final and he makes his own dinner for the next three months (maybe it was banter, in print he sounded oafish).
Anton made me laugh in his tweet to Mollie King:
Welcome to the show...but I wave you goodbye. Don't suppose your Mum can dance, can she? wink
Bless. He knows his place then.
(That said, with twins, surely he wants to be in and out that show as fast as possible this year?)

CazzieCatsRock Wed 09-Aug-17 22:10:10

Oh, yes....let's petition to 'Bring Back Gleb'. I am soooo envious of Anita Rani! Would PAY for a GLEB SPECIAL!!

SockQueen Wed 09-Aug-17 22:19:07

Is Mollie King another stage school type like Frankie a few years ago? Is this the first time they've had two people from the same band?

GaryNumanIsOlderThanGaryOldman Wed 09-Aug-17 22:57:08

Aw Caz I didn't know you loved Gleb...autocorrect wants me to call him Glen. He's just had new baby iirc. His first return season of dwts with Jana they really went overkill with the we're really sexy journey. Latest season he ended up with one of them Beverley hills wives and didn't last long. I really liked his choreo with Anita and their partnership. Really wanted them in the final, even though we saw their freestyle in that "salsa" ( I had harboured hopes for a Bollywood freestyle from them tbh, what Will did for his salsa).
I do think on the whole Artem and Gleb haven't fared that well on dwts because there have been other long standing pros with more clout.
(Apologies if you also watch dwts Caz and none of this is news to you).

I loved Gleb's paso trio choreo though.

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