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When are the Strictly contestants being paired with their professional partners?

Say hello to the #Strictly class of 2018! 👋✨ Meet our fabulous 15: https://t.co/SUvuhlm6fE pic.twitter.com/xgQnshXomS — BBC Strictly✨ (@bbcstrictly) August 21, 2018 The line-up for Strictly Come Dancing 2018 is now complete, with 15 celebrities set to take to the dancefloor for the first time when the series returns next month. But there’s still one very important thing the class of 2018 have to do before they can make their first bid to impress the judges – and that’s find out which pro partner will be guiding them through their paces. So just when will our intrepid 15 get to find out who their partner for the series will be? Well in keeping with Strictly format, they don’t have too much longer to wait – as the partnerships will be unveiled at this year’s launch show. Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly are back as hosts (Picture: Getty) Strictly season proper kicks off next Monday with the red carpet launch for the 2018 series – featuring the celebs, the pro dancers, the judges, an..

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Who is Strictly Come Dancing 2018 signing Susannah Constantine?

Susannah Constantine is the final Strictly signing of 2018 (Picture: Getty Images) Strictly Come Dancing has snapped up its final celebrity of 2018 in the shape of Susannah Constantine. The TV personality and style expert’s involvement in the show was revealed on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday – making her the final celebrity announced for the series. ‘I am sick with nerves and jangling with excitement,’ famed fashion stylist Susannah said. ‘And knowing I’m starting from a very low bar, and that’s fine because I know I can only improve. Here’s what you need to know about the Strictly signing. Who is Susannah Constantine? We hope her dance moves are as strong as her wardrobe 💃🏼 Ready to strut her stuff in *a lot* of sequins, it's Susannah Constantine! #Strictly https://t.co/rApMy6Hrrd pic.twitter.com/QqmBOtDvPR — BBC Strictly✨ (@bbcstrictly) August 21, 2018 Susannah is 56 years old and was born on June 3 1962 in Hammersmith, London. She worked in fashion in the 1980s before..

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Who is Strictly Come Dancing signing Lauren Steadman?

Lauren Steadman is swapping athletics for the dancefloor (Picture: Rex Shutterstock) Strictly Come Dancing added another signing to its 2018 roster on Monday night when Lauren Steadman became the 13th celebrity to join the line-up. The paratriathlete’s involvement in the show was revealed on the One Show – revealing she not only had Strictly but also the world championships to train for – and that her family had no clue she was taking part in the show. When asked who’d be the most surprised, she said: ‘I think it’s a tie between my sister and my great grandma. They have no idea.’ Here’s what you need to know about the Strictly signing. Who is Lauren Steadman? (Picture: Getty Images) Lauren is 25 years old and was born on December 18 1992 in Peterborough. The athlete, who was born without a lower right arm, is the second Paralympian to compete in the series following Jonnie Peacock in 2017. She began her athletics career at the age of 11 as a swimmer, competing in her first intern..

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Strictly Come Dancing line-up: Susannah Constantine and Charles Venn announced as final star contestants

Susannah and Charles are the final stars to join the show (Picture: ITV) Susannah Constantine, of Trinny and Susannah fame and Casuaulty’s Charles Venn have been announced as the latest two contestants for Strictly Come Dancing. They were announced on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday morning. ‘I am sick with nerves and jangling with excitement,’ famed fashion stylist Susannah said. ‘And knowing I’m starting from a very low bar, and that’s fine because I can only improve.’ They are already working on their strut (Picture: ITV) She was then presented with a glistening sequined bra and said: ‘If you think this is going to cover one boob…’ The 56-year-old, who has dominated daytime TV with her fashion shows, came to fame in 2001 co-hosting the programme What Not to Wear with Trinny Woodall. The show become an overnight sensation and led to the pair nabbing a seven figure deal and a move to ITV. Her TV acclaim led her to participate in I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! In 2015, where..

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Strictly Come Dancing line-up: Paratriathlete Lauren Steadman is the 13th contestant hoping to lift the glitterball

Lauren is hoping to lift the glitterball (Picture: Strictly Come Dancing /Getty) Strictly Come Dancing has added another name to the line-up – paratriathlete Lauren Steadman is the 13th contestant to join the bill! The number 13 is considered unlucky by some – hopefully not for Lauren, who is hoping to beat any kind of curse and lift that glitterball trophy at Christmas time. After being unveiled as the latest face to join the show on The One Show, Lauren confessed even her closed family have no idea. When asked who’d be the most surprised, she said: ‘I think it’s a tie between my sister and my great grandma. They have no idea.’ The 25-year-old revealed she is nervous and stressed as it’s not the only thing she’s in training for right now – she also has the world championships coming up. ‘I’m a bit nervous but I’m sure you can revert to dad dancing if it all goes wrong!’ she joked. When asked if she’ll use a prosthesis to perform with, she told host Alex Jones: ‘I don’t think I w..

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Strictly Come Dancing line-up: Lee Ryan unveiled as 12th star confirmed for the dancefloor

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Strictly Come Dancing has just confirmed that Lee Ryan will be taking to the dancefloor and waltzing through the winter months on the BBC. The Blue singer was announced during today’s instalment of Loose Women, revealing it was watching his bandmate Simon Webbe, who reached the 2014 final, which pushed him to follow his footsteps. ‘I think just watching Simon and his transformation, that was what was really important,’ Lee told the panel, consisting of Nadia Sawalha, Stacey Solomon, Jane Moore and Anne Diamond. ‘He went in there and didn’t know what he was doing but he learned.’ The father-of-two also admitted he’s been on a strict diet regime ahead of his first dance. All Rise for our 12th #Strictly 2018 celeb, Lee Ryan! 🙌 💙 @OfficialLeeRyan https://t.co/PM0SVCcL8U pic.twitter.com/Mqf5UOcE3Q — BBC Strictly✨ (@bbcstrictly) August 20, 2018 ..

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Stacey Dooley snaps back after being dubbed too ‘civilian’ for Strictly Come Dancing: ‘I’ve got an MBE’

Stacey Dooley is not here to be dubbed a ‘civilian’ (PA) Stacey Dooley has defended her place in the Strictly Come Dancing line-up after being dubbed a ‘civilian’. The investigative journalist was named as the eighth Strictly Come Dancing contestant last week, but has now been forced to snap back at critics of her place on the dancefloor. ‘You know what I LOVE to do for a living? As a grown man? Slate people I don’t know,’ she tweeted her 135,000 followers today. ‘Ps. Next time you write about me, it’s ‘Stacey Dooley MBE’ …k? X x x x’ Stacey’s loyal fanbase were quick to defend their idol, with one posting: ‘Stacey Dooley MBE you’re TV career is already extensive I’ve watched you with my 14 yo girl since you were on CBBC to kick a**e documentaries tackling huge issues not the dirt on people’s lives and published author. We’re behind you!’ 🕵🏼‍♀️ Stacey Dooley's next investigation: who will be her #Strictly dance partner? All we know is that @StaceyDooley's joining our glit..

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When is the next Strictly Come Dancing 2018 celebrity announced?

Strictly Come Dancing (Picture: BBC) If you want to know when the next Strictly Come Dancing hopeful is being announced, you might not have too long to wait. So far 11 of the class of 2018 have been revealed – with more famous faces set to be unveiled in the coming days ahead of the show’s red carpet launch next Monday. So just when do we get to find out who’ll be joining those already announced? Well, fans might want to keep an eye on Monday’s edition of Loose Women – as you might just find out there who the next celeb taking to the dancefloor will be. It’s all way too exciting, folks. It's time for our very first celeb reveal of 2018! Welcome to #Strictly, Katie Piper 👋✨ @KatiePiper_ https://t.co/Z7nFu32YcR pic.twitter.com/KzJBbxVfnk — BBC Strictly✨ (@bbcstrictly) August 13, 2018 The celebrity reveals for this year’s series began last Monday when Katie Piper was unveiled as the first of this year’s famous participants. Steps singer Faye Tozer and Red Dwarf star Danny Joh..

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Strictly Come Dancing’s Katie Piper reveals effects of acid attack could cause her problems on the show

Katie Piper revealed Strictly could be made harder by acid attack (Picture: BBC) Strictly Come Dancing’s Katie Piper has revealed that the lasting effects of the acid attack she suffered 10 years ago could have a profound impact on her performance. The 34-year-old has said she will have to work even harder in her training sessions as health issues relating to the attack that left her with life-threatening injuries will set her back. She told The Mirror: ‘The respiratory problem makes training a bit harder. ‘I tried to practise some steps and can’t really move my head back because of a band of scar tissue that starts at the top of my head. ‘Everyone will be like, “Why’s she pulling that funny face?” and I’ll be like, “No, that’s my face!”‘ The attack in 2008, which was arranged by her ex boyfriend, left Katie blind in one eye and suffering many other injuries. ‘It will be hard with my eyesight,’ she said. ‘If you cover one eye and think you can’t see your peripheral, that is harde..

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Katie Piper’s acid attacker could be freed next month as she makes her Strictly debut

Katie has signed up to Strictly Come Dancing (Picture: Getty, BBC) Katie Piper’s acid attacker could be released as she makes her Strictly Come Dancing debut. Stefan Sylvestre was jailed in 2009 after throwing sulphuric acid at the then 24-year-old model in a vicious attack organised by Katie’s ex Daniel Lynch. However, earlier this year, Sylvestre’s legal team applied for a parole hearing to convince the Parole Board that he is no longer a danger to the public. And parole chiefs have confirmed that the hearing has now taken place. Stefan has met with a parole board (Picture: PA Archive/PA Images) A spokesperson said: ‘We can confirm that a panel of the Parole Board has considered the parole review for Stefan Sylvestre and expect to receive the panel’s decision in the coming weeks. ‘We are unable to comment further on the individual details of this case.’ If the board decides Sylvestre, 30, is no longer a threat, he could be released from jail as early as next month. This will c..

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