Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Jay McGuiness From The Wanted And Anita Rani Are CONFIRMED

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Get sewing those sequins and buffing those dancing shoes, because The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness and presenter Anita Rani are the tenth and eleventh celebs to join the Strictly Come Dancing line-up. HURRAH.

This calls for a celebratory jive. Or, y’know, just a Mexican wave. A dance move that we can actually do.

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First to announce that he was ready to dance his socks off to get his mitts on that glitterball trophy was Jay McGuiness, who surprised listeners during a game of ‘Real or No Real’ with Matt Edmondson on BBC Radio 1.

Describing how he felt about signing up to the series, the 25-year-old said: “My family are such huge Strictly fans, I know I’ve made them very happy by taking part - I can’t wait to get started!

“I love to dance but this is going to be so different from anything I have done before, I’m up for it!”

Taking to Twitter to thank fans after the exciting news was announced, Jay joked: “*googling my opponents to find phobias*.”

Errr, fellow contestants might want to watch out for fake spiders and banana peels on the dancefloor. WE’RE WATCHING YOU, MCGUINESS.

Then it was 37-year-old Anita’s turn to reveal herself as the eleventh Strictly hopeful during The One Show. Hip hip, hoorah!

She explained: “When my mum first came from India to the UK, she’d watch the original series of Strictly [which was called Come Dancing] and would dream of dancing and wearing those gorgeous dresses and now I’m able to realise her dream.

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“That makes me feel amazing. My mum devoted her life to me and my brother and it’s great to be able to do things to make her proud.”

She explained her ‘revealing’ outfit to hosts Alex Jones and Richard Blackwood, saying: “Today was when I tried on my outfit for the first time. It’s the most revealing thing I’ve ever worn in my life.

“Bits of me that have never seen daylight before were on show – sorry mum!”

Anita also took to social media to thank fans for their support, writing: “Thanks for all your lovely tweets. I can’t wait to learn how to dance - did mention I’ll be starting from scratch!! #challenge #strictly.”

Peter Andre is also on the line-up. Copyright [BBC]

She added: “Erm I’m doing Strictly. I’M DOING STRICTLY!!!!! #Strictly.”

Jay and Anita join an awesome line-up for the show, with Jeremy Vine, Ainsley Harriott, Kellie Bright, Georgia May Foote, Katie Derham, Carol Kirkwood, Peter Andre, Daniel O'Donnell and Anthony Ogogo all taking part.

We cannot WAIT for Strictly to return next month!

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