Strictly confirms another celebrity on its 2017 line-up

Megan Davies
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From Digital Spy

We've had a week full of Strictly Come Dancing announcements now, which leads us to today's announcement and lucky number seven – or SEVEN! if you're Len Goodman.

(Oh, Len, we're going to miss you.)

Today's announcement was made on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch, where host Tim Lovejoy teased at the beginning of the show that one of today's (August 13) guests would be the one gearing up to put on the sequins later this year, which only narrowed it down to about a dozen possibilities or so.

And so, with viewers jumping between guessing the next contestant would be new EastEnders star Lee Ryan or The Script's Danny O'Donoghue, the host eventually put us all out of our misery by confirming the next Strictly celeb will be none other than Sunday Brunch's own Simon Rimmer.

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"I think I'll be good at the waltzing, I think I'll be more ballroom than Latin," he teased. "As you know, I've got child-bearing hips."

Simon joins an already star-studded line-up, which includes The Saturdays singer Mollie King, EastEnders star Davood Ghadami, Emmerdale's Gemma Atkinson, This Morning presenter Ruth Langsford and recurring QI and Have I Got News for You panelist Reverend Richard Coles.

Holby City star Joe McFadden was also confirmed to be heading to the Strictly 2017 dancefloor yesterday, so that's seven celebrities confirmed and only another eight or so more to look forward to.

The Strictly professionals are already in rehearsals for the new series, with the BBC releasing a group shot of the professional dancer line-up earlier this month.

Photo credit: @bbcstrictly / Twitter

Natalie Lowe, Oksana Platero and reigning champion Joanne Clifton have all departed the ballroom series but, going by the photo, it looks like their replacements Amy Dowden, Dianne Buswell and Nadiya Bychkova are ready and raring to go for the 15th series.

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One later this year.

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