Another celebrity who participates this year Be sure to dance was announced.

James Cracknell, former Olympic champion EastEnders Star Emma Barton and ex-footballer David James is Anneka Rice

The 60-year-old British television presenter was announced as a candidate in Steve Wright's BBC Radio 2 show. According to sources, it is rated by the producers as the "top signatory" of this series.


Rice is best known for Challenge Annekawhich first aired thirty years ago.

"I have not danced since I was seven and Miss Beer sent me home from my ballet class because I was hopelessly uncoordinated," she quipped.

Strictly speaking, my fall entertainment has always been and now I'm part of it – my children are likely to leave the country. "

Other candidates that have been announced so far are former coronation street Star Catherine Tyldesley, social media star Saffron Barker, CBBC presenter Karim Zeroual and sports host Mike Bushell.

RuPaul's Drag Race Star Michelle Visage, as well as Emma Thynn, Viscountess Weymouth and former Arsenal defender Alex Scott have also been confirmed for this year's series.

The complete list can be found here.

Earlier this month it was announced that new judge Motsi Mabuse will replace ballerina Darcey Bussell, who leaves the jury after seven years.

Mabuse will be joined by returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli, with Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman returning as hosts.

In last year's series, the station won Stacey Dooley with his professional partner Kevin Clifton.

The 2019 edition will do without the professional dancer Pasha Kovalev, who recently announced that he had quit the show after "eight incredible years" to "find a new challenge".

Be sure to dance will return to BBC One in September

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