Preparations for the next series are in full swing Be sure to dance,

Only a few weeks left until the glamor and glamor of the show conquered our lives, the BBC announced that Oti Mabuse's sister Motsi would replace Darcey Bussell on the jury.

Motsi Mabuse has been confirmed as the new Strictly Come Dancing judge (Photo: BBC / PA)

After the jury was fully staffed, attention turned to the identity of the celebrities who will attend this year.

During the Strict The producers did their best to keep the confirmed line-up up to the very last minute as a closely guarded secret. Rumors were inevitable.

When the cast was finally officially unveiled, it turned out that many of them were just right – here are all the celebrities who show up Be sure to dance Of 2019.

Strictly Come Dancing: confirmed

Anneka Rice

Anneka Rice was advised to appear on the show (Photo: Lewis Osborne)

The legendary TV wonderer Anneka Rice (60) was confirmed as a candidate for the new series of Strict.

She announced the news of Steve Wright In The Afternoon on BBC Radio 2, after revealing that show bosses had been trying to book her for the role for years.

"Oh, the stress of being the last person," she said on air. "Even though it's been in the papers for weeks because I did not tell anyone, not even my family."

In her official statement for the show, she added, "I have not danced since I was seven and Miss Beer sent me home from my ballet class because I was hopelessly uncoordinated.

"My family and friends have not seen me dance since then, either at a wedding or at a handbag, which will be a challenge for my partner, in fact, I've asked two, one on each side, and I can not dress in a long frilly dress see. "

Fronting with their experience Challenge AnnekaRice is expected to perform well in the market Strict Dance floor.

Dev Griffin

DJ Dev confirmed for Strictly Line-Up 2019
DJ Dev confirmed for the Strictly Line-Up 2019 (Photo: BBC)

Radio DJ Dev announced that he would put on a sequel to Nick Grimshaw's evening show on Radio 1 and dance a fiery salsa.

"I just can not believe I'm doing it, it's not really feeling right yet," 34-year-old Griffin told presenter Jordan North.

"It's going to be so much fun, but just to be clear, I do not do that to get involved, I'm totally in it to win!" I can not wait to meet my partner and start practicing. "

James Cracknell

James Cracknell after his victory at the Oxford / Cambridge Boat Race on April 7th
James Cracknell after his victory at the Oxford / Cambridge Boat Race on April 7th. (Photo by Warren Little / Getty Images)

The former rowing champion and Olympic champion is accustomed to wearing tight-fitting outfits, which should come in handy when he slips into one of Strictly's famous costumes.

47-year-old Cracknell announced that he would attend this year's show on Good Morning Britain.

Speaking to Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway, he said, "I lean purposefully at a bar and then, at some point in the night, I think I can dance well.

"I know what I'm getting into, and I have a few colleagues who have made it, it will be interesting to have no confidence."

David James

David James (Photo: BBC)

David says, "I am really excited to be with Strictly this year, not only competing against this year's stars, but also comparing them to former sports stars from past Strictly seasons – I need to fill some big shoes."

He began his career at Watford and has played in various clubs, including Liverpool, where he won the League Cup in 1994-95, and Portsmouth, where he contributed to the success of the FA Cup in 2007-08. He has played 53 caps in his 13-year international career and was the first choice at both the 2004 European Championships and the 2010 World Cup. He also holds the Premier League record for most goals with 173.

David, who worked as a football analyst for the BBC and BT Sport, was honored in 2012 with an MBE for services to football and charity. After completing his career with the Icelandic club IBV, he hung up his boots in 2013.

Chris Ramsey

Chris Ramsey (Photo: BBC)

Chris Ramsey is a comedian and says, "I'm excited and really scared to do the show, you will not find me on the dance floor at parties, you'll find me at the buffet table, all night This one song took about six months to practice, and I definitely stood on her feet a few times, so I'm looking forward to fooling in front of millions of people, and there should be a buffet after the live shows. "

With two series from The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central UK) he is also a regular on other entertainment shows such as Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two), 8 of 10 Cats (Channel 4), the John Bishop Show (BBC) and live in the Comedy Store (Comedy Central). He also starred on TV with Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), and I'm a Star: Extra Camp (ITV2) as well as the Royal Variety Performance (ITV) and Live At The Apollo (BBC One).

Emma Barton

Emma Barton (Photo: BBC)

Emma says, "As one of the greatest Strictly fans in the world, I still can not believe it happens, I love to dance around your purse, but now I have the wonderful opportunity to see all the different dance styles from the best in the industry So I take off Honey's Minute Mart tabard and immerse myself in all the glitter and sparkle, from Albert Square to the Strictly Dance Floor – I can not wait! "

Saffron Barker

Saffron Barker (Photo: BBC)

Safran says, "I'm really looking forward to traveling with Strictly and I'm very grateful for this opportunity! I look forward to learning all the dances, finding out who my partner is, wearing the costumes, and experiencing this once in a lifetime. "

19-year-old Saffron has over four million followers on her combined social channels and an average of 15 million views per month on her YouTube channels. In 2017, Saffron's book Saffron Barker Vs Real Life won first place on the Sunday Times' bestseller list and her popularity has also won her three successful homeware ranges with Primark.

Catherine Tyldesley

Catherine Tyldesley (Photo: BBC)

Catherine says, "I'm thrilled to be part of this year's Strictly Come Dancing, I'm a big fan of the show, it's going to be my biggest challenge because I'm not a big dancer, but I've always wanted to learn the skill and the time I feel damned nervous, but very excited to work with such talented professionals Stick to your jazz shoes … my ride will definitely be bumpy / awkward / funny! "

Recently, Catherine also appeared in the Channel 5 series 15 Days and has completed the filming of the new six-part comedy series Scarborough, written by the creator of longtime sitcom Benidorm and soon to be available on BBC One. She also played the lead role of Iris Moss in BBC Drama Lilies and has other credits in Holby City, Two Pin's Lager and One Pack of Chips, Assorted, Florence Nightingale, Little Red Riding Hood, Shameless and Trollied.

Mike Bushell

Mike Bushell (Photo: BBC)

Mike says, "I'm really excited to be part of this year's Strictly Come Dancing, and over the years I've heard so many wonderful things from colleagues that I get the chance now, I know I'm totally in I'm sure I'll love them from beginning to end.I may have tried over 500 sports over the years in my BBC Breakfast slot on Saturday morning and created a profile, but think that the hardest Challenge could be the biggest, bring the glitter on! "

Mike presents the most important sports reports of the day at BBC Breakfast and presents the most important sporting events of the Olympics, Paralympics, Winter Games, World Cups, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games with the best stars in front of a tennis match against Novak Djockovich or the attempt to Alistair Cook during his Turn off Saturday morning at the breakfast game.

Viscountess Emma Thynn

Viscountess Emma Thynn (Photo: BBC)

Viscountess Emma Weymouth says: "I really enjoy watching Strictly every weekend and I can not believe I'll get a chance to participate in this series." I know that it will be an incredible experience from start to finish. I can not wait for the dancing and the fantastic outfits! "

After her marriage to Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth in 2013, Emma became the chatelaine of the Longleat Estate in Wiltshire. Emma was born in 1986 in London to a British mother and Nigerian father and grew up in South Kensington, where she worked as a Head Girl at Queen's Gate School. Later, she attended University College London, where she studied art history.

Karim Zeroual

Karim (Photo: BBC)

Karim Zeroual has been a CBBC presenter since 2014 and presents directly from CBBC's headquarters as well as numerous other titles, including BBC Young Dancer and Wimbledon Live.

Karim says, "Having the chance to participate in Strictly is amazing, I'm pinching myself … I'm so excited that I have to make an effort, I want the lot, the tightest of clothes, the widest torch, the brightest color, and the highest cuban heel that a guy can find! The more extravagant, the better … sequins galore, please !! "

Karim began his career as a child in West End shows, including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium, The Far Pavillions at the Shaftesbury Theater and The Lion King at the Lyceum.

Will Bayley MBE

Willy Bayley MBE (Photo: BBC)

Will says, "I'm so proud to be on the show, it's my family's favorite show, I have no dance experience at all, but I hope I can do well, I want to inspire people with disabilities – that would be me I want to prove to people that I can do that. "

In January 2017, Will received an MBE for table tennis services and is currently training to defend his Paralympic title at the Tokyo 2020 Games. He recently won gold at the Japan Open in 2019.

Michelle Visage

Michelle Visage (Photo: BBC)

Michelle says, "Being able to work hard on my favorite place on earth is a real DREAM! I'm so excited to show that 50 does not mean that life stops. Things may not work like they were at 20, but 50 also means "FABULOUS!" There are many women like me who still have them and we plan to use them! Show me the dance floor and watch me being Paso my doble! "

Michelle is best known as a member of the band Seduction and as a juror of the American reality competition television series RuPaul's Drag Race since the third season and all seasons of the spinoff show RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. Michelle will be featured on RuPaul's Drag Race UK airing on BBC Three this October.

Alex Scott MBE

Alex Scott (Photo: BBC)

Alex says, "I am absolutely thrilled with Strictly. It's the show I've always wanted to do and I can not believe I'll finally be part of it. I'm super excited, but scared at the same time … The football field is a bit less glamorous than the ballroom, but I'm ready to taste the sequins and dresses! Bring it on!"

The former captain of Arsenal is a respected expert on BBC and Sky Sports, and a regular on BBC's Match of the Day.

Alex signed with Arsenal at the age of eight and stayed with the team most of her career. Alex helped the club to a national double in the FA Women's Cup and in the FA Women's Premier League. She was also a key figure in the historic quadruple season for Arsenal, where she won all her trophy competitions.

Jaime Laing (retired)

Jaime Laing (Photo: BBC)

A TV personality and businessman, Jamie Laing had to retire from the show just before the start due to a foot injury.

He said, "I'm absolutely devastated that I'm not able to compete, I was so excited to get on the dance floor!"

"I want to wish all the best to the lovely couples and hope they enjoy their time on the show to the fullest."

Kelvin Fletcher

Kelvin Fletcher on Strictly Come Dancing
Kelvin Fletcher (Photo: BBC)

Kelvin is best known for playing the role of Andy Sugden in the ITV soap Emmerdale,

The soap star was a late addition to Strictly's 2019 cast after being drafted to replace Jamie Laing, who had to retire due to a foot injury.

Fletcher talked about his excitement about participating in the show and said, "Is that really happening ?! It was the surreal week of my life! I'm a big fan of Strictly, so it's amazing. "

"I'm so happy that I can be a part of it, but at the same time it's pretty bittersweet! I'm coming in because of Jamie's injury – I always think of him! I can not imagine having to endure all this excitement and then retire My thoughts are with him – he seems to be a fantastic guy and I hope he's fine. "

Which professional dancers return?

AJ Pritchard, Aljaž Škorjanec, Amy Dowden, Anton Du Beke, Dianne Buswell, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Graziano di Prima, Janette Manrara, Johannes Radebe, Karen Clifton, Katya Jones, Kevin Clifton, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova and Neil Jones Die Return of Oti Mabuse has been confirmed.

When is Strictly Come Dancing on TV?

The starting episode aired on September 7, when celebrities found out which professional dancers they paired with.

The show then returns for the weekly live shows on Saturday, September 21st.

The contest will continue until October and November before ending the week before Christmas.