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Mark Wright confirms he is taking part in Strictly

Mark Wright has signed up for Strictly Come Dancing. Yep, the former TOWIE star turned TV and radio presenter is the sixth contestant to reveal he's taking part in the celebrity dancing contest.

"Doing Strictly is going to be so completely different from anything I've done before. I'm the sort of guy who loves to bust out some moves at a party but I'm certainly not a natural dancer. Any of my friends would tell you that - they call me Markey no moves," he says.

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Anton du Beke guest stars on Doctors

Strictly Come Dancing's Anton du Beke talks to TV Times magazine about guest-starring in Doctors…

How do you feel about landing this guest role?
"It’s a bit of fun, isn’t it? I haven’t in actual fact watched it before, but now I’m going to be an avid viewer! I hear it’s great and has some good actors and guest stars. They had Lionel Blair on recently – there you are, showbiz in a glass!"

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Strictly Come Dancing 12 - Ticket Ballot

Grab your scorecards and dust off your dancing shoes, Strictly Come Dancing is back! Packed full of glitz, glamour, show stopping moves and more sequins than ever before, the fabulous 12th series is bringing back the sparkle to Saturday nights on BBC One.

The glamorous Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will host this BBC One Saturday night extravaganza, which this year will come live from Elstree Film and Television Studios with a one off special live from the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool. This year, as in previous years, we are operating a random draw to make the allocation of tickets as fair as possible.

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Blue star Simon Webbe confirmed for Strictly

Boy-band-member-signs-up-for-Strictly klaxon! Yep, we've had the girl band member in the form of Frankie Bridge of the Saturdays, now it's Simon Webbe from Blue who's confirmed he's on board for this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

II's not the first time Webbe has been on the shiny floor. He had a bash at the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special in 2011, dancing the cha-cha with professional partner Katya Virshilas. He's also been in the jungle taking part in 2008's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! so this should be a walk (or should that be Tango?) in the park, right?

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Thom Evans to compete on Strictly

Thom Evans has confirmed he will take part in the upcoming series of 'Strictly Come Dancing'. The former professional rugby player - who has previously dated Kelly Brook and American actress Jessica Lowndes - has revealed he is to take to the dancefloor in the 2014 series of the BBC One reality show.

He made the announcement in a video clip on the official Vine account of 'Strictly Come Dancing', in which he is seen tossing a rugby ball away in favour of a shiny disco ball. He said: ''I am so happy to be doing the show, I cannot wait to get started.

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Alison Hammond third celebrity confirmed

Alison Hammond has been confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2014. The TV presenter is the third celebrity taking part in the new series, following news of Andy Murray's mum Judy's confirmation.

Alison announced the news on ITV’s This Morning earlier today. Birmingham born Alison made her name as a contestant on the third series of Big Brother back in 2002. Before that she was a child actress, holiday rep and cinema usherette.

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Win Derek's Autobiography!

Harper Collins have kindly donated 5 copies of Derek's autobiography!

All you need to do to win a copy is follow @scdfansite and tweet the following: "Win one of five copies of the Derek's autobiography from @scdfansite! #scdcomp"

The competition closes Wednesday 27th August at 12.00AM; only one entry per person, five people that tweet and follow @scdfansite will be chosen at random and contacted for their address.

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Derek Hough Autobiography

Taking the Lead is Lessons from a Life in Motion by Derek Hough.  Published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, on 28th August 2014 as a hardback and ebook priced £16.99

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Bruce: 'I won't miss it'

He presented Strictly Come Dancing for ten years before handing in his notice earlier this year, but Bruce Forsyth won't miss the show. The 86-year-old TV presenter has revealed, while he has thoroughly enjoyed every moment of SCD, he won't miss having to work through Christmas.

The star said: "I don’t have the feeling I usually get every time this year, knowing I’ve got to slog away until Christmas and then go away dog tired."

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Judy Murray to dance on Strictly

Judy Murray has become the second celebrity to confirm that she will be in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

After much speculation that she would be a contestant, Andy Murray's mum has announced that she will definitely be slapping on the fake tan and sequins to take to the dance floor when the entertainment show returns to BBC1 in September.

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Dancing on Ice 2014

DOI 14 - And the winner is…Ray Quinn

From the moment Ray Quinn paddled across the ice on a surf board in his first dance of the last-ever final of Dancing on Ice he had the title won: he was Champion of Champions. Wearing just a pair of board shorts and his tattoos, Ray - with partner Maria Filippova - scored a perfect 40 with the routine.

"Hoo-Ray!" shouted juge Robin Cousins. "It's one thing to have bravado but you need to be able to back it up - and you can back it up." "If I could, it would have been an 11 from me," beamed Karen Barber.

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Sam narrowly misses out on DOI final

Actor Sam Attwater may have missed out on a place in the Dancing On Ice final, but having met his fiancee on the show he said he feels like the winner.

The former EastEnders star and his real-life partner Vicky Ogden lost the skate-off in the semi-final to competition favourite Ray Quinn and his partner Maria Filippov. It was the first time actor Ray has been in the skate-off, but it was Sam's fifth appearance - and the judges voted unanimously to send Ray into next week's grand final.

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Dancing on Ice semi-final roundup

The Dancing on Ice 2014 semi-final was an explosive show, filled with flying, tears and surprises - perfect Sunday night viewing.

Ray Quinn, Sam Attwater, Beth Tweddle and Hayley Tamaddon were determined to show off their ultimate skating skills in a bid to make it through to next week’s final, but with the added pressure of having to fly, it was never going to be a walk / skate in the park.

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Kyran Bracken's DOI dream is over

Kyran Bracken has missed out on a place in the Dancing On Ice semi-final after he becme the latest celebrity to be eliminated from the all-star series. The rugby ace had already survive two previous skate-offs, seeing off competition from Zaraah Abrahams and Suzanne Shaw.

However he was unable to make it third time lucky when he found himself in the bottom two alongside Sam Attwater. And after both had performed their 'save me' skates - with Kyran skating to Snow Patrol's Chasing Cars and Sam reprising his Riverdance routine - the verdict from the judges was unanimous.

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DOI quarter final roundup

As the show progresses, the Dancing on Ice judges and coaches keep raising the bar. And, don't you know it, the celebrity skaters just keep upping their game and tonight was no exception.

The five remaining contestants - Ray Quinn, Hayley Tamaddon, Sam Attwater, Beth Tweddle and Kyran Bracken - had to complete two routines and one of them was...dun dun duuuuun....all by themselves.

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DOI week 7 shock as Suzanne Shaw axed

Suzanne Shaw became the latest celebrity to skate off Dancing on Ice tonight (February 16*, after finding herself in the bottom two against Kyran Bracken.

The singer and actress suffered a shock defeat after winning a brilliant score of 37 points out of a possible 40 after her individual skate, putting her in second position on the leaderboard just behind Ray who got a clean sweep with a full 40 points.

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Ray Quinn’s top scoring routine

Dancing on Ice’s Ray Quinn scooped his second perfect score of the series – and left judge Karen Barber in tears in the process.

The former X Factor singer and actor gave an emotional performance to Ed Sheeran’s Lego House, skating beautifully with partner Maria Filippov. For their effort, the pair got only the second 40 of the series, after previously scoring 40 for a sexy flamenco routine in week four.

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Torvill and Dean gear up for emotional Bolero

Torvill and Dean are gearing up for an extra special performance tonight, as they get set to skate their iconic Bolero routine, 30 years after they won gold at the Winter Olympics.

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean have been invited to Sarajevo to perform at the Olympic Hall Zetra (now Olympic Hall Juan Antonia Samaranch, after the former International Olympic Committee President) by the Mayors of Sarajevo and East Sarajevo and they have been practicing all day to ensure they recreate the magic of the routine the world fell in love with, back in 1984.

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