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Full Strictly celebrity line-up confirmed

The complete line-up for this year's Strictly Come Dancing series has been revealed ahead of the BBC One talent show's launch night on 6 September.

Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace, Bargain Hunt's Tim Wonnacott and Mrs Brown's Boys actress Jennifer Gibney join 12 other celebrities previously announced. They include pop stars Pixie Lott and Frankie Bridge, DJ Scott Mills and Judy Murray, mother of tennis player Andy.

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Welcome Caroline Flack!

The BBC are pleased to confirm Caroline Flack will be the twelfth celebrity taking part in this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Caroline confirmed the news live on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show this morning when she popped in for a chat with fellow Strictly Come Dancing contestant Scott Mills. As one of the UK’s best known TV presenters, Caroline over the years has hosted a variety of programmes including ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get me out of Here Now!’, ‘The Xtra Factor’ and ‘Gladiators’.

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Pixie Lott joins Strictly line-up

Pixie Lott has joined the line-up for Strictly Come Dancing 2014. The pop star was unveiled this afternoon in a special Vine on Twitter as the eleventh celebrity to compete for the coveted glitterball trophy.

Lott joins Scott Mills, Judy Murray, Frankie Bridge, Mark Wright, Simon Webbe, Jake Wood and more on the upcoming twelfth series of the BBC1 dance contest.

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Scott Mills joins Strictly

Scott confirmed the news live on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show this morning with Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood in the studio, completely surprising fellow presenter Chris Stark with the announcement.

Award-winning Scott has been entertaining the nation on BBC Radio 1 for over 15 years and is one of the longest-serving and most popular presenters on the network. He currently hosts the weekday early afternoon show on the station from 1pm to 4pm and the weekly Official Chart Update show.

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Steve Backshall set for Strictly

BAFTA-winning British naturalist, author and television presenter Steve Backshall is our latest Strictly signing. He made the announcement this morning on BBC Breakfast.Steve is a best known for CBBC’s popular flagship wildlife programme, ‘Deadly 60’, in which he tracks down 60 of the world’s deadliest animals.

Throughout his career, Steve has undertaken death-defying confrontations with some of nature’s fiercest creatures; he’s been diving with great white sharks, caught a king cobra, handled a red back spider and been bitten by crocodiles.

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EastEnders’ Jake Wood joins Strictly

EastEnders actor Jake Wood is the latest celebrity name to be confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2014. Best known for playing Albert Square’s notorious bad boy and womaniser, Max Branning, Jake’s character has been at the centre of a series of big storylines over the past eight years.

Max has had an affair with his son’s girlfriend, been through years of emotional turmoil with wife Tanya, coped with an alcoholic daughter and was devastated by the death of his son Bradley. His current storyline sees him involved with the Lucy Beale murder investigation. Away from Albert Square, Jake’s real life couldn’t be more different from that of his character. He’s a family man with two children and in his spare time, he enjoys rock-climbing, running, cycling and boxing.

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Bruce Forsyth to make Strictly return

Bruce Forsyth is set to make a surprise return to the new series of Strictly Come Dancing next month. The 86-year-old star – who stepped down after 11 years – is likely to be seen handing over the glitter ball to former co-host Tess Daly. An insider said: “It will be a symbolic ceremony. And knowing Bruce, it will be sure to involve a nifty dance move or two.

"It’s great to have him back. He is such an iconic part of the show. “Also, having him on board will help the BBC go head to head in its annual ratings war with ITV’s The X Factor.”

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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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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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