Line-up for Strictly Come Dancing 2012

The full line-up for this years Strictly Come Dancing was recently announced and this year it includes Kimberley Walsh, Victoria Pendleton, Fern Britton, Richard Arnold, Westlife singer Nicky Byrne, former EastEnders star Sid Owen, ex Emmerdale star Lisa Riley, Zoe Ball’s father Johnny, Denise Van Outen and Jerry Hall. The full line-up is:

  • Kimberley Walsh, Found fame on talent search show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 and formed Girls Aloud with Sarah Harding, Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts. Kimberley has also taken on a number of solo projects including starring as Princess Fiona in the Shrek the Musical.
  • Victoria Pendleton, gold-winning Olympic athlete who scooped up two golds and a silver at London 2012 rode in her first race aged just nine years old.
  • Denise Van Outen, Best known for her stint presenting early morning show The Big Breakfast alongside Johnny Vaughan and for portraying Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago.
  • Jerry Hall, American model and actress who is best-known for her relationship with Mick Jagger, with whom she was married for nine years.
  • Fern Britton British TV presenter who presented This Morning for ten years & is married to TV chef Phil Vickery.
  • Dani Harmer is the youngest female in the competition and is most known for her role in Tracey Beaker.
  • Lisa Riley, British TV presenter and actress best known for playing Mandy Dingle on prime time soap Emmerdale.
  • Louis Smith,  Olympic gymnast and competed as part of Team GB in London 2012. where he scooped a silver medal on the pommel horse and a bronze in a group event.Smith also auditioned for the X Factor in 2008.
  • Richard Arnold,TV presenter on ITV Breakfast and former journalist, who used to work at Inside Soap magazine and began his TV career in 2007.
  • Johnny Ball,  TV presenter who presented mathematical-based children’s shows in the 1970s and 1980s and is the father of radio DJ Zoe Ball.
  • Nicky Byrne,  The oldest member of the Irish boy band Westlife  used to be a professional footballer playing for Leeds United.
  • Sid Owen, Best known for his role as Ricky Butcher on EastEnders. The actor joined the soap in 1988 until 2000 and then from 2002 until 2004. In 2008 the actor returned to Walford and also appeared on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2005.
  • Colin Salmon,  British actor who has starred in no less than three James Bond films and is a big Man Utd fan.
  • Michael Vaughan, 37, is a retired cricketer who represented Yorkshire

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