Celebrity No. 1: Jeremy Vine
Jeremy Vine was announced this morning as the first celebrity participant on the 2015 series of Strictly Come Dancing.
Jeremy is probably best know for his lunchtime phone-in show on BBC Radio 2 and as presenter of daily quiz show Eggheads on BBC2.
Jeremy felt it was an opportunity he just couldn't turn down: “How could I say no to the biggest show in TV? Yes, yes, yes and yes again to the sequins and the Samba! Now I just need to find some dancing shoes and identify my left foot. I am doing it for my two young daughters who jumped behind the sofa when I told them! It seems Dad on Strictly is more scary than Doctor Who!”
The announcement caught all of the Strictly bloggers and Twitterers off-guard. His name hadn't been linked with the show at all by the tabloids. It's nice to know that it is possible for the BBC to still keep a few secrets.
Strictly Come Dancing will commence with a launch show in September, although exact dates are still yet to be announced.