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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Final Three: Greg Rutherford, Tameka Empson & Lesley Joseph

The final three celebrities were announced on The One Show last night.

Greg Rutherford is an Olympic gold winning long jumper, who has just returned from Rio where he won bronze. He said: “I love being challenged and taking to the Strictly ballroom is like nothing I have ever done before – doing this is definitely a long jump from my day job for sure!”

EastEnders star Tameka Empson has long been a Strictly fan. I'm always excited when genuine fans sign up, and I can't wait to see how she gets on. She said: “I have been waiting for years to take part in Strictly and I’m so excited that finally I get to show the nation my moves! It’s always been a dream and I can’t wait to get started!"

Actress Lesley Joseph completes the line-up.
The Birds Of A Feather star said:Strictly is an iconic show and I have always loved the glamour and the dedication and the entertainment and this year it suddenly seemed right to take part. I am scared and excited and apprehensive and thrilled to be a part of this wonderful show and I will try my best and enjoy this amazing experience!”

So that's it. We have our fabulous fifteen:

Ed Balls
Will Young
Laura Whitmore
Ore Oduba
Melvin Odoom
Louise Redknapp
Danny Mac
Daisy Lowe
Naga Munchetty
Claudia Fragapane
Judge Rinder
Greg Rutherford
Tameka Empson
Lesley Joseph

I had to get the Google machine out a few times this year, but there are some good signings her. I'm excited about Will, Anastacia, Naga and Tameka, and I can't wait to see what Claudia can do.

The launch show, where we get our first look and discover the pairings will be shown on BBC1 on Saturday 3rd September, and competition will begin on Friday 23rd.


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