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MotownGal Report 5 Aug 2023 17:01

Fluff your tulle, chalk your shoes, and get out the fake tan, it is nearly that time again.

Will list this years' contestants as they are announced.

Angela Rippon - Journalist and presenter

Amanda Abbington - Actress

Layton Williams - West End Actor

Eddie Kadi - DJ

Krishnan Guru Murthy - Journalist and presenter

Angela Scanlon - Presenter

Zara McDermott - Love Island

Adam Thomas - Emmerdale

Nikita Kanda - Presenter

Ellie Leach - ex Corrie actress

Bobbie Brazier - Eastenders

Jody Cundy - Paralympian Cyclist

Annabel Croft - ex Tennis Player

Nigel Harman - ex Eastenders

Les Dennis - Comedian and Actor


LondonBelle Report 5 Aug 2023 17:11

It seems to be coming around very quickly this year :-0

I always think autumn and winter when I think of Strictly mind you the weather has been rather autumnal :-0

So far I've heard of two of them, 50%, which isn't too bad :-D I expect when I see them I will recognise a few more :-D


AnninGlos Report 5 Aug 2023 18:04

Is it that time already? Goodness time flies!


MotownGal Report 8 Aug 2023 08:52

I am adding the names as they are revealed. Although I am not sure who all these 'stars' are.


LondonBelle Report 8 Aug 2023 09:25

None of those names that you've just added ring any bells with me but hopefully their faces will look familiar :-0 :-D


nameslessone Report 8 Aug 2023 12:31

So I know who four of them but for the others I don’t know their names or their faces.

Londonbelle, have you not heard of Angela Rippon. She was a newsreader years ago, did a famous high kick on the Morecombe and Wise show and now does Rip off Briton.
Amanda Babbington was in amongst other things, Sherlock.
Kristen guru- Murphy does the news on 4 or Sky.
Adam Thomas used to be in Emmerdale.


LondonBelle Report 8 Aug 2023 13:59

Names, it's only Angela and Amanda that I've heard of:-0 :-D


MotownGal Report 9 Aug 2023 08:46

I am adding the celebs are they are announced, but as I am just editing the original post it does not rise to the top of the board. :-)

10 announced, maybe 2 or 3 to go?

There are 4 so far that I do not have a clue who they are. :-S

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 9 Aug 2023 09:46

Just heard another announced on Breakfast TV.
I don't know him from Eastenders, but remembered his name because of his Mum and her story.


MotownGal Report 9 Aug 2023 11:10

Thank you Gwyn. :-)


LondonBelle Report 9 Aug 2023 12:13

They always have a token Eastender :-D Although I didn't realise his mum was Jade Goody :-)


AnninGlos Report 11 Aug 2023 08:42

Being a soap watcher I do know the Eastenders stars and also the Corrie and Emmerdale stars.
I had not realised that the very good looking and quite a good actor, who plays Freddy Slater in East Enders is jade Goody's son.


Andysmum Report 11 Aug 2023 12:07

Les Dennis is the latest and final contestant. There are a lot of older people on it this year.

If you want to see who they all are, this link has pictures and a brief spiel about each.


MotownGal Report 11 Aug 2023 12:11

Thank you Belle and Andysmum, have been out all morning.

Will add now! :-D


LondonBelle Report 11 Aug 2023 12:16

Quite a diverse selection, I wonder who will raise the glitter ball this year :-0 :-D


AnninGlos Report 11 Aug 2023 12:32

It is not normally somebody we forecast to do so at the beginning is it?


LondonBelle Report 11 Aug 2023 14:27

I think that's what makes Strictly so popular AnnG. At the beginning you have those that go racing off in front but then the rest start to learn and eventually overtake them :-D

I like Nigel Harman, I just hope he can learn to dance ;-) :-D :-D


AnninGlos Report 11 Aug 2023 14:49

Belle yes I like him too. Actually all the soap stars here are quite good actors (male and female).


Florence61 Report 11 Aug 2023 16:32

Yes I like Nigel too. He's great in Casualty. Adam Thomas is a cheeky chappie but he says hes looking forward to leaning how to dance :-S


LondonBelle Report 7 Sep 2023 11:31

It has been announced that the Strictly launch show will be aired on BBC1 at 06:35 on Sat, 16 Sep...... it's getting closer :-D :-D