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Guess Which Olympic Athletes Are Joining The 'Strictly Come Dancing' Line Up
Guess which Olympic athletes will be throwing shapes on the ballroom dance floor...
British Olympic athlete Greg Rutherford will be jumping straight off the plane from Rio to practice his cha cha in the dance studio before hitting the ballroom as it's announced that he's the latest celebrity to join the Strictly Come Dancing lineup.
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And he's not the only athlete to take to the dance floor - Olympic gymnast Claudia Fragapane will also be joining the list of celebrities who will be competing in the show to take home the glitter ball.
The athletes will be joining the list of 15 celebrities taking apart, 13 of which have already been announced.
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Eastenders actress Tankea Empson was also added to the lineup yesterday. She joins Birds of a Feather actress Lesley Joseph, the UK's answer to Judge Judy, Judge Rinder, singer Anastacia, newsreader Naga Munchetty, model Daisy Lowe, Hollyoaks actor Danny Mac, singer and presenter Louise Redknapp, DJ Melvin Odoom, sports presenter Ore Oduba, presenter Laura Whitmore, singer Will Young and former Labour MP Ed Balls.
Watch the celebrities battle it out to be crowned winner of the ballroom dance floor in front of judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Darcy Bussell.
Strictly Come Dancing will be back on our tellies on Saturday nights starting September 3rd on BBC One.
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