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Catherine Tyldesley is a contestant on this year's Strictly Come Dancing - here's everything you need to know about the Coronation Street star
Strictly Come Dancing is back, and we can't wait to find out what the latest set of stars have in store for us this year.
One of this year's contestants is Catherine Tydlesley - here's everything you need to know about her.
Catherine, 35, is a singer and actress best known for playing Eva Price on Coronation Street between 2011 and 2018. She is from Walkden, Greater Manchester, and has also appeared in Holby City, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Sorted, Florence Nightingale Red Riding, Shameless and Trollied.
She announced she'd be joining Strictly 2019 on Instagram, writing: "It’s Official!!!!! Hold onto your jazz pumps kids!!! Tune in this Sat @bbcone @bbcstrictly#Godlovesatrier #MrBean #strictly#dance #ballroom"
Johannes Radebe is Catherine's partner for Strictly 2019.
Catherine is married to Tom Pitfield, and the pair welcomed their son Alfie into the world in 2014.
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Happy Birthday to my everything. My rock. The most wonderful husband and father I could ever wish for. We love you so much. Thankyou for everything you do for us. For all that you are. We are grateful every day my love. Wishing you the best day . All our love Me, Alf and Geoff #notaminiture ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ @tompitfield7
She recently appeared on This Morning and told Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that she “can’t really dance”, adding: “I’m terrified.
"When I was in theatre school I swerved dancing classes!"
Strictly 2019 starts on Saturday 7 September on BBC One.
Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton were crowned winners of Strictly Come Dancing last year.