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Divine inspiration! Communards star-turned-Vicar joins Strictly

Gemma Atkinson is the fourth celebrity confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2017 Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Hollyoaks and Emmerdale actor Gemma Atkinson confirmed as celebrity contestant
Nicole Thomas | 12 August, 2017, 00:28

Best known for his role as Kush Kazemi in EastEnders, Davood said, "Having the opportunity to take part in this year's Strictly is such an honour. Put me in a gym with a load of lads and dumbbells I'm fine, put me on a dance floor in a frock and it's way out of my comfort zone, so I've got to do it". I've just been told it's knackering and the hours are long.

If this music video from Rev Coles' pop star days as one half of 80s chart-toppers The Communards is anything to go by, he already has a bit of the Balls magic about him.

Coles co-hosts BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live and recently co-presented BBC One's The Big Painting Challenge.

"I am honoured to be asked and so thrilled to be joining Strictly Come Dancing 2017!" said Gemma Atkinson earlier this week when she was confirmed for the show.

"As far as any dance training goes, I haven't had any". The likes of Mollie King from the Saturdays and Gemma Atkinson, who have been confirmed for the new series, will fit perfectly into this setting.

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The 5ft 9in actress, who became the fourth name confirmed for the ballroom dancing show, hopes she is paired up with a "tall and strong" pro on the new BBC1 series.

"The sum of my dance experience is throwing a few shapes at a party, I've never had a dance lesson in my life".

"Without doubt it will be the scariest yet most exciting thing I've ever done".

The forthcoming series will see legendary choreographer Shirley Ballas claim Len Goodman's Head Judge seat following his shock departure at the end of previous year and, although the fellow panelists - Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli - are excited to have her on board, they're convinced she'll stand her ground.

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