The first names for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing have been announced – including Peep Show comic Robert Webb, TV presenter AJ Odudu and McFly’s Tom Fletcher.
Great British Bake Off winner John Waite is also taking to the dancefloor, in the show’s first ever all-male dance partnership.
Webb, 48, has already won one BBC dancing competition after triumphing in Let’s Dance for Comic Relief in 2009 where he wore a leotard and performed the What A Feelin’ sequence from the movie Flashdance. And he may well play it again for laughs this year,
Webb said: “I am ludicrously excited to be taking part in Strictly this year. It’s a big, generous, joyful show and I can’t wait to get packed into a spandex onesie and fired from a glitter cannon directly at Claudia Winkleman.
“At least I think that’s what happens. My goal is to try and survive from week to week without causing serious injury to myself or innocent bystanders. I know it’s going to be a challenge. To do well in this competition is a test of character, although mainly it’s a test of dancing.”