STRICTLY Come Dancing is gearing up for another series in 2018 and fans just can't wait! But who's taking part and which professional dancers will be returning to the hit Saturday night show? Which celebrities are rumoured to be on Strictly Come Dancing 2018? Here are the stars that are being tipped to join the line-up: Anneka Rice The Sun exclusively revealed that TV veteran Anneka is being lined up for this year’s Strictly. The 59-year-old — famed for her jumpsuit-clad bum in Eighties hit Treasure Hunt — had a meeting at the BBC’s London HQ in early April 2018 after show chiefs contacted her. Cheryl If head judge Shirley Ballas gets her way, Cheryl will be joining the show. The 57-year-old said: "I think Cheryl would be amazing.” However, if the ballroom-based competition really do want the star, they might be in for a fight – after it was revealed that fans desperately wanted her back on rival show, The X Factor. Nadiya Hussain 2015 … [Read more...] about Who is in the Strictly Come Dancing 2018 line-up and when does it start? Latest rumours on celebrities and pros
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RUTH Langsford has become one of the biggest stars on British TV alongside her husband and former Sky News presenter Eamonn Holmes. Here's everything you need to know about the Loose Women panellist... Who is Ruth Langsford? Ruth Langsford was born in Singapore on March 17, 1960, and is a presenter most known for roles on Loose Women and This Morning. The star was raised across several different countries in her first ten years of life before eventually settling in the UK. She made her presenting debut in 1997 on The Really Useful Show, and since then she has mainly worked with ITV. The exceptions to this include How the Other Half Lives for Channel 5, and her own QVC segment titled Ruth Langsford's Fashion Edit. The 57-year-old currently acts as the Friday host of This Morning with husband Eamonn Holmes, and they also cover for Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield when they take holidays. When did Ruth Langsford marry Eamonn Holmes? Ruth has been with husband Eamonn Holmes for the … [Read more...] about How old is Ruth Langsford, when did she marry Eamonn Holmes and how did she do in Strictly Come Dancing?
REV Richard Coles was a smash hit on Strictly Come Dancing last year and became a fan favourite before he was sent packing. His face (and voice) should be very familiar to those who remember 80s music, but what's Richard's story? We've got the lowdown... Who is Rev Richard Coles, how old is he and what is his background? Rev Richard Coles, 56, is a Church of England priest and English musician. The presenter was born in Northampton in 1962 and went to Wellingborough School. He studied Theology at Kings College London and went on to gain an MA from the University of Leeds. Richard lives with his civil partner Rev David Coles and "4 dependent yet delightful dachshunds". Rev Richard Coles is most famous for being part of The Communards alongside Jimmy Somerville, who had been friends before joining the band. They formed the band in 1984 after Jimmy left Bronski Beat and the pair played together for three years. You may know the Communards hits Don't Leave Me This Way and … [Read more...] about Who is Rev Richard Coles? Big Painting Challenge presenter and Strictly Come Dancing star who used to sing in the Communards
THE former Labour shadow chancellor and leading MP Ed Ball has turned his attention to football and the dance floor since leaving Westminster. Since losing his seat in the 2015 election the former political heavyweight became an unexpected hit on Strictly Come Dancing aappearing in Comic Relief's Red Nose Day. Who is Ed Balls? The 51-year-old was born in Norfolk and graduated from Oxford University with a first in philosophy, politics and economics. While at school he played the violin - which should arguably have given him a better sense of rhythm on Strictly - and joined multiple political clubs. Ed taught at Harvard University and wrote for the Telegraph before becoming economic adviser to Shadow Chancellor and future PM Gordon Brown. No stranger to chasing votes, in the 2005 General Election Ed was elected to represent Normanton and remained an MP until 2015. When Gordon Brown became Prime Minister in 2007 Balls was promoted to Secretary of … [Read more...] about How old is Ed Balls? Former Strictly Come Dancing contestant, ex Labour MP, Yvette Cooper’s husband and shadow chancellor
JLS singer Aston Merrygold's feet have not touched the ground since Strictly Come Dancing. Here he chats to Marion McMullen about dance moves and his new role of daddy. You and your fiancée Sarah now have baby Grayson Jax in your lives. How did you choose his name? We looked at so many possible names – online, from friends and inspired by music artists that we loved. We made a long list over the months and then narrowed it down to 10 names for a boy and 10 names for a girl. Then we picked our top three of each and when he was born, at the beginning of the year, he looked like a Grayson Jax. (Laughs) I did not leave my fiancée Sarah's side the whole of January before the birth. We were stuck together. How are you finding being a dad? I'm a very hands-on dad. I change nappies, rock him to sleep and then, after Sarah feeds him, I burp him and put him down again. There is a connection there and lots of cuddles. I want to be the best dad I can be and be close to him. He'll … [Read more...] about Aston Merrygold set to Rip It Up with Strictly Come Dancing champions