This is being shown on The One Show as I type, but the Daily Fail are a step ahead.....
Kimberley Walsh, 30, found fame on talent search show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. The Bradford born singer won the show with Sarah Harding, Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts who become Girls Aloud. The group went on hiatus in 2009 and since then Kimberley has taken on a number of solo projects including starring as Princess Fiona in the Shrek the Musical.
Victoria Pendleton, 31, is a gold-winning Olympic athlete who scooped up two golds and a silver at London 2012 rode in her first race aged just nine years old. The athlete has now retired from cycling and made her ambition to join Strictly clear in post-Olympics interviews. Victoria is engaged to sports scientist Scott Gardner.
Denise Van Outen, 38, is best known for her stint presenting early morning show The Big Breakfast alongside Johnny Vaughan and for portraying Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago. The mother-of-two is married to talent show winner and stage actor Lee Mead. Essex-born and bred Denise also does the voice-overs for The Only Way is Essex.
Jerry Hall, 56, is an American model and actress. She is most well-known for her relationship with Mick Jagger, and the former couple, who were married for nine years, have four children together.
Fern Britton is a British TV presenter who presented This Morning for ten years from 1999 to 2009. She is married to TV chef Phil Vickery. In May 2008 Fern found herself in hot water after she admitted to having a gastric band fitted as she had previously claimed her weight loss was down to taking up sport and healthy eating.
Dani Harmer is the youngest female in the competition at 23-years-old. The actress is most known for her role as Tracey Beaker, a children's show. Dani signed a £3million record deal with Universal and her first single Free was released in 2009. Her debut album Superheros was never released and she has since parted ways with the record company.
Lisa Riley,36, is a British TV presenter and actress best known for playing Mandy Dingle on prime time soap Emmerdale.The actress, who was born in Bury, Lancashire is a vegetarian
Louis Smith, 23, is an Olympic gymnast and competed as part of Team GB in London 2012. The athlete scooped a silver medal on the pommel horse and a bronze in a group event.Smith auditioned for the X Factor in 2008 but failed to make it through.
Richard Arnold, 42, is a TV presenter on ITV Breakfast. The former journalist, who used to work at Inside Soap magazine began his TV career in 2007.
Johnny Ball, 74, is a TV presenter who presented mathematical-based children's shows in the 1970s and 1980s. Johnny is the father of radio DJ Zoe Ball.
Nicky Byrne, 33. is the oldest member of the Irish boy band Westlife. The singer, whose full name is Nicholas Bernard James Adam Byrne Jr, used to be a professional footballer and played for Leeds United.
Sid Owen,40, is best known for his role as Ricky Butcher on EastEnders. The actor joined the soap in 1988 until 2000 and then from 2002 until 2004. In 2008 the actor returned to Walford but is currently on a break from the show. Sid appeared on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2005.
Colin Salmon, 49, is a British actor who has starred in no less than three James Bond films. Colin is married with four children. The star, who is best known for his role Charles Robinson in the bond films, is a big Manchester United fan.
Michael Vaughan, 37, is a retired cricketer who represented Yorkshire and England. He was captain of the England team when they won the Ashes in 2005.
Bullet point list of thoughts:
- Calling it right now, Anton gets Lisa Riley.
- Can't wait to see how Vicky Pendleton gets on, she has a reputation for being difficult so I'll be interested to see what she's like.
- Nicky Byrne. Oh God, does this mean they'll drag Bertie out to support him?!
- Looking forward to seeing Denise Van Outen, hope she gets a good partner as I really like her.
- After a runner-up and a winner, Aliona is overdue a complete duffer. They gave Ola Paul Daniels, what are the chances Aliona will get Johnny Ball?
More thoughts will doubtless come later - anyone else got opinions?
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