Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Official line-up announced


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The official line-up for Strictly Come Dancing 2013 has been announced, including Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Hairy Biker Dave Myers, Dragon Deborah Meaden and Vanessa Feltz.

Julien Macdonald will join the 14 other contestants, making him the first fashion designer to hit the dance floor in what is likely to be many a sequined costume.

Hot on the heels of gymnast Louis Smith’s performance last year, ruby world cup champion Ben Cohen and golfing legend Tony Jacklin will aim to bring their sporting prowess to the show.

Dave Myers might not be an obvious choice to grace the dance floor, but the Hairy Biker has promised to give it his all. “I am going to wear as much fake tan and glitter as possible,” he said.

Strictly Come Dancing 2013: The line-up in full

Abbey Clancy

Ashley Taylor Dawson

Ben Cohen

Dave Myers

Deborah Meaden

Fiona Fullerton

Julien Macdonald

Mark Benton

Natalie Gumede

Patrick Robinson

Rachel Riley

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Susanna Reid

Tony Jacklin

Vanessa Feltz

Strictly Come Dancing begins Saturday 7 September at 6.50pm on BBC One

Hairy Biker Dave Myers getting ready to put on the ritz

Video: Julien Mcdonald on Strictly fashion