The 34-year-old singer, whose mother Janet Ellis is a former Blue Peter presenter, enjoyed chart success with Murder On The Dancefloor.
She said that her plan is to get into character to perform, saying: 'If I thought of me as 'the me at home' doing the dancing, it would be so scary and ridiculous.'
Multi-millionaire Meaden, 54, who shot to fame on Dragons' Den, previously took part in Let's Dance for Comic Relief.
She said that she would not be able to live with herself if she turned down Strictly and added: "I did ballroom dancing at school, but I was atrocious! I was distracted, I didn't like it - in honesty I was looking at the boys more than anything else as that's what you do as a teenage girl!"
Macdonald, 42, is the first fashion designer to compete on Strictly and said that he could not wait for the tables to be turned and for someone else to pick his wardrobe.
He could also be remembered as one of Strictly's most vocal celebrities, warning: "If there's one thing I never understand when I watch the show is when the dancers and celebrities take beatings from the judges and don't say anything.... I'm definitely not going to stand there and let Craig lay into me. I'm not afraid of the Revel Horwood."
The 51-year-old presenter has been a regular on television and radio for years including an appearance on Celebrity Big Brother.
She said she "can't dance at all" and hopes the judges will appreciate her hard work, adding: "I'd like them to say that I tried hard and that I mastered the dance and that I don't look like a fool."
The 27-year-old shot to fame as runner-up on Britain's Next Top Model. The wife of footballer Peter Crouch, she has ranked in FHM's world's 100 sexiest women.
The Wag, who previously took part in Hell's Kitchen, insisted that she is not competitive and that her fitness levels are "horrendous", saying: "I always work better if I get praise than if someone shouts at me, because I tend to shut down. I need encouragement, not to be shouted at."
Myers, 55, best known as one half of the Hairy Bikers, is hoping that having shed three stone will help him in the competition.
He said: "I want to enjoy it and I am going to be enthusiastic. I am going to wear as much fake tan and glitter as possible. I've never fake tanned before - I'll do anything!"
The 29-year-old actress is best known for playing Kirsty Soames in Coronation Street - a role which won her two gongs at the Soap Awards.
She said she wants a dance partner with "a sense of fun" and admitted she is too nervous to plan her approach, saying: "No, I'm far too terrified for that, I just want to enjoy it. I want to try as hard as I can, do as many weeks as I can and just enjoy every minute."
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The 31-year-old is one of Hollyoaks' longest-serving cast members, playing bad lad Darren Osborne. He had a previous brush with fame as a member of pop band allSTARS*.
Taylor Dawson said that he will be a perfectionist, adding of his preparation for the show: "I had a go at doing some gymnastics, because I can't even touch my toes and I had a go at doing hot yoga, and I was terrible at both.... I'm so un-supple."
The 27-year-old Countdown maths whizz has starred in more than 1,000 episodes of the Channel 4 show.
She said she could not resist the chance to learn how to dance with a professional, saying: "As my friends know, I'm really clumsy and I have never been graceful in my life so maybe now is the time to start."
The 49-year-old played charge nurse Martin "Ash" Ashford for more than six years on medical drama Casualty. In 2013, 17 years after leaving the drama, he returned to the series as a doctor.
He said: "When I was very young I would say my dancing skills were like a 7 or 8.5, not bad - I could try my hand at everything. Now you are looking at a 4 or 5, so if I get anything above a 6 I will be very chuffed."
The 42-year-old BBC Breakfast host is no stranger to the dancefloor having performed in the 2011 Children In Need newsreaders challenge.
She said she enjoys the "thrill" of dancing but is terrified of forgetting her steps, saying: "The thing I am most scared about is forgetting the moves. I don't want to train and train and then forget everything."
The Waterloo Road actor said that he has been waking up at 6am with cold sweats.
Benton, who has been starring as Edna Turnblad in a touring production of the Hairspray musical, said: "I must remain positive and keep my fear under wraps. It's nice to try and learn a skill and maybe get a bit fitter too, which is another great reason to take part."
The 34-year-old former rugby World Cup champion retired from the sport to concentrate on running his charitable foundation, combating bullying and homophobia, in 2011.
Cohen, who has a wife and children and was mistakenly introduced as "openly gay" by Commons Speaker John Bercow during an event earlier this year, is 30% deaf in each ear.
He said: "For me it's all about the mental side of it. The physical side is going to be tough but I don't think that's really going to be my biggest problem. The psychological side for me is what will win or lose me that dance".
Former Bond girl Fullerton, 56, is best known for playing KGB spy Pola Ivanova in 1985 film A View To A Kill.
Now a writer and property investment guru, she said of what she would like to see in a dance partner: "Somebody strong, gorgeous and patient, because I can be extremely trying sometimes."
The 69-year-old former golfer is a legend in the game having been Ryder Cup captain four times. Now retired, he uses his expertise to design courses around the world.
He admits the show takes him into new territory but hopes his love of music will help, saying: "Music has been a big part of my life, all my life, and maybe that'll work in a positive way."