The first Strictly Come Dancing contestant has been confirmed

A new series of Strictly Come Dancing is on the way and all the celebrities have been booked and are rearing to go... we just don't know who they are yet... except one.

Yep, the Strictly Twitter account revealed this morning one of the famous faces who will be getting their dancing shoes on this September;

It's a name that would be much more familiar to UK residents, as 49-year-old Ed is a former politician who was Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2011 to 2015.

These days, Ed is a visiting professor of King's College London, a Senior Fellow at Harvard University, and is Chairman of Norwich City football club. He also appeared on The Great Sports Relief Bake Off earlier this year.

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Speaking on Chris Evans BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show this morning, Ed said; "I'd like to say I'm just really excited about learning to dance on TV, but the truth is I'm also scared to death.

"Making a speech in Parliament seems a piece of cake compared to this, but hopefully I can stick around for a couple of weeks, and have a lot of fun in the process.

"Strictly is a firm favourite in our living room, and it feels like a dream to be going on myself, especially for Len's last series.

"I'm just hoping it doesn't turn into a nightmare too quickly!"

Now to find out who the other famous faces are for Strictly Come Dancing 2016. Presenters Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly give some (sort of) hints below;


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