Actress Caroline Quantin, The Wanted singer Max George and former NFL player Jason Bell are the first contestants to be confirmed for strikingly low dancing.
The 18th series will begin in October but it will be less than usual and the role of Judge Bruno Tonoli in carnavirus restrictions will be reduced.
The first three contestants were unveiled at the One Show.
Blue Murder star Quentin said he was “thrilled and terrified to take equal action” to take part.
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This story will be updated as new contestants unwrap
Caroline Quantin The first celebrity contestant to be confirmed for this year’s series.
Award-winning actress and presenter Jonathan Creek is known for starring in a variety of roles, including Maddie and DCI Janine Lewis in Blue Murder.
She starred in Kiss Me Kate, Life Begins and Life of Relay.
Arguably, however, his most famous character was the hit 90s sitcom Man Behavior badly playing Dorothy.
He recently presented an extraordinary Holmes documentary series for BBC Two.
Quantin said he was “thrilled and terrified” to take equal steps to take part in this year’s Streetsome Dancing.
Broadcaster Jason Bell He is a former professional American footballer.
He played for the Dallas Cowboys as a National Football League (NFL) cornerback.
Bell then played for the Houston Texans, where he was named recipient of the league’s most prestigious Ed Block Courage Award. He ended his professional life with the New York Giants.
Bell is now the co-host of Jason and OC podcasts with another former NFL star, OC Umenier, and the pair have presented NFL shows on the BBC.
“Strictly British television fiction and this year, more than ever, I am extremely proud and humbled to be able to take part,” he said.
“The first time I moved to the UK I was staring hard at the first meeting and I’m a huge fan. My six-year-old daughter never got me a chance to play in the NFL but she was so excited to take me to the dance floor. I hope I can be proud of her.”
Singer and actor Max George Gained a reputation as a member of The Wanted Boyband.
His former bandmate J. McGuins, previously won Strikely Come Dancing in 2015.
George said he was “going to be tough this year,” jokingly: “I’m not really one on the dance floor, but I’ve found a lot of comfort in setting Jay McGuiz’s The Wanted Bar so low.”
Wanted has reached number two on the US Billboard charts with the number two single in the UK – All Time Low and Glad You Come.
After taking a wanted break, Max moved to Los Angeles for an acting career and starred in Glee’s sixth season as Clint. He recently returned to music as a solo artist.
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