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Strictly Come Dancing new contestant revealed: Vanessa Feltz

'Inordinately excited' DJ and TV presenter reveals she is to star in next series of BBC1 show beginning on 7 September

Vanessa Feltz has been unveiled as the first contestant for the next series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The DJ and TV presenter revealed that she is to star in the BBC1 show, which starts on Saturday 7 September, on the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show.

"I've got sequins on my lingerie and I intend to wear nothing else until I get turfed out," she said, speaking with Zoe Ball, who also hosts Strictly spin-off show It Takes Two. "I'm inordinately excited."

When asked which professional dancer she wanted to be partnered with, The 51-year old said: "I'd like someone patient. Someone virile, oozing testosterone, but patient. I don't want anyone who shouts at me or gets cross. That would be just terrible."

Feltz has previously appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, as well as Celebrity Fit Club.
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Nadine Dorries says I'm a Celebrity trip will be a relief for David Cameron

MP says she is a thorn in Pm's side and she aims to prove politicians are 'normal', in press material for ITV show

Nadine Dorries, the MP suspended by the Conservative party after flying out to Australia to take part in I'm a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here, has claimed David Cameron will be "relieved" she is out in the jungle rather than doing her job.

The MP for Mid Bedfordshire, who is paid an annual Commons salary of £65,738, rightly predicted there would be a backlash, in comments released in an ITV press release on Wednesday confirming the show's lineup.

She has been in lockdown for the past couple of days, according to ITV, and is unlikely to be aware of the furore her decision has caused. She claimed the prime minister would be glad to see the back of her. "I am a thorn in his side. He will be relieved,
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Nadine Dorries: local party official expresses concern over TV 'triviality'

Conservative councillor says constituency association is to hold urgent meeting after Tory party suspended MP

The deputy chair of Nadine Dorries's Conservative constituency association has aired concerns that the MP is engaged in "triviality" by putting her constituency and parliamentary duties on hold for a stint on the ITV show I'm a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here.

Budge Wells, a Conservative councillor, has called a meeting of the executive of the Mid Bedfordshire Conservative Association to be held this week to discuss the implications of Dorries having the whip suspended.

The Conservative party announced on Tuesday night that the chief whip, Sir George Young, had suspended the whip from Dorries after it emerged she had flown to Queensland, Australia, to be a contestant in ITV's jungle-based reality show, which begins on Sunday and could see the MP out of circulation for up to a month.

Wells said that
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Strictly Come Dancing 2011: Will ­Russell Grant be the next Ann Widdecombe?

BBC bosses have reportedly almost signed Russell Grant for this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Insiders say that producers think the roly poly astrologer will be a big hit with viewers when the sequin filled extravaganza returns to our screens this September and it doesn’t matter if he doesn’t know his waltz from his samba, neither did Ann Widdecombe and the public loved her!

Speaking about the new signing, a BBC source told The Sunday Mirror:

“Russell is in advanced talks to appear. We can’t wait to get him on the dancefloor in his ­sequins.

“He’s a really loud, ­flamboyant character and is going to be great TV.

“He will lose weight in training before the show but he’s still going to be a big bloke and not the most nimble performer.

“It’s going to be ­hilarious, although whoever has to ­partner
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Ann Widdecombe: 'I turned down Strictly'

Ann Widdecombe: 'I turned down Strictly'
Ann Widdecombe has admitted that she previously turned down annual offers to appear on Strictly Come Dancing. The former politician, who is now competing in the BBC dance competition, also told Star magazine that she had declined offers from other reality television programmes because she disapproves of them. "I disapproved of Big Brother because it's nothing except voyeurism," she said. "At least with a show like Celebrity Fit Club, which I've done, the purpose was to get healthy. "With Strictly, the purpose is to learn to dance or at least try (more)
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Ann Widdecombe on Strictly: 'This sort of prolonged frivolity . . . I haven't had that in years'

Ann Widdecombe used to be anti-image, anti-celebrity, anti-vanity, but now she has become an unlikely fixture on Strictly Come Dancing – and having huge fun

I last met Ann Widdecombe when I interviewed her 13 years ago. Although already out of government, she was still in her Doris Karloff phase – practically boasting about being "short and fat and ugly", and stridently anti-image, anti-celebrity, anti-vanity. But my suspicions were aroused when she got her office to call three times in the following week, to enquire about when the piece would appear. Hmm, I remember thinking. Not quite without vanity after all, then.

So I wasn't entirely surprised when the MP went blond, lost two and a half stone and became, of all things, a reality TV star. She appeared on Celebrity Fit Club not once but twice, hosted Have I Got News For You, starred as a fiercely intolerant agony aunt in Ann Widdecombe to the Rescue,
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Ann Widdecombe can't dance

'Strictly Come Dancing' hopeful Ann Widdecombe believes she is the new John Sergeant. The former MP has admitted she was inspired to take part in the BBC1 show after watching the ex-itn political editor's hilarious dance routines in 2008 which earned him the nickname 'Dancing pig'. She said: ''I took inspiration from John Sergeant. Watching him was the thing that persuaded me to do it. I'm like a pantomime act - four steps behind everyone else. I'm doing it for fun. I don't dance, but I am enjoying it.'' The blonde virgin - who previously starred on 'Celebrity Fit Club' - has confessed the one ..
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Strictly Come Dancing 2010: Ann Widdecombe ‘I took inspiration from John Sergeant’

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Strictly Come Dancing hopeful Ann Widdecombe has admitted that she decided to do the BBC show, after seeing how much the public supported bumbling John Sergeant.

The former political commentator was a huge hit on the 2008 series of the show, when he was voted back repeatedly and came so close to winning, that he had to pull out of the competition.

On his unexpected success, Tory MP Ann told The Sun:

“I took inspiration from John Sergeant. Watching him was the thing that persuaded me to do it.”

The former Celebrity Fit Club contestant added that she is finding the physical aspects of the show most difficult, admitting that the complicated routines are ‘murder’ to master.

“The training is very tough,” she said. “We’re doing over five hours a day. I am fit, so I don’t find it physically draining.

“But technically it’s murder! I’m like
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Ann Widdecombe for Strictly Come Dancing 2010?

Ann Widdecombe has reportedly been lined up for this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The former MP has previously starred in Celebrity Fit Club and fronted her own ITV1 series, titled Ann Widdecombe Versus and now The Daily Mail have reported that she will be competing in the BBC dance reality TV show.

Widdecome refused to comment on the rumours saying: “I’m not able to talk about appearing on it at the moment.”

We think the Strictly producers are onto a good thing here, Anne would be a fiesty and fun addition to the lineup! Insiders suggest that both Peter Andre and Lennox Lewis have turned down Strictly offers but added that Holby star Patsy Kensit will be on the show this autumn.

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Kitchen Burnout: Russell Grant used astrology to lose weight

Kitchen Burnout star Russell Grant has admitted that he turned to astrology to lose weight, after all the other ‘normal’ methods failed.

Russell is seen cooking alongside Marco Pierre White on the new ITV series, but the star told Stv that he would have been unable to do the show at all last year because of his poor physical state.

He said:

“I was nearly 24 stone, and I’m only short, about five foot six. I couldn’t even walk a few yards without using a stick.

“All the weight I’d lost in Celebrity Fit Club a few years earlier, I’d put on, again…and more.

“It came to the point, I had to do something because there were so many good things happening to me astrologically.

“So I started my diet on a new moon, and then basically each day looked at the aspects. I found that
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Kevin Federline Joins Celeb Fit Club

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It's about time, buddy boy. TMZ is reporting that Kevin Federline has finally decided to ditch the fried food and get back into shape! Britney Spears' ex-hubby has signed on to do the next season of Celebrity Fit Club, along with his ex-wife Shar Jackson, Bobby Brown, and Nicole Eggert. Kevin has been steadily gaining major poundage since him and Brit called it quits, with his weight being a topic of major discussion in the media. Check out our gallery of K-Fed through the years to see how much weight he has actually put on! Will you watch K-Fed shed the pounds on Celeb Fit...
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