Gemma Atkinson will be one of the celebrities taking part this year.

Gemma’s participation was revealed today (10 August) on BBC Breakfast.

“I am honoured to be asked and so thrilled to be joining Strictly Come Dancing 2017!”  – Gemma Atkinson

Gemma is a British actress who found fame playing troubled Lisa Hunter in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks between 2001 and 2005. She has since had regular roles in Casualty as paramedic Tamzin Bayle and Emmerdale where she played Carly Hope and was nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ at the National Television Awards 2016.

Other TV appearances include The Bill, Law and Order and Waterloo Road. In February this year, Gemma joined the Key 103 breakfast team in Manchester hosting the breakfast show from 6am to 10am on weekdays.

“I’m beyond excited and incredibly nervous but I am looking forward to learning a new skill in ballroom and latin dancing and taking on this new challenge.” – Gemma Atkinson

Ruth Langsford, Davood Ghadami and Mollie King have also been confirmed for the new series.

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