Strictly Come Dancing 2019 will be returning to the BBC at the beginning of September with a brand new series of the dancing competition. The show features a total of 15 contestants from all across the celebrity spectrum hoping to lift the Glitterball Trophy. This year's Strictly Come Dancing line-up consists of David James, Chris Ramsey, Emma Barton, Saffron Barker, Catherine Tyldesley, Mike Bushell, Karim Zeroual, Viscountess Emma Weymouth, Michelle Visage, Will Bayley, Jamie Laing, Alex Scott, Dev Griffin, James Cracknell and Anneka Rice.
Strictly Come Dancing series 17 will be coming to back to our screens this September with another edition of the dance contest.
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will be back to present the show while new judge Motsi Mabuse joining the 2019 panel.
There are plenty of rumours floating around about who will don their sequins and take to the dance floor this year.
Good Morning Britain and Tipping Point star Ben Shephard previously joked about turning down Strictly before the line-up was announced.
Now, the first three confirmed celebrities in the dancing competition have been announced on The One Show.
Who is in the cast of Strictly Come Dancing 2019?
David James was the first celebrity to be revealed on The One Show this evening.
David is a 48-year-old former professional footballer who has previously played for Aston Villa, Liverpool and West Ham.
During his appearance on The One Show, he told presenters Matt Baker and Stacey Dooley that he was excited to learn how to dance.
David said: "Shellshocked? Yeah (I am), I've had to keep it a secret for so long.
"I told one person, I told mum, and she forgot!"
Chris Ramsey was the second person to be announced in the Strictly line-up on The One Show.
Chris is a stand-up comedian who has his own television show on Comedy Central UK called The Chris Ramsey Show.
On his announcement on the show, the contestant said: “I’m both excited and absolutely terrified to be doing the show.
“You will not find me on the dance floor at parties, you will find me at the buffet table. All night.
“At my wedding, I danced with my wife; that one song took about six months practice, and I definitely stood on her feet a couple of times.
“So I’m looking forward to the possibility of making a fool of myself in front of millions of people… there better be a buffet after the live shows.”
The third celebrity to be announced on The One Show was EastEnders actor Emma Barton.
The star is best known for playing Honey Mitchell in EastEnders from 2005 to 2008.
Speaking on the One Show, she said: “I actually feel like Alan Partridge, I have the driest mouth.”
She added: “It is sort of weird I am now thinking have I don’t the right thing in saying yes because now I won’t be able to sit home and watch it”
The fourth celebrity to be announced was YouTube star Saffron Barker, who was revealed on Heart Radio.
The 19-year-old social media star is following in the footsteps of YouTuber Joe Sugg last year.
She said: "I am really excited to go on the Strictly journey and am feeling very grateful for the opportunity!
"I’m looking forward to learning all of the dances, finding out who my partner is, getting to wear the costumes and to just experience this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Former Coronation Street Catherine Tyldesley was unveiled as the fifth celebrity on Strictly Come Dancing.
Speaking to Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes on This Morning, she said: I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.
"I’m a huge fan of the show. It’ll be my biggest challenge to date as I’m not much of a dancer, but I’ve always wanted to learn the skill and the time feels right!
"I’m nervous as hell but super excited to work with such talented professionals.
"Hold onto your jazz shoes... mine is sure to be a bumpy/clumsy/fun ride!”
The 35-year-old is best known for playing the fiery Eva Price on Coronation Street and most recently starred in the Channel 5 family drama 15 Days.
BBC sports presenter Mike Bushell has become the sixth star to be announced.
He is best known for his bulletins on BBC Breakfast as well as his own Saturday sports show, where he covers a full range of sports.
The 53-year-old was unveiled on BBC Breakfast and admitted his trepidation about taking part due to his lack of dance experience.
He said: “I am so excited to be joining this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.
"I’ve heard so many wonderful things from colleagues over the years so thrilled I’m now getting the chance. I know I will completely throw myself into the whole experience and I’m sure will love it from start to finish.
Karim Zeroual was named the seventh star on this year's Strictly Come Dancing.
He is a children's TV presenter on CBBC and is one of the youngest members of the line-up at just 19-years-old.
Speaking about joining the show, he said: “To be offered the chance to take part in Strictly is dumbfounding, I’m pinching myself…! I’m so excited to be Strictlified. I want the lot.
“The skimpiest of clothes, the widest of flares, the brightest of colours and the tallest Cuban heel a guy can find! The more flamboyant the better… sequins galore please!”
Viscountess Emma Weymouth
Chef and model Emma Weymouth became the eighth star on Strictly Come Dancing.
Emma is married to Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth, who succeeded his father Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath.
Following her marriage, she is a chatelaine of the Longleat Estate in Wiltshire.
Emma is also going to become the first Black marchioness in British history.
RuPaul's Drag Race judge and singer Michelle Visage was named as the ninth star on the show.
The 50-year-old is also a singer and was part of the band Seduction.
Along with RuPaul's Drag Race, she also served as a judge on the All Stars edition of the show.
Strictly Come Dancing professional Kevin Clifton has hinted he'd like to partner up with Michelle but fans will have to wait and see who he'll dance with.
Paralympian star Will Bayley has been revealed as the 10th star on Strictly Come Dancing.
He is a world champion at table tennis and was recently awarded an MBE.
Will took part in Rio 2016 and London 2012 Games.
Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing was unveiled at the 11th contestant on Loose Women following some clues teasing his identity.
He was previously thought to be joining the panel and his name was touted by the bookies.
Laing's starred in a number of hit UK TV series prior to Strictly, including Celebrity Juice, Celebrity Hunted and 8 out of 10 Cats.
Former footballer and now TV pundit Alex Scott will swap the football pitch for the dance floor this autumn.
Strictly announced Scott as one of this year's stars on August 6.
Scott spent most of her career playing for Arsenal while racking up 140 international caps for England.
Dev Griffin is the thirteenth celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2019.
The radio presenter and DJ is well known for presenting shows for BBC Radio One.
He told BBC: "I just can’t believe I’m doing Strictly, it just doesn’t feel real yet!
"It’s going to be so much fun, but just to be clear, I’m not doing this to take part, I’m totally in it to win it! I can’t wait to meet my partner and start practising.”
James Cracknell OBE is a former rowing World Champion and double Olympic Gold Medalist.
Cracknell won both his gold medals at the 2000 Sydney Games and 2004 Athens Games alongside teammates Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent.
He is also known for being a sports presenter on BBC, Channel 4 and ITV.
The news Cracknell would be taking part in Strictly 2019 was revealed on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday, August 7.
He said: "I’m really looking forward to being a part of Strictly this year. Having spent so many years mucking around in a rowing boat with big men in tight lycra, it’s time I learned a new skill. I need to apologise to my kids in advance for the embarrassment.”
The star recently revealed he'd had a minor accident that meant his "Strictly Come Dancing dreams nearly came to an end" and prompting questions over whether he'd leave.
However, the star is fine and now ready to go on the show.
Nineties presenter Anneka Rice has become the 15th and final contestant to be announced.
During her career, she's hosted a number of big shows including Challenge Anneka, Channel 4's Treasure Hunt and Hell's Kitchen.
The star has had some dance experience and previously did ballet.
She joked: “I haven’t danced since I was 7 and Miss Beer sent me home from my ballet class because I was hopelessly uncoordinated.
"My family and friends haven’t seen me dance since, not at a wedding or round a handbag so it’s going to be a challenge for my partner. In fact I’ve asked for two, one on each side. I can’t see myself in a long frilly dress either. But I’m feeling recklessly excited.
"Strictly has always been my autumn’s entertainment and now I’m part of it! My children will probably leave the country”.
Strictly Come Dancing 2019 returns to BBC One in September 2019.