The full line-up for Strictly Come Dancing 2020 has been confirmed, with celebrities competing to win the famous glitterball trophy when the show returns to BBC One next month.
Actors, social media stars, sports personalities, comedians and a history-making pair will make up part of the show this year.
This is the full list of celebrities taking part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing, according to The Mirror.
Caroline Quentin was one of the first celebrities to be announced in this year’s Strictly line-up
Caroline was one of the first celebrities to be announced in this year’s line-up.
She is an actress best known for playing Dorothy in Men Behaving Badly and Maddie Magellan in Jonathan Creek.
The 60-year-old was previously married to comedian Paul Merton and tied the knot with her second husband Sam Farmer in 2006.
Caroline: “I am thrilled and terrified in equal measure to be taking part.”
American football player Jason Bell is on the Strictly line-up (Image: BBC)
American footballer Jason is the only star from the US this year.
He was a cornerback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans and New York Giants, and is now a broadcaster.
The athlete is perhaps best known in the UK as being the former partner of Nadine Coyle, with whom he shares six-year-old daughter Anaìya.
Jason said: “Strictly is the epitome of British television and this year, more than ever, I’m so proud and humbled to be participating. Strictly was the first show I ever watched when I moved to the UK and I’m a massive fan.
“My 6 year-old daughter never got the chance to see me run out on the field at an NFL game but she is very excited about me taking to the dance floor. I hope I can do her proud.”
Max George from The Wanted is on Strictly 2020 (Image: BBC)
Max is best known as a singer from boyband The Wanted.
He has also tried his hand at acting, starring in Glee, as well as a role in the film Me, Myself and Di.
The popstar was in a relationship with Michelle Keegan from 2010 and they got engaged before splitting in 2012.
Max is now dating Stacey Giggs.
His The Wanted bandmate Jay McGuiness won the show in 2015.
He said: “Buzzing to be on Strictly this year. Not really one for the dance floor, but I take a lot of comfort in the fact that Jay McGuiness set The Wanted’s bar so low….”
Good Morning Britain’s Ranvir Singh is the ITV daytime star taking part in Strictly this year (Image: BBC)
Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir’s place on the line-up was confirmed on the ITV show.
Richard Arnold broke the news to viewers as Ranvir gushed that she was “thrilled” to be taking part.
She said: “I am very thrilled to be on it, thank you! I am worried about sleep deprivation because I am carrying on this job, I am worried about energy levels.”
Ranvir joked she isn’t worried about the Strictly curse as she is single.
The 43-year-old was previously married to Ranjeet Singh Dehal and they share an eight-year-old son called Tushaan.
Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo is one of the Strictly 2020 contestants (Image: BBC)
Radio 1 DJ Clara is also taking part.
She is best known for her 10am – 1pm show on the BBC radio station, which she took over from Fearne Cotton in May 2015.
Clara has also worked on KISS FM and BBC Radio 1Xtra.
The 36-year-old said: “As we know this year has been a real challenge and escapism through dancing is something I know we all enjoy.
“So to be taught by a pro and live a fantasy is something that I can’t wait to fully embrace, see you on the dancefloor!”
Nicola Adams will be the first celebrity to be in a same sex pairing on Strictly Come Dancing (Image: BBC)
Nicola was the sixth contestant confirmed for Strictly 2020.
She will make history on the show as the first celebrity to compete with a same sex partner.
The boxer, who is openly gay and in a relationship with blogger Ella Baig, reportedly said she would only do the show if she was paired with a woman.
Nicola was the first female amateur boxer to win an Olympic gold medal at London 2012.
The 37-year-old said: “It’s amazing to be a part of the movement for change, diversity and breaking boundaries in the entertainment industry.”
Bill Bailey has been confirmed for Strictly (Image: BBC)
Comedian Bill’s place on the line-up was announced on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show.
The 55-year-old is best known for his role in Black Books and for his appearances on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I Got News for You and QI.
Bill also tours regularly as a stand-up comedian.
“I’m not really Lord of the Dance… I’m more the caretaker,” Bill said.
“So it will be quite a challenge but that’s what this is all about… Actually that is one of my favourite dances, the Hokey Cokey, so I’m hoping to introduce that this year as one of the dances.”
Invictus Games medallist JJ Chalmers is in Strictly 2020 (Image: BBC)
JJ was confirmed to be on the line-up by Lorraine Kelly.
He is an Invictus Games medallist and a former Royal Marine Commando.
JJ was wounded in a bomb explosion in 2011 while serving in Afghanistan, suffering facial injuries, losing two fingers and his right elbow disintegrated.
He also works as a TV presenter.
“It’s all just become very real! The music, the unveil, the fact I can tell someone who isn’t my mum and dad, basically,” JJ told Lorraine.
Jamie Laing will finally make it to the dancefloor (Image: BBC)
Jamie announced his Strictly sting on This Morning.
He was meant to take part last year but injured himself in rehearsals and he was replaced by Kelvin Fletcher, who went on to win the series.
The reality TV star is best known for starring in Made in Chelsea.
Jamie said: “Here we go again, hopefully this time I can last long enough so my mum can see me dance.
“The reason I’m doing it, is to make my mum proud but all I did last year was make her even more disappointed. Let’s change that this year, can’t wait!!”
EastEnders star Maisie Smith is doing Strictly 2020 (Image: BBC)
Maisie was confirmed at the same time as Jamie.
She is best known for her role as Tiffany Butcher in EastEnders, which she has played since she was just six-years-old.
The 19-year-old also played a young Queen Elizabeth I in The Other Boleyn Girl.
Maisie is bound to cause controversy this year as she already has dance training.
She said: “Get me in those sequins, I can’t wait to dive into the Strictly fancy dress box.”
YouTuber HRVY was one of the last to be confirmed (Image: BBC)
YouTuber HRVY has been added to the line-up.
The star, whose real name is Harvey Leigh Cantwell, has had 473million views on his YouTube channel.
He is also known for his role in Chicken Girls and releasing a number of albums under Universal Music and Virgin EMI Records.
The 21-year-old said: “Being on Strictly is going to be such an amazing experience and I’m so thankful to be taking part this year.
“I think my mum is more excited that she’ll be able to see me every Saturday night now.”
It is rumoured that politician Jacqui Smith will be the final celebrity announced for this year’s show.