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EastEnders’ Kellie Bright joins Strictly

Published 12/08/2015

Kellie Bright
Kellie Bright

EastEnders star Kellie Bright joins Ainsley Harriott and Jeremy Vine on the next series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The 39-year-old is best known for her role as Linda Carter in BBC soap EastEnders, a part which saw her nab best actress at the 2015 British Soap Awards earlier this year.

Stepping out of her comfort zone, Kellie is the latest celebrity to become a contestant on the upcoming series of the dancing programme. The announcement was made this morning on BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans Breakfast Show.

“There are two main reasons I want to take part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. The first is that as I will be turning 40 next year, I think it is the perfect time for a new, exciting challenge. The second reason is because if I said ‘no’ Linda Carter would never forgive me!” Kellie exclaimed.

Kellie has been a part of EastEnders since December 2013, when she entered with actor Danny Dyer as her on-screen partner Mick.

The blonde star is the third name to be announced for the show; also recently revealed to be taking part is chef Aisnley Harriott. The foodie has been on TV for over two decades and his show Ready, Steady, Cook was a small screen hit in the 90s.

“I must admit that I do love to dance, but doing it in front of the nation is a whole different matter," he said in a statement.

“In my day job the only type of salsa I know about is the one in my recipes so I am looking forward to rising to the challenge, bring it on.”

Ainsley and Kellie join Jeremy Vine, and other celebrities are scheduled to be announced in due course.

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