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TV host Reid feels Strictly pace

BBC Breakfast host Susanna Reid said she is "aching in places I've never ached before", after beginning her training for Strictly Come Dancing.

The presenter has been confirmed in the line-up for the new series and wrote on Twitter: "I feel the force. But I'm not in it to win it, just to enjoy it. True fact."

Susanna, who was voted 96th in this year's FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll, has already appeared on a Children in Need Strictly special in 2011.

She told BBC Breakfast she was "really excited" about taking part in the "Strictly experience", but was worried about the competition from the other celebrities.

She said: "When I saw them in rehearsals they already looked like pros."

The presenter said she was already feeling the strain of training and was "aching in places I've never ached before".

Other names understood to be in the 15-strong line-up include Murder On The Dancefloor singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Coronation Street's Natalie Gumede and Ben Cohen. The retired rugby player now runs an anti-bullying charity foundation.

The line also reportedly includes Bond girl Fiona Fullerton, who starred in A View To A Kill, Ashley Taylor Dawson from Hollyoaks, Patrick Robinson from Casualty and fashion designer Julien Macdonald.

Other names include Waterloo Road actor Mark Benton, Dragons Den star Deborah Meaden, and TV chef and one of the Hairy Bikers Dave Myers.

Already named were Countdown star Rachel Riley, model and TV presenter Abbey Clancy, golfer Tony Jacklin and Vanessa Feltz.

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