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Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 August 2006, 12:13 GMT 13:13 UK
Springer signs up for US Dancing
Jerry Springer
Springer is one of 11 celebrities taking part in the show
TV talk show host Jerry Springer is to appear in the third series of Dancing with the Stars, the US version of BBC hit Strictly Come Dancing.

Former LA Law star Harry Hamlin, singer Sara Evans and actress Vivica A Fox are also lined up to compete in the show, a ratings success for ABC.

Seven more celebrities, each joined by a professional dancer, will appear when the show returns on 12 September.

Actor George Hamilton and actress Tatum O'Neal appeared in the second series.

So did Lisa Rinna, Hamlin's TV presenter wife. The series was eventually won by musician Drew Lachey and his partner, Cheryl Burke.

The season finale was watched by an average 27.2 million viewers, according to Reuters news agency.

The show will be screened on Tuesday and Wednesday this year and will feature 11 couples, one more than the second series.

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One in the autumn.


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