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Last Updated: Thursday August 28 2008 13:29 GMT

In pics: Strictly Come Dancing stars

Strictly Come Dancing

It’s back! Here are the contestants for the new Strictly Come Dancing series. Take a close look at them – do you recognise any of them?

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You must know these – it’s the hosts Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly. The new show is kicking off on 20 September and looks to be a hot contest!

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There’s THREE stars from the soap EastEnders. Here’s Jessie Wallace, who played Kat Slater, and dancer Darren Bennett

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You might know Phil Daniels as Kevin Wicks, the soap character who died in a car crash in the New Year episode. He’s dancing with Flavia Cacae

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Gillian Taylforth played Ian Beale’s mum, Kathy, in EastEnders years ago. She's been paired with dancer Anton Du Beke

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Here’s Mark Foster. He carried the Olympic flag for Team GB in Beijing. The swimmer is paired with Hayley Holt

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Another sports man hoping to follow in the success of past sporting champs Darren Gough and Mark Ramprakash is rugby player Austin Healey. He’s dancing with Erin Boag

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Actor Tom Chambers is from Holby City where he plays heart expert and heart throb Sam Strachan. He’ll be shaking his stuff with Camilla Dallerup

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Singer Rachel Stevens used to be in a band called S Club 7 before going solo. She’ll be hoping her pop dancing will come in useful with dance partner Vincent Simone

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Heather Small is also a singer. You might have seen her perform at the party to welcome the London 2012 Olympics. She’s dancing with Brian Fortuna

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He may be 64 but former political journalist John Sargeant is still set to salsa! Could he be this year’s winner with dance partner Kristina Rhianoff?

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The One Show presenter, Christine Bleakley, is hoping she’s onto a winning combination. She’s paired up with Matthew Cutler who danced with last year's winner Alesha Dixon

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GMTV presenter Andrew Castle used to be a tennis player so maybe he’ll be serving up some ace moves with Ola Jordan?

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Chef Gary Rhodes is more used to cooking up a cool dish in the kitchen than cooking up dance moves, but maybe he’ll be a natural. He’s with Karen Hardy

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Former model Jodie Kidd likes polo and motor racing – but how will she measure up on the dance floor? She’s with Ian Waite

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Another former model is Lisa Snowdon. She’ll be using her catwalk style to woo the judges with dancer Brendan Cole

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Now, this is actor Don Warrington with dancer Lilia Kopylova. He was in a famous comedy called Rising Damp in the 1970s, but you might know him from a coffee advert!

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Actress Cherie Lunghi is also well-known for being in a coffee advert in the 90s! She’s paired with James Jordan