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Last Updated: Tuesday August 25 2009 13:41 GMT

New Strictly dancers revealed

Leah meets Strictly stars

Leah meets the Strictly hopefuls

The line-up for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing was revealed on Wednesday morning.

Boxer Joe Calzaghe was confirmed for the show, along with ex-cricketer Phil Tufnel, EastEnders actor Ricky Groves and BBC Breakfast's Chris Hollins.

There are also some changes to the show, with the competitors split into two groups for the first two weeks, but not into men and women like previously.

Strictly Come Dancing starts on BBC One in September.

The other competitors include actress Lynda Bellingham, Crimewatch host Rav Wilding, and tennis champion Martina Hingis.

Also putting their dance skills to the test are Hollyoaks' Ricky Whittle and Ali Bastian, and ex-EastEnder Natalie Cassidy.

Completing the list are actors Zoe Lucker, Laila Rouss and Craig Kelly, athlete Jade Johnson, jockey Richard Dunwoody and former model Jo Wood.