Smith to Take A Spin Around the Dance Floor

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Louis Smith (Image from Getty Images for Adidas and The Guardian Online

Olympic medalist Louis Smith will be one of fourteen stars who will be lining up for season ten of the British television show 'Strictly Come Dancing'. The show sees celebrities partner with professional dancers to dance a particular Ballroom or Latin dance each week, hoping to impress not only the judges but also the public, whose votes combine to see which stars advance each week and which celebrity and their partner are eliminated each week. Past winners have included a number of television personalities, actors/actresses and Cricketers. Smith will face some intense competition with some big name celebrities also taking to the floor. See full list below. Good luck to Louis and I will be following his progress on the show on the blog! The season launch episode airs on the 15th of September, with live shows commencing from the 5th of October.


  • Colin Salmon - Actor, best known for playing Charles Robinson in three James Bond movies and James "One" Shade in the Resident Evil film series
  • Dani Harmer - Tracey Beaker actress
  • Denise Van Outen - Actress, Singer and Television Presenter. Played Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago on both Broadway and The West End
  • Fern Britton - Television Presenter, former main co-presenter on the ITV magazine programme This Morning
  • Jerry Hall - Supermodel
  • Johnny Ball - British Television Personality and Mathematician
  • Kimberley Walsh - Singer/songwriter, Dancer, Model, Television Presenter and Actress. Member of Girls Aloud.
  • Lisa Riley - Television Presenter and Actress best known for playing Mandy Dingle on Emmerdale.
  • Louis Smith - Artistic Gymnast
  • Michael Vaughan - Retired Cricketer
  • Nicky Byrne - Singer-songwriter, radio and television presenter, former footballer and member of the band Westlife
  • Richard Arnold - Television Presenter
  • Sid Owen - Recently retired Actor who played Ricky Butcher on EastEnders
  • Victoria Pendleton - Recently retired Track Cyclist who won a gold and silver medal at the 2012 Olympics
  • Season One: Natasha Kaplisky (Newsreader and Television Presenter)
  • Season Two: Jill Halfpenny (Actress, notable roles including Rebecca Hopkins in Coronation Street and Kate Mitchell in EastEnders)
  • Season Three: Darren Gough (Cricketer)
  • Season Four: Mark Ramprakash (Cricketer)
  • Season Five: Alesha Dixon (Singer, Dancer, Model and Television Presenter)
  • Season Six: Tom Chambers (Actor, notable for role as Sam Strachan on Holby City)
  • Season Seven: Chris Hollins (Journalist, Presenter and Sportsman - currently working as Sports Correspondent for BBC Breakfast)
  • Season Eight: Kara Tointon (Actress, noted for playing Dawn Swann in EastEnders)
  • Season Nine: Harry Judd (Musician - Drummer for the Band McFly)

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