Jamelia confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 August 2015


Jamelia has become the final celebrity to sign up for the 13th series of 'Strictly Come Dancing', which kicks off next month

Jamelia is the final star to sign up for 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 'Superstar' hitmaker has become the 12th celebrity to be confirmed for the upcoming 13th series of the BBC One celebrity dance contest.

The 34-year-old star - who has daughters Teja and Tiani from previous relationships - said: "My girls are huge fans of 'Strictly', but when I told them I was doing it they laughed as they know that dancing is not my forte!"

The 'Loose Women' panelist hopes she can do her daughters proud, however, and hopes to reach the same level as them on the dance floor.

She added: "The girls are amazing dancers though so I definitely want to learn a new skill that I'll be able to give them a run for their money, and end them teasing me once and for all!"

The announcement comes after months of speculation as to whether Jamelia - who was the second star to be sent home on 'Bear Grylls: Mission Survive' earlier this year - would be appearing on 'Strictly' or the next series of 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!'

The feisty star joins TV presenter Anita Rani, former 'Coronation Street' actress Georgia May Foote, boxer Anthony Ogogo, 'Mysterious Girl' hitmaker Peter Andre, 'EastEnders' actress Kellie Bright, TV chef Ainsley Harriott, BBC Radio 2 DJ Jeremy Vine, Irish singer Daniel O'Donnell, 'BBC Breakfast' weather presenter Carol Kirkwood, BBC Proms host Katie Derham and The Wanted's Jay McGuinness on the line-up ahead of the series launch next month.

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