Kirsty Gallacher and Iwan Thomas for Strictly Come Dancing
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 August 2015
Kirsty Gallacher and Iwan Thomas are the final two celebrities to be confirmed for this series of 'Strictly Come Dancing'
Kirsty Gallacher and Iwan Thomas are the final two celebrities to be announced for 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The television presenter and the athlete are the 14th and 15th contestants to be confirmed for the BBC One show, with Kirsty admitting dancing is "an entirely new challenge".
She said: "I've always been a huge fan of Strictly, so am very excited to be taking part in the show this year.
"Sport and fitness have always been a big part of my life but dancing is an entirely new challenge for me! I can't wait to get started!"
Whilst Iwan added: "I'm extremely excited and scared at the thought of taking part in Strictly. I love watching the show and I can't believe I'm swapping my running spikes for dancing shoes.
"I used to be quick at running around the track and I'm just hoping my dance partner doesn't leave me behind."
Writing on Twitter after it was revealed she would be taking part, the 'Sky Sports News' anchor said: "So pleased can finally talk about #strictly. So excited 😁 but all the [dancing] has left my feet v sore! #strictly (sic)"
Whilst Olympic sprinter Iwan wrote on the micro blogging site: "Genuinely blown away with the amount of messages... Thanks #strictlycomedancing (sic)"
The pair join the line-up, which already includes the likes of 'EastEnders' star Kellie Bright, former 'Coronation Street' beauty Georgia May Foote and Peter Andre.
'Strictly Come Dancing - The Launch Show' airs on Saturday 5 September 2015.