Charlotte Hawkins set for Strictly Come Dancing

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 August 2017
Charlotte Hawkins

Charlotte Hawkins

Charlotte Hawkins has confirmed she is the 11th contestant set to compete on 'Strictly Come Dancing' this year

Charlotte Hawkins has signed up for 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 'Good Morning Britain' presenter confirmed she is the next star set to take to the dancefloor for a chance to win the Glitterball Trophy by announcing her own breaking news live on the programme earlier today (21.08.17).

She said: "The breaking news is we can announce the 11th contestant to join 'Strictly' is ... me!"

Charlotte's 'GMB' co-presenter and former 'Strictly' contestant Richard Arnold then appeared on set to whisk her off for an interview, and the blonde beauty admitted she hasn't told anyone she is competing.

She said: "Nobody knows, I've kept it a secret from literally everybody. I'm really sorry to my friends and my family. Surprise!"

Charlotte's co-host Kate Garraway - who finished eighth out of 14 contestants on the show - urged her to do better than she did on the programme.

She said: "What we need to know Charlotte is, 'Are you going to do well?' I was a disgrace, Richard was better. Susanna was amazing. She wasn't working with us at the time though. Can you fly the flag for 'Good Morning Britain'?"

Charlotte admitted she had some dancing experience during her younger years.

She said: "I did dancing as a child. I did a bit of ballet. I do a bit of dancing round the kitchen with my two year old, but I don't know if that counts?

"I'll be getting some tips from you two."

Kate replied: "Don't do anything that I did."

Richard said: "Brave the TV critics because it's all in good spirts."

Turning to Kate, he said: "They did say you were like a hoover being dragged around the floor didn't they?"

She replied: "Bruce [Forsyth] said I looked like I was mopping the floor."

They then presented Charlotte with a 'Strictly' "survival kit", which included plasters, fluffy slippers and some pasta.

She said: "Thank you for all the support. This is setting me on the way now. The excitement is beginning."

The final five 'Strictly' contestants for this year's show will all be announced today.

A tweet on the show's official Twitter account read: "Wondering when our next celebrity reveal is? Tomorrow is #Strictly's Mega Monday. Our final five announced here, @GMB and @BBCTheOneShow (sic)"

Brian Conley, Susan Calman, Aston Merrygold, Simon Rimmer, Joe McFadden, Reverend Richard Coles, Gemma Atkinson, Ruth Langsford, Davood Ghadami and Mollie King who have also been confirmed for the new series.

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