Reverend Richard Coles confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2017!

Ruth Langsford

"I'm 5ft 9in, I'm big for a girl, so as long as it's (her dance partner) someone tall and strong because I don't want someone lifting me and dropping me".

The latest Strictly announcement comes after Gemma Atkinson was confirmed as the fourth celebrity to be taking part in the latest series of the dancing show on BBC Breakfast yesterday. I am not graceful, my mum says I'm like a baby elephant.

Rev Coles is Parish Priest of St Mary's Church, Finedon, Northamptonshire and is a regular on radio and TV, as co-host of BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live and can often be seen on celebrity panel shows such as Have I Got News For You.

Rev Coles, who had a big hit with Don't Leave Me This Way in the 1980s, said: "There's more bling in my vestry than in my dressing room". "He gave me a very comprehensive briefing about it", said Rev Coles, adding that Balls had been very "thoughtful" in his advice.

"As far as dance training goes I've not had any".

Drivers cheat death when vehicle plunges seven stories onto SUV
The driver managed to escape with the help of a bystander. Authorities said the woman was seriously injured. The BMW came to rest upside down on its roof.

Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott suspended for six games but could launch appeal
He remains eligible to play in all preseason practices and games until September 2. "That's all I'm going to tell you". Dallas opens the season against the New York Giants , a team they went 0-2 against in the 2016 regular season.

Toshiba has averted delisting
Toshiba has reported a substantial $8.75 billion loss of income in the fiscal year ending March 2017, the company today announced. PwC also noted that losses at Toshiba's now bankrupt US nuclear arm Westinghouse Electric were not booked in a timely manner.

On Wednesday it was announced that Loose Women's Ruth Langsford will be joining the competition.

Gemma initially embarked on the new fitness programme in May in a bid to tone up and achieve the fashionable "peachy bum" that she had always dreamed of.

"The sum of my dance experience is throwing a few shapes at a party, I've never had a dance lesson in my life". I am so excited, I'm really nervous as well.

Worldwide ballroom dancer Shirley Ballas will be taking on head judge alongside Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood.

But who has what it takes to become champion this year?

Related News:

  • No Man's Sky fans excited by leak promising

    No Man's Sky fans excited by leak promising "joint exploration"

    The limits of procedural generation are what led to this tedium as most of the planets feel the same along with the creatures. As No Man's Sky has developed, it's struggled to balance the appeal of its mystery with the utility that makes it playable.
    Barcelona Target Coutinho 'Definitively' Not For Sale - Liverpool

    Barcelona Target Coutinho 'Definitively' Not For Sale - Liverpool

    LIVERPOOL fans have been forced to watch on in horror as the continuing transfer saga surrounding Philippe Coutinho has raged on. FSG's public stance is likely to encourage Barca to turn its attention towards signing Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund .
    US Navy challenges China's claims in disputed territory

    US Navy challenges China's claims in disputed territory

    "However, some parties from outside continue to meddle in the region under the guise of free navigation", Geng said. Sailing within those 12 miles is meant to show that the United States does not recognize territorial claims there.
  • 2 trains collide in Egypt, killing at least 25

    2 trains collide in Egypt, killing at least 25

    The collision involved one train that had been traveling from Cairo and another from Port Said, according to Al-Ahram newspaper. Magdy Hegazy, a top health official in Alexandria, said that along with the 43 killed, the crash also injured 122 people.
    Celebrities react to Taylor Swift's 'cutting' testimony in groping trial

    Celebrities react to Taylor Swift's 'cutting' testimony in groping trial

    Popular Video This young teenage singer was shocked when Keith Urban invited her on stage at his concert. But he insists he was touching Swift in her ribs, not her rear, as she alleges in the groping case.
    Investors seek safety as N. Korea tension escalates; stocks off, gold up

    Investors seek safety as N. Korea tension escalates; stocks off, gold up

    Shortly after Trump made his remarks, North Korea said it was "carefully examining" the idea of a missile strike on Guam, a U.S. They are looking for confirmation that the Fed is sticking with plans to hike interest rates once more this year.
  • Kenya: incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta declared victor  of general election

    Kenya: incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta declared victor of general election

    The opposition stance immediately raised concerns that protests by disappointed supporters of Odinga could lead to violence. In 2013 their presidential candidate Raila Odinga said the poll had been rigged and lost his case at the Supreme court.
    HomePod Firmware Leak Tips IPhone 8 5.8-inch Screen

    HomePod Firmware Leak Tips IPhone 8 5.8-inch Screen

    Earlier this week, a case for the iPhone 8 revealed what appears to be the best peek at the much-anticipated handset yet. It is about the same size as the current iPhone 7 , but it has a larger display with a bezel-less design.
    US Says Putin Visit To Georgia's Abkhazia Region Was 'Inappropriate'

    US Says Putin Visit To Georgia's Abkhazia Region Was 'Inappropriate'

    He reportedly added: "We reliably guarantee the security, self-sufficiency, and independence of Abkhazia". Earlier in the day, Putin arrived in Abkhazia where he met with Abkhazian President Raul Khajimba.
  • Overwatch is Getting a Deathmatch Mode, New Map

    Overwatch is Getting a Deathmatch Mode, New Map

    Of course, there wouldn't be a Deathmatch without a Team Deathmatch , with both teams vying for supremacy up to 30 kills. As a reminder, the Overwatch Summer Games 2017 event just kicked off earlier this week.
    Mosher | Ronald Darby trade is move Eagles needed to make

    Mosher | Ronald Darby trade is move Eagles needed to make

    The Philadelphia Eagles on Friday executed a trade , and paid a steep price in the process, that they absolutely needed to make. Through his first two seasons Darby has only missed three games with 137 tackles, 33 passes defensed, and two interceptions.
    Economic Survey-2 flags risks to growth, backs rate cuts

    Economic Survey-2 flags risks to growth, backs rate cuts

    The survey also said a new enforcement and compliance regime and increased digitalisation have reduced cash use for transactions. Industry bodies CII, FICCI and Assocham also hailed steps taken by the government to resolve the "twin balance sheet" problem.


Most liked

Scattered storms start the weekend
A chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. A high near 81 Sunday , with mostly cloudy skies and a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Venezuela: US sanctions members of Nicolas Maduro's constituent assembly
Energy sector sanctions, which could cripple Venezuela's already ailing economy, are still being considered, USA officials said. The U.S., which relies on Venezuela for oil imports, is yet to place sanctions on the oil industry.

Ask a Trooper: School Bus Stop Arm Fines
Just a couple weeks ago, he says, he ran into one of his old students. "When you see a school bus, pay attention to those lights". Each year the Indiana Department of Education gathers information from school corporations for stop-arm violations on a set day.

Spain could overtake Greece in Migrants in flow
The IOM is not at all opposed to mass immigration, and has in fact given migrants its full support throughout the current crisis. At least 121 refugees lost their lives while trying to reach Spain by sea this year, compared to 97 last year, the IOM said.

N.Korea Details Plans to Attack Guam
The Lancers were joined by South Korea KF-16 multi-role fighter and Japanese Mitsubishi F-2 multi-role jets. Spain's colonial rule continued until the USA took control in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.

Guam a pawn in US-North Korea confrontations - academic
Resident Isaac Camacho, 19, says he feels Guam's relationship with the USA mainland is "a little misunderstood on their part". A social media post stating a commanding officer briefed military personnel on a North Korea missile attack is false.

BC NDP outlines actions against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
The move by the province has the blessing of Green Party leader Andrew Weaver and is being welcomed by environmental groups. Berger to advise us on any other legal tools that we should be looking at ... to protect our interests", said Eby.

New Hampshire hospital evacuated due to 'unknown odour'
The turmoil started shortly before 9am, with five staff members in Exeter Hospital's operating room complaining of nausea. Video from Sky7 showed a large staging area outside the hospital with several people on stretchers undergoing treatment.

Intersection: Child's Death Raises Question Of Daycare Oversight
Police did not say what the procedure of the day care center was whenever children were not present for the day. We are conducting a thorough investigation and are assisting law enforcement with their criminal investigation.

Vigil held for western Missouri police officer gunned down during traffic stop
Bill Lowe says William Noble of Clinton was taken into custody Thursday and charged with felony tampering with evidence. The affidavit did not say why officers wanted to talk to him, but they told him they wanted to see guns he owned.

North Korea Tensions Hit Global Stock Markets
Geopolitical concerns continued to weigh on Wall Street amid an ongoing escalation in tensions between the U.S. and North Korea . In currency markets , the Canadian dollar was trading at an average price of 78.71 cents USA , down 0.20 of a U.S. cent.

Fosu-Mensah joins Crystal Palace on loan
Crystal Palace completed the signing of Man United youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah on a season-long loan on Thursday afternoon. The 19-year-old, who has also played in midfield, signed a new contract at Old Trafford in October that runs to 2020.

Future Efforts to Combat Climate Change
Significantly, the report underscores a crucial reason why climate inaction is so unsafe : The rate of warming is accelerating. Globally, temperatures were up nearly a full degree over the average measured from 1981 to 2010.

Buffalo Bills make a splash, acquire Jordan Matthews and EJ Gaines
Matthews is also entering the final season of his contract, so the Eagles also faced the possibility of losing him in free agency. Among current Rams receivers, Robert Woods was the most productive guy last season and he only had 613 yards on 51 catches.

Snap's shares fizzle out as its user growth falters
Snap said quarterly revenue was $181.7 million, missing the $185.8 million average estimate of analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Narwhal Capital Management acquired a new position in shares of Snap during the first quarter valued at about $282,000.