STRICTLY Come Dancing have announced Coronation Street’s Katie McGlynn and BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker as this year’s seventh and eighth contestants.
The 28-year-old actress was confirmed to be taking part live on the morning show today, with host Louise Minchin left stunned when her co-star was also revealed just moments later.
Katie is the seventh confirmed Strictly 2021 contestantCredit: Getty
Dan was announced moments laterCredit: PA
Dan appeared via video link to share his secret, with Louise open-mouthed by the revelation.
Meanwhile, Katie shared her excitement for the show live in the studio.
The soap star first shot to fame in BBC drama Waterloo Road, which she appeared in until 2013 – when she joined Corrie as Sinead Tinker.
She had a tragic end to the ITV soap, with her character being killed off after a devastating cancer storyline in 2019.
Strictly bosses started to reveal the line-up for the upcoming series of the show last week, with Katie up against some great talent.
The Sun told last month that ex-rugby ace Ugo Monye, 38, was also among those signed up.
The Sun understands that the BBC will continue to reveal the line-up for the 2021 series in the coming days and weeks, with further names expected imminently.
The news comes after Strictly judge Shirley Ballas teased details about this year’s line-up for the popular BBC One series.
Ballroom expert and choreographer Shirley, 60, returns to the judging panel alongside Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, and Strictly professional dancer-turned-judge Anton Du Beke.
She told ITV’s Loose Women that “of all panels, you have never seen such celebrities as you are going to see on this particular show”.