Strictly Come Dancing 2011: Russell Grant

Will the stars align for the astrologer on this year's Strictly?


Name: Russell Grant


Age: 60

Official website

Famous for: Astrology

Bio: The former Butlins Redcoat first entered the public consciousness decoding the zodiac on BBC Breakfast Time, TV-am and a host of other magazine programmes in the mid-80s.

From there Grant began a regular astrology slot on This Morning in 1992 before going on to front celebrity quiz show Star Choice, which was based, somewhat predictably, on astrology.

More recently the stargazer has been a fixture on reality TV, shedding three stone on Celebrity Fit Club, journeying to Turkey in Channel 4’s Celebrity Five Go to… and appearing on ITV1’s Kitchen Burnout.

And in 2011, Grant made his cinematic debut alongside Keith Chegwin and Joe Pasquale in comedy-horror movie Kill Keith.

What Russell’s saying on Twitter:

Russell presenting a horoscope

Singing No Matter What Sign You Are