Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Susanna Reid

Hot to trot in the BBC Breakfast studio, she is more than Reid-y to Rumba in this year's show


Name: Susanna Reid 


Age: 42

Twitter:  @susannareid100

Famous for: Presenting BBC breakfast and attracting men of a certain age

“I have always loved Strictly. BBC Breakfast presenters have done so well so when the opportunity came up I grabbed it with both hands.” 

 Bio: “Let’s get Reid-y to Rumba,” the star wrote on her Twitter feed proving that at least she has a career as a headline writer should she crash and burn in this year’s contest.

But we suspect she will do OK, having already wowed dance fans on a special Children In Need edition of Strictly in 2011, impressing judges with professional partner Robin Windsor to beat three other newsreaders.

The BBC Breakfast presenter has been described as a sex symbol and has the rare distinction of being named FHM MAM (middle aged minx) of the week.

But she probably has cause to be more proud of the fact that she recently won the Radio Times poll to find the most popular BBC Breakfast presenter since the show first aired thirty years ago, gaining more than 50% of the votes cast.

Here’s Susanna in action on the Strictly dance floor