“I’m excited to confirm that I will be swapping the newsroom for the ballroom and joining this year’s wonderful Strictly family,” Silverton said.
“It’s something of a departure for a news journalist, shifting focus from the headlines to my hemlines and I suspect the only serious element of my life over the coming months will be in training hard and figuring out the foxtrot…”
But although swapping news reports for rhinestones might be a leap for Silverton, she added she was looking forward to “the fun, laughter and all the challenges ahead.”
Although there hasn’t been an official announcement from the BBC, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and last year’s new Head Judge Shirley Ballas all look set to reprise their seats on the panel this year.
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