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Katie Derham joins Strictly Come Dancing 2015 line-up

The Radio 3 presenter says she’s a “typical wedding dancer” adding, “Two glasses of Prosecco and I’m truly fabulous. Or so I think…”

Published: Saturday, 15th August 2015 at 7:25 am

Broadcaster Katie Derham is the latest celebrity to be added to this year’s Strictly Come Dancing line-up.


Known for her BBC Proms coverage, Derham, 45, currently presents on BBC Radio 3’s Afternoon On Three and has hosted the Classic Brit Awards.

On joining the dance competition, Derham said she was looking forward to “being taught to dance by world champions” and added she’s keen to be a part of the “camaraderie” which always “shines through in the show between the contestants, dancers and the whole team”.

Derham, who became the youngest newsreader on British national television when she joined ITV in 1998 at 27 years of age, said her daughters are very excited about her taking part.

“My dancing daughters have been trying to show me all their stretching exercises.. but they are way out of my league,” Derham joked, adding that she’s a “typical wedding dancer”.

“Two glasses of Prosecco and I’m truly fabulous. Or so I think.”

Derham follows Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine, chef Ainsley Harriott, and actresses Kellie Bright and Georgia May Foote on to the dance floor.

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