Who is confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2016?

BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty, DJ Melvin Odoom, sports presenter Ore Oduba, TV star Laura Whitmore, politician Ed Balls and pop star Will Young are among the 15-strong line-up...

Judge Rinder



Robert Rinder, the straight-talking criminal barrister who fronts ITV’s reality court show Judge Rinder, was revealed on the Scott Mills Radio 1 show on Monday afternoon and admits he’s only really doing Strictly for his dear old Gran…

“The only thing I knew would make my grandmother more proud than watching my TV courtroom was to see me dressed up in white tie doing the Foxtrot,” said Robert. “So although I suspect the latter will be far more difficult, I am doing Strictly Come Dancing for her. No doubt the judges will be as fair, kind and thoughtful as me (especially the charming Craig Revel Horwood). I shall await their verdicts.”

Claudia Fragapane



Fresh from competing for Team GB at the Rio Olympics, the 18 year old gymnast is hitting the Strictly dancefloor. “I am used to performing in front of big crowds but this is going to be so different to my floor routines in gymnastics,” says Claudia. Hopefully that won’t stop her throwing in a few spectacular moves from her day job…