Gemma Atkinson is the fourth celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2017

Gemma Atkinson is the fourth celebrity contestant confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing. The 15th series of the BAFTA award-winning entertainment show produced by BBC Studios will return in the autumn on BBC One putting the sparkle back into Saturday and Sunday nights.

Gemma says: “I am honoured to be asked and so thrilled to be joining Strictly Come Dancing 2017! I'm beyond excited and incredibly nervous but I am looking forward to learning a new skill in ballroom and latin dancing and taking on this new challenge.”

Gemma is a British actress and radio presenter, well known for playing Lisa Hunter in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks between 2001 and 2005. She has since played series regular Tamzin Bayle in BBC One’s Casualty and was most recently seen in ITV’s Emmerdale playing Carly Hope where she was nominated for Best Newcomer at the National Television Awards 2016. Other TV appearances include The Bill, Law And Order and Waterloo Road. In February this year, Gemma joined the Key 103 breakfast team in Manchester hosting the breakfast show from 6am to 10am on weekdays.

The news was revealed today (Thursday 10 August) on BBC Breakfast.

Gemma Atkinson joins Ruth Langsford, Davood Ghadami and Mollie King who have also been confirmed for the new series. More celebrity contestants will be announced in due course.

Watch Gemma Atkinson in a teaser trailer for the new horror movie, Cain Hill, about the chilling events which occurred at the famous abandoned mental asylum:

August 10, 2017 9:03am by BBC One  

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