Strictly Come Dancing: Mollie King first contestant named for new series

Mollie King and Frankie Bridge

The Saturdays singer Mollie King is the first star to join the line-up, with the 30 year old announcing the news live on Nick Grimshaw's BBC Radio 1 breakfast show earlier today. "I'm going to be giving it my all".

King said: "I'm a huge fan of Strictly Come Dancing so I can't actually believe I'm lucky enough to be taking part in it this year. She's also very well connected and has a lot of celebrity friends who will attend filming each week". "I've always watched it with my family and it looked so fun".

"I start rehearsals in a couple of weeks and then it's on TV in September", she confirmed. I'm going to give it my all.

The singer will follow in the footsteps of her bandmate Frankie Bridge by competing on the 15th series of the much-loved BBC show.

Although Strictly contestants are sworn to secrecy, King did reveal the news to her parents and her bandmate and Strictly alum Bridge, 28, who narrowly missed claiming the disco ball glory in 2014 when she came runner-up to victor Caroline Flack. "This is a great time and I can't hold out anymore, I'm very competitive".

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A source told The Sun newspaper: "Brian is all signed up for the show and is sure to be a laugh a minute".

The girls have yet to publicly comment on Mollie's exciting Strictly Come Dancing news.

Joanne Clifton, who partnered BBC presenter Ore Oduba to victory in Series 14, announced in June that she was leaving the show to concentrate on her musical theater career.

Although Mollie is the first star to be confirmed to be taking on the judges on the Strictly ballroom, their have been rumours that comedian Brian Conley is also signed up to the show.

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