Strictly Come Dancing 2013, Who Is Signing Up? – yes we know it is still summer but with all that fitness training required the show needs to sort out which celebrities will be competing for the glitterball trophy well in advance of the start date.
It seems that this year’s series of the pro-celeb dance competition will almost certainly feature its first Bond girl (maybe even 2), as well as a former female gladiator, Superman’s girlfriend and a WAG!
Today it has been revealed that the journalist and tv and radio presenter Vanessa Feltz is joining the new series of Strictly. 51-year old Vanessa has had a fairly lively career with a reputation for being more than a little outgoing. Early on in her career she wrote for both The Jewish Chronicle and Men Only, giving advice on all manner of things but especially sex. She later wrote a humorous sex advice book entitled “What Are These Strawberries Doing On My Nipples I Need Them For The Fruit Salad!”
Also linked in with the new series of is former Bond girl Fiona Fullerton, who appeared as 007’s love interest in 1985’s A View To A Kill. 56-year old Fiona has moved well away from the world of international spies in recent years and now owns her own property company as well as writing newspaper columns on property investing.
There has been talk in previous years of Louis Lane, aka Teri Hatcher, joining the dance show but it looks like this year it is actually going to happen. Teri had her big break in the early 90s with her appearance in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. She quickly followed this with a role as Bond girl Paris Carver in the 1997 movie Tomorrow Never Dies. Teri is of course better known in recent years for her role as Susan Mayer in Desperate Housewives. By the way don’t worry about Teri having to get fit for all that dancing as she is a former triathlon competitor.
This year’s possible WAG competitor is none other than 27-year old model Abbey Crouch. Abbey is the wife of footballer Peter Crouch and she and Peter are already said to have been viewing a possible London property to rent while Abbey takes part in Strictly.
Another name that seems likely to make the final line-up is former Gladiators star Jet, real name Diane Youdale. As well as appearing in Gladiators she has also worked as a psychotherapist and a Pilates instructor so she can seemingly turn her hand to most things.
Other possibles for the new Strictly series include tv chef and Hairy Biker, Dave Myers, singer Sophie Ellis Bextor and tv presenter, model and girlfriend of Kate’s brother, Donna Air.
The Strictly Come Dancing 2013 celebrities are set to be confirmed by the BBC next month.