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DJ Scott Mills signs up for Strictly

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Mills - "I'm honoured be part of the biggest show on television and hoping this could be the start of a brand new skill for me"

BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills is the latest contestant confirmed for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One.

The Press Association says Mills broke the news on his show on Tuesday morning, saying: "I've deceived you all for a long time because I've been sworn to secrecy."

Of taking part in the show he said: "My listeners are so used to me playing pranks that they're probably going to think this is just another one. It's not, I really am doing this!

"I'm honoured be part of the biggest show on television and hoping this could be the start of a brand new skill for me."

Mills added: "When I was younger, my nan danced the foxtrot and waltz and it would be great for me to learn those dances, but I will be out of my comfort zone.

"Whatever happens, I'm really looking forward to the weekly fake tans!"

Also confirmed for the new series are Deadly 60 presenter Steve Backshall, EastEnders' Jake Wood, former The Only Way is Essex star Mark Wright, Blue singer Simon Webbe, The Saturdays' Frankie Bridge, former rugby player Thom Evans, presenter Alison Hammond, Andy Murray's mother Judy and Casualty star Sunetra Sarker.

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