Strictly Come Dancing's 2019 line-up has been finalised as broadcaster Anneka Rice has been confirmed as the 15th and final celebrity to be taking part.

The news was announced on Steve Wright In The Afternoon on BBC Radio 2.

The 60-year-old broadcaster said: "Oh the stress of being the last person. Even though it's been in the papers for weeks, because I haven't told anyone, not even my family.

"It was very easy to deflect people because nobody ever thought I would do it.

"I have never danced in front of one member of my family or anyone who knows me."

She said of her previous dance experience: "I haven't danced since I was seven, since I was sacked from ballet because I looked like a big pudding, a rice pudding, that was my nickname.

"She sent me home 'cos I was plain and podgy, so I haven't danced since because I've had a complete thing about it.

"My sons said it's a joke but this is the year for me, my last son has just left university.

"I'm feeling reckless, I've done two reckless things this year, I did stand-up for the first time and I took part in the Sky Arts portrait artist of the year competition, having never drawn a head before."

As well as Rice, the 2019 Strictly line-up includes Olympic gold medal-winning rower James Cracknell, former footballer David James, comedian Chris Ramsey, EastEnders star Emma Barton, social media star Saffron Barker and former Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley.

BBC Breakfast's Mike Bushell, CBBC presenter Karim Zeroual, chef Emma Thynn, RuPaul Drag Race's star Michelle Visage, Paralympic champion Will Bayley, Made in Chelsea's Jamie Laing, former footballer and presenter Alex Scott and DJ Dev Griffin complete the line-up.

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