It’s that time of year again – Strictly Come Dancing’s celebrity cast for the coming series is being announced.
Find out more about one of the Glitterball Trophy contenders, Anneka Rice.
Revealed as a Strictly contestant: Anneka was the 15th and final contestant to be announced for Strictly 2019, on Steve Wright's BBC Radio 2 show on August 7.
Occupation: TV and radio broadcaster
Best known for: Back in the 90s, Anneka was beloved by viewers as the Sky-Runner in Treasure Hunt, and for fronting the award-winning Challenge Anneka.
Her ambitious projects on Challenge Anneka raised millions of pounds worth of services and supplies for people in need, shining a spotlight on issues including homelessness, disability, and animal welfare.
Anneka's many other TV projects have included Wish You Were Here, Holiday, and Hell's Kitchen to name just a few, and her radio work has taken in six years as the BBC Radio 2 breakfast show host, as well as a number of other high-profile shows.
She said: “I haven’t danced since I was seven and Miss Beer sent me home from my ballet class because I was hopelessly uncoordinated. My family and friends haven’t seen me dance since, not at a wedding or round a handbag so it’s going to be a challenge for my partner. In fact I’ve asked for two, one on each side.
"I can’t see myself in a long frilly dress either. But I’m feeling recklessly excited. Strictly has always been my Autumn’s entertainment and now I’m part of it! My children will probably leave the country.”
Strictly partner: TBC
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on September 7.
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