Who is Anneka Rice? Meet the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 contestant and broadcaster

The class of 2019 is being revealed - find out more about one of this year's amateur dancers.

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.

Age: 60

Occupation: TV and radio broadcaster

[Read more: All you need to know about Strictly 2019]

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.”

[Read more: Who are the Strictly 2019 pro dancers?]

Strictly partner: TBC

Instagram: @annekariceart

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on September 7.

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