Who is Catherine Tyldesley? Meet the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 contestant and actress

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, Catherine Tyldesley.

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Revealed as a Strictly contestant: Catherine was the fifth celebrity we discovered would be taking part in Strictly this year, when she appeared on This Morning on August 1.

Age: 35

Occupation: Actress

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

Best known for: Soap fans will be familiar with Catherine as the actress who played Coronation Street’s Eva Price for seven years.

She left the cobbles last year after a series of dramatic storylines including faking a pregnancy, hiding another pregnancy and giving up the baby to a neighbour, and losing the father of her child, Aidan, to suicide.

In the time since she left the soap, Catherine has filmed a number of other roles including the new comedy series Scarborough.

She’s sure to have plenty of former Corrie co-stars to rely on for Strictly advice.

She said: “I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. I’m a huge fan of the show. It’ll be my biggest challenge to date as I’m not much of a dancer, but I’ve always wanted to learn the skill and the time feels right!

“I’m nervous as hell but super excited to work with such talented professionals. Hold onto your jazz shoes... mine is sure to be a bumpy/clumsy/fun ride!”

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

Strictly partner: TBC

Instagram: @auntiecath17

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on September 7.

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