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Pixie Lott joins Strictly

Posted on August 27, 2014

strictlyPixie Lott is the latest celebrity confirmed for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

 

The singer-songwriter dropped hints on Twitter before confirming her involvement. “I’m so excited to be doing Strictly, it’s going to be a lot of fun,” she said. “I always want to push myself as a performer so can’t wait to learn the routines.” As a young actress, Lott appeared in the West End production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and as Louisa von Trapp in BBC One’s Celebrate The Sound of Music, before embarking on her own music career.

She joins Frankie Bridge, Judy Murray, Alison Hammond, Thom Evans, Simon Webbe, Mark Wright, Sunetra Sarker, Jake Wood, Steve Backshall and Scott Mills in this year’s series, with four more celebrities still to be confirmed. This year’s launch show has been scheduled for 8pm on Sunday, September 7 on BBC One.

 

Picture: the Strictly Come Dancing judges, Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli. Photograph: BBC/Ray Burmiston

 

 

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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