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ITV presenters take to the floor in this year's Strictly Come Dancing

Former TOWIE star Mark Wright will be fighting it out for this year's glitterball. Photo: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

The Only Way Is Essex star turned ITV presenter Mark Wright is one of 15 celebrities battling it out in the ballroom to be crowned this years' Strictly Come Dancing champion.

Wright, who is engaged to former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan, has the nickname "Markey no-moves" on account of his bad dancing skills but he said: "I'm the sort of guy who loves to bust some moves as a party."

Swapping the Xtra Factor for the dancefloor is presenter Caroline Flack, who famously dated One Direction's Harry Styles after meeting him on the ITV talent show.

Caroline Flack tweeted she hasn't been so nervous since she entered the Norfolk Disco Dance championship in 1992. Credit: BBC/PA Wire

Also dusting off her dancing shoes is This Morning's celebrity reporter Alison Hammond who said she is "absolutely overjoyed" to be on the show.

The former Big Brother contestant says she is ready to immerse herself in glitter. Credit: PA

Pop star Pixie Lott, who perhaps has an unfair advantage after appearing in West End shows as well as her raunchy music videos, is already this year's favourite to win.

Mama Do singer Pixie Lott says she can't wait to learn the routines. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Hot on Pixie's heels is The Saturdays star Frankie Bridge, who has been strutting her stuff ever since she joined S Club Juniors aged just 12.

Frankie Bridge said she loves dancing but this will be different to anything she's ever done. Credit: BBC/PA Wire

Former Blue member Simon Webbe is certainly no stranger to the dancefloor after appearing as a guest star on Strictly in the 2011 Christmas special.

Simon Webbe is hoping Strictly will improve his Credit: Zak Hussein/PA Wire

Eastenders star Jake Wood, who plays womaniser Max Branning, is following in the footsteps of his Walford co-stars Jessie Wallace and Kara Tointon by appearing on the show.

Eastenders star Jake Wood wants to be the first Walford resident to take home the glitterball. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills will have to juggle his training regime with hosting duties on his afternoon show.

Scott Mills is most looking forward to the weekly fake tans. Credit: BBC/PA Wire

Former Scottish international rugby player Thom Evans, who once dated Kelly Brook, says he cannot wait to tackle the ballroom challenge.

The ex-Wasps star said: Credit: Ian West/PA Archive

Andy Murray's mum Judy Murray will be taking centre stage for a change as she fulfills her ambition to appear on the show.

Self-confessed Credit: BBC/PA Wire

Masterchef presenter Gregg Wallace will also be showing off his twinkle toes in this year's line-up.

Greg Wallace claims to already live in a Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Casualty actress Sunetra Sarker , best known for playing Dr Zoe Hanna in the long-running medical drama, said the opportunity to swap her stethoscope for sequins was "just too tempting".

Sunetra Sarker is best known for her roles in Casualty and Brookside. Credit: Alistair Heap/BBC/PA Wire

Bargain Hunt broadcaster Tim Wonnacott said he joined the show so he could take his wife dancing to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.

He said: "She loves dancing but it's never really been my speciality. I would love to pick up even just a few moves so that come our anniversary, I can take her out and show her a good time!"

Tim Wonnacott wants to brush up on his ballroom skills to impress his wife. Credit: BBC/PA Wire

Mrs Brown's Boys actress Jennifer Gibney and BAFTA-winning TV adventurer Steve Backshall make up the final two.

Jennifer said: "As a child I wrote to Blue Peter asking could I dance with Pan's People. Now at last I get a chance to earn my badge."

Jennifer Gibney says being excited does not cover it. Credit: Artur Widak/PA Wire
Super fit Steve said: Credit: BBC/PA Wire

The new series of Strictly Come Dancing kicks off on BBC One on Sunday at 8pm.