Although the BBC have yet to announce the line-up for the best reality TV show ever (in my opinion), The Sun reckons its got the goods…
First of all, though, do you fancy a look at the BBC’s own teaser trailer?
I’ve always been fantastic at A Question of Sport’s Mystery Guest, so if I spent quite a while (and assuming they used the real celebrities and not decoys), I might be able to confirm some of the following, but I haven’t got that kind of time. I guess we can assume that the professionals featured are definitely back this year, so – yay! – more Brendan Cole!
Anyway, that’s enough procrastination. The alleged line-up – in alphabetical order, since putting them in order of level of “fame” would be tricky – is as follows:
Christine Bleakley – One Show host and alleged Adrian Chiles “special friend”;
Andrew Castle – GMTV presenter;
Tim Chambers – from Holby City, apparently;
Phil Daniels – Eastenders, Quadrophenia, Blur’s Parklife;
Mark Foster – a swimmer, apparently;
Austin Healey – rugby player, classic car*;
Jodie Kidd – model;
Cherie Lunghi – actress: The Manageress, much beloved of probably everyone’s dad;
Gary Rhodes – irritating, stupid-haired, chef;
John Sergeant – former BBC political correspondent;
Heather Small – foghorn-voiced M People singer;
Lisa Snowdon – model, TV presenter, former girlfriend of George Clooney;
Rachel Stevens – formerly of S Club 7, much beloved of lads’ mags;
Gillian Taylforth – Eastenders, Footballers Wives and the tabloids;
Jessie Wallace – Eastenders and the tabloids;
Don Warrington – you know, from Rising Damp… you know, in the seventies.
So there’s something for everyone there, isn’t there? Actually, male viewers have got a lot more eye-candy than female viewers, but it’s not about that, is it? It’s about the dancing. And the crap dancing. And the in-fighting. And the judges. And… Bruce.
And, of course, the above list might be a load of old rubbish. As soon as I know, you’ll know.
I can at least confirm that the series starts on Saturday, 20th September on BBC One and you can apply for tickets here from this Thursday (28 August).
* When I worked in Waterstone’s, a colleague was infamous for having sent a customer who asked for Austin Healey’s autobiography to Halfords.