The This Morning host will join Mollie King and Davood Ghadami on the dance floor

This Morning star Ruth Langsford will swap the sofa for the salsa when she joins the line-up on Strictly Come Dancing.

The daytime TV star announced she would be taking part in the dancing competition during This Morning, when she emerged from behind one of three glittery doors, declaring: “It’s me!”

 

Her husband and co-star Eamonn Holmes feigned surprise, saying: “What sort of marriage is this?”

Ruth replied: “Did I not mention it? It’s definitely me!”

She added: “I have dreamt about doing Strictly for so long, I can’t quite believe my dream has come true!

 

“The sum of my dance experience is throwing a few shapes at a party, I’ve never had a dance lesson in my life.

“Without doubt it will be the scariest yet most exciting thing I’ve ever done. It will be a welcome change worrying about my next hot move instead of my next hot flush!”

Ruth is the third contestant to be announced following singer Mollie King and actor Davood Ghadami.