Broadcaster Vanessa Feltz is the first celebrity to be confirmed for the new series of Strctly Come Dancing.

Vanessa, 51, confirmed the news today on It Takes Two presenter Zoe Ball’s Radio 2 breakfast show.

This year’s Strictly will be launched on Tuesday, September 3, with a red carpet event hosted by Lisa Riley, which will be available on BBC Red Button and iPlayer less than 24 hours after the event.

The Strictly Red Carpet Exclusive will also introduce viewers to the new professional dancers Aljaz Skorjanec, Anya Garnis, Iveta Lukosiute, Janette Manrara and Kevin Clifton.

Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC1 in September.