Kara Tointon, Ann Widdecombe and Goldie are among the 14 celebrities who will take to the dancefloor in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The BBC1 dance show premieres on Saturday night and also includes:

Actress Felicity Kendal

Welsh rugby player Gavin Henson

Goalkeeping legend Peter Shilton

Actress Patsy Kensit

TV magician Paul Daniels

Former Coronation Street star Tina O’Brien

EastEnders’ Scott Maslen

Film star Jimi Mistry

Ex Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams

TV presenter Matt Baker

Billy Connolly’s wife Pamela Stephenson


Click to see photos of the full Strictly line-up
Strictly Come Dancing will return with a live Saturday night competition followed by a Sunday night results show, in which viewers will see their favourite competitors saved from elimination.

The first live competition shows will be split over 1 and 2 October and won’t be followed by a results show. Instead, the judges will score the competitors to create a leaderboard, which will be carried over to the second week.

Then, the show will follow a Saturday night competition followed by Sunday night results format. This will allow audiences two weeks to decide on their favourite before voting.