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The Crown's Greg Wise, Gordon Ramsay's daughter Tilly join Strictly

The Crown's Greg Wise, Gordon Ramsay's daughter Tilly join Strictly
Strictly Come Dancing announces Greg Wise and Tilly Ramsay as the next two celebrities in the lineup for the new series.

Greg Wise and Tilly Ramsay have become the next two celebrities confirmed for the lineup of this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

The BBC has now revealed 10 out of the 15 celebrities taking part in the new series, with others including BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker, McFly singer Tom Fletcher and Dragons' Den entrepreneur Sara Davies.

Wise, 55 - husband of Emma Thompson - has appeared in a plethora of films and TV series, including Sense and Sensibility and The Crown, and is taking part in the show to honour his late sister Clare.

"My beautiful sister was a huge disco queen," he said. "She left our world almost exactly 5 years ago in a glitter ball coffin. This is for her.

"My gorgeous Diva sis, who would have been insane with excitement that her little bro was doing this. I will channel her, as her bro can't dance - but I'm thrilled to be dipping my toes, knees, hips and arms into this wonderful world, and hope to make her proud, and obviously make her laugh..."

Also announced is 19-year-old Tilly, the daughter of superstar chef Gordon Ramsay who has carved out her own career as a TV chef and also boasts a significant social media following.

"I'm so excited and grateful to be joining the Strictly family!" she said. "I'm always up for fun new challenges and this will be my biggest adventure yet!

"I'm going to put my heart and soul into this and can't wait to get my dancing shoes on and show my Dad how it's really done! Bring on the glitz, glamour and sequins!"

The new series kicks off on BBC One on September 25, with a launch show expected earlier in the month.

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