I can’t wait to live in a Strictly bubble, says MasterChef’s Gregg
THE line-up for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing is complete with MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace the last to join the show.
Gregg, 49, was unveiled last night alongside Bargain Hunt presenter Tim Wonnacott and Mrs Brown’s Boys actress Jennifer Gibney.
The trio join 12 other celebrities preparing to do ballroom battle when the show starts a week tomorrow.
Ex-greengrocer Gregg said: “I love the show and I love dancing. I can’t wait to live in a Strictly bubble.”
Auctioneer Tim, 61, admitted he signed up to impress his wife on their 30th wedding anniversary.
“She loves dancing but it’s never been my speciality. I would love to pick up even just a few moves so that come our anniversary, I can take her out and show her a good time,” he said.
Also on the show will be singers Frankie Bridge, Simon Webbe and Pixie Lott, TV hosts Steve Backshall, Caroline Flack and Alison Hammond and tennis star Andy Murray’s mum, Judy.
Rugby player Thom Evans, Towie’s Mark Wright, Casualty star Sunetra Sarker, Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills and EastEnders actor Jake Wood will also take part.
A show insider said: “There is a real feeling the class of 2014 is one of the strongest yet.”
Strictly Come Dancing starts on BBC One on Sunday, September 7 at 8pm.
Gregg Wallace with girlfriend Anne-Marie Sterpini
Andy Murray’s mum Judy
EastEnder Jake Wood
Actress Jennifer Gibney
Bargain Hunt’s Tim
TV host Caroline Flack
Towie star Mark Wright
Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills
Singer Simon Webbe
Pop star Pixie Lott
TV’s Steve Backshall
Singer Frankie Bridge
TV’s Alison Hammond
Rugby star Thom Evans