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Author and TV presenter Katie Piper is the first celebrity confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2018

Katie Piper has been confirmed as the first celebrity taking part in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The news was revealed on BBC Breakfast on BBC One this morning. Piper is a a best-selling international author, inspirational speaker, TV presenter and charity campaigner.

She rose to prominence when she shared her traumatic experience after being attacked and having sulphuric acid thrown in her face. Piper bravely teamed up with Channel 4 for film Katie: My Beautiful Face as part of the Cutting Edge strand.

It was was watched by over 3.5million viewers and nominated for Best Single Documentary at the BAFTA Television Awards in 2010.

Katie said, “I feel so privileged and excited to be part of my favourite show on TV. I already know how much of an amazing experience it will be for me and I can’t wait to show my girls some of my new dance moves. I’m nervous to put on my dancing shoes but can’t wait to learn a new skill and have the Strictly tan and makeover!”

More celebrities are expected to be confirmed over the coming days. Strictly Come Dancing will return to BBC One on Saturday and Sunday nights this autumn.

Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Piñata Media.

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