Chef Simon Rimmer swaps the stove for the samba as he signs up for Strictly

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TV chef Simon Rimmer is the latest celebrity confirmed for this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

The Sunday Brunch co-host, 54, is the seventh contestant to be announced for the 15th series, which starts in September.

Rimmer enthused: "I am so excited, terrified and proud to be invited... Nobody will try harder, have more fun or get more out of it than me. I can't wait."

Alongside Rimmer will be pop star Mollie King, EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami, TV presenter Ruth Langsford, actress Gemma Atkinson, Rev Richard Coles and Holby City actor Joe McFadden.

This year's series will see the addition of new judge Shirley Ballas, who replaces original judge Len Goodman after his retirement last year.

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