GMB's Charlotte Hawkins is latest star to join Strictly Come Dancing

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Breakfast TV presenter Charlotte Hawkins has been announced as the latest celebrity to join Strictly Come Dancing.

The Good Morning Britain co-host, 42, is the 11th contestant in the 15th series, which starts in September.

She enthused: "I am so thrilled to be one of the contestants on Strictly this year! I've always been a big fan of the show.

"It is a dream come true to be taking part and I'll be following in the footsteps of my Good Morning Britain colleagues."

Hawkins will be joining pop stars Mollie King and Aston Merrygold, EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami, TV presenter Ruth Langsford, actress Gemma Atkinson, Rev Richard Coles, Holby City actor Joe McFadden, TV chef Simon Rimmer and comedians Brian Conley and Susan Calman.

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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