Ruth Langsford signs up for Strictly Come Dancing

Presenter is swapping the sofa for sequins

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TV presenter Ruth Langsford has been announced as the latest contestant to join Strictly Come Dancing.

The This Morning and Loose Women co-host is the third celebrity to be revealed ahead of this year's series, which starts on BBC in the autumn.

She said: "I have dreamt about doing Strictly for so long, I can't quite believe my dream has come true!

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"The sum of my dance experience is throwing a few shapes at a party, I've never had a dance lesson in my life. Without doubt it will be the scariest yet most exciting thing I've ever done. It will be a welcome change worrying about my next hot move instead of my next hot flush."

Alongside Langsford will be pop star Mollie King and EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami.