Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford teased details about which This Morning star was joining Strictly Come Dancing [ITV]
The announcement was made during a suspense filled episode where Ruth and Eamonn teased viewers about who would be appearing on the BBC talent show.
When it came down the big reveal, the married presenting duo revealed that it could be Gino D’Acampo, Dr Chris Steele or Deidre Sanders.
However, it turned out to be Ruth when she appeared from behind one of the doors.
As gold ticker tape fell from the ceiling, the TV presenter rushed out and declared how excited she was to be a part of the show.
Strictly Come Dancing: Ruth Langsford confirmed to appear on the show: The presenting couple teased that it was either Deidre Saunders, Dr Chris Steele or Gino D’Acampo [ITV]
Strictly Come Dancing: Ruth Langsford confirmed to appear on the show: But Ruth appeared from one of the doors confirming her appearance on the show [ITV]
During a chat with Strictly Come Dancing expert, Karen Harding, Ruth explained how happy she was to share the news with everyone because she had to keep it a secret for so long.
“I’m very relieved and I’ve had to keep this secret for so long,” she declared.
While there are a few more weeks to go before Ruth finds out who she’s paired with, Karen speculated that she could be paired up with Gorka Márquez.
“I’m visualising Gorka. I had a flash when I saw you. He’s gorgeous, he’s strong, he got the Spanish in him so the latino in him,” she added.
Strictly Come Dancing: Ruth Langsford confirmed to appear on the show: The star couldn’t hide her joy as she walked out [ITV]
Speaking about her new role in an official statement, Ruth revealed: “I have dreamt about doing Strictly for so long, I can’t quite believe my dream has come true!
“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’ll be a welcome change worrying about my next hot move instead of my next hot flush!”
Eamonn had confirmed that a member of the This Morning team was joining the BBC talent show when he shared the news on his Twitter account.
The big revelation comes after it was announced that former The Saturdays star Mollie King and EastEnders hunk Davood Ghadami had signed up to show off their dancing skills.
Strictly Come Dancing: Ruth Langsford confirmed to appear on the show: Ruth ran towards Rylan Clark and Eamonn as they embraced her [ITV]
Speaking about his excitement about joining the show, the actor, who plays the role of Kush Kazemi, said in a statement: “Having to opportunity to take part in this year’s Strictly is such an honour. It’s going to be exciting, challenging and terrifying. I am so looking forward to stepping out of my comfort zone and learning to dance!”
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One later this year.