The final two contestants for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing have been confirmed as Kirsty Gallacher and Iwan Thomas who join the star-studded cast of 2015. Kirsty and Iwan were revealed live in The One Show studio, joining presenters Alex Jones and Adil Ray on the famous green sofa.

Kirsty says: “I’ve always been a huge fan of Strictly, so am very excited to be taking part in the show this year. Sport and fitness have always been a big part of my life but dancing is an entirely new challenge for me! I can’t wait to get started!”

Iwan says: “I’m extremely excited and scared at the thought of taking part in Strictly. I love watching the show and I can’t believe I’m swapping my running spikes for dancing shoes. I used to be quick at running around the track and I’m just hoping my dance partner doesn’t leave me behind.”

Kirsty Gallacher is one of the UK’s most respected and versatile sports broadcasters. She has enjoyed a long and successful career at Sky Sports News, and currently anchors their popular afternoon slot. She is hugely knowledgeable and informed about a wide range of sports, fronting Sky Sports’ coverage of major sporting events such as the Ryder Cup, Wimbledon and the Olympics. Kirsty has also fronted a number of entertainment shows, including featuring alongside Ant and Dec on Saturday Night Takeaway on ITV, as co-present of Sky One’s Gladiators alongside Ian Wright, and presenting The Games on Channel 4.

Iwan Thomas’ athletics breakthrough came at the World Junior Championships in 1992, as part of the British 4x400m relay team, in which they won 5th place. In 1993, Iwan attended West London Institute of Higher Education, studying Sports Science and Geography, where he managed to juggle his studies and training which paid off, as in 1994 he took part in the Commonwealth Games 400 metres, setting a Welsh Record where he reached the semi-finals. Iwan now presents regular features on BBC’s The One Show and he also presents live magazine show Moto GP tonight on BT Sports.

The full line-up of the 15 celebrity contestants taking part in Strictly Come Dancing 2015 is: Jeremy Vine, Ainsley Harriott, Kellie Bright, Georgia May Foote, Katie Derham, Carol Kirkwood, Peter Andre, Daniel O’Donnell, Anthony Ogogo, Jay McGuiness, Anita Rani, Jamelia, Helen George, Kirsty Gallacher and Iwan Thomas.

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