You might as well familiarise yourself with them, it's on for "30 weeks" and will be repeated ad nauseum. At least we might get a break from the one with Jane Middlemiss for a while.
Due to air in an early evening BBC2 slot, as opposed to the usual 9pm on BBC1 jobby, this year's line-up includes the following folk who have nothing better to do with their time anymore, such as Gareth Gates (last seen on Dancing on Ice), Cheryl Baker off Bucks Fizz, Jamie Theakston, Jenny Eclaire, Michael Underwood (last seen on Dancing on Ice), and Dick minus Dom.
Bringing up the rear, we have Laila Rouass who used to be on Footballers Wives, sporting sorts Steve Parry, Rebecca Romero and Danny Mills, alongside Zoe Salmon (last seen on Dancing on Ice), George Layton (last seen playing Pearly King Norman Simmonds in EastEnders), Emma Kennedy (one of Mel Giedroyc's mates) and Javine…
No date has been confirmed for the new series, but last year's final aired on October 22nd 2011, so *subtracts 30 weeks* it really should've started by now.