The third celebrity to take to the dance floor on Strictly Come Dancing this season has been revealed this morning, and is from none other than Bray, Co. Wicklow.
It's Laura Whitmore!
The news was announced on Nick Grimshaw's BBC Breakfast Show this morning, as well as on the on Strictly Come Dancing Twitter account;
— BBC Strictly (@bbcstrictly) August 10, 2016
The former 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here Now!' presenter said in a statement; "I have watched Strictly and been obsessed with the show since series 1. It's an incredible show and I feel so honoured to be asked to part of it. I'm not going to lie, I'm slightly petrified too!"
Laura follows in the footsteps of previous Irish Strictly Come Dancing contestants Daniel O'Donnell and Jennifer Gibney, She joins Ed Balls and Will Young who have already been announced as contestants for the new series.
G'wan the Laura!
— Laura Whitmore (@thewhitmore) August 10, 2016