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Norfolk’s Caroline Flack to star in next series of Strictly Come Dancing

PUBLISHED: 10:59 28 August 2014

Caroline Flack arrives at the X Factor press launch held at the May Fair Hotel in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 29, 2013. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Caroline Flack arrives at the X Factor press launch held at the May Fair Hotel in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 29, 2013. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Former Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack has crossed the floor to join rival show Strictly Come Dancing as one of 15 celebrities battling it out to win the glitterball trophy.

Caroline Flack arriving for the last day of open auditions for X Factor, at Wembley Arena, north London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 18, 2013. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA WireCaroline Flack arriving for the last day of open auditions for X Factor, at Wembley Arena, north London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 18, 2013. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Flack, who grew up in Norfolk and is best known for appearing on the X Factor spin-off show, is the 12th star confirmed for the BBC ballroom show.

She tweeted: “Gahhhhhhh! I’m taking part in this years Strictly ...I haven’t been this nervous since I entered the Norfolk Disco Dance championship 1992”.

She added: “Ever since I was a presenter on CBBC and used to see the Strictly judges walking around Television Centre, I have wanted to be on the show. I am so excited to get started and I just want to get through the first dance with no mistakes... plus I really want to master my ‘dance face’!”

She joins other famous faces including Frankie Bridge, Judy Murray, Mark Wright and Pixie Lott in this year’s show.

The final three celebrity contestants will be confirmed live on The One Show tomorrow.

The new series will be the first one without veteran host Sir Bruce Forsyth, with Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman sharing the presenting job.

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