Mollie King Signs Up For Strictly

Mollie King is the first celebrity dancer confirmed to be taking part in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Mollie said she was "so excited" to be a contestant in the dancing competition.

She told Nick Grimshaw on Radio 1's breakfast show she always watched the show with her family and added that she "can't wait to get into the sequins".

Mollie said: "I'm a huge fan of Strictly Come Dancing so I can't actually believe I'm lucky enough to be taking part in it this year! I'm literally so excited to learn Latin and ballroom dancing, and of course I can't wait to get into the sequins too!

"It's going to be a lot of hard work but I'm ready for the challenge."

The 30-year-old told Grimmy it had been tough to keep news of her involvement a secret.

She also said she was a huge Britney Spears fan and would love to dance to her music on the show.

The new series starts on BBC One next month.