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Katie Piper revealed as first Strictly Come Dancing contestant

The presenter was victim to an acid attack in 2008

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Katie Piper has been revealed as this year’s first Strictly Come Dancing contestant.

The presenter announced the news this morning on BBC Breakfast after rumours emerged that she was joining the show.

“For me, it’s really out of my comfort zone and it’s nothing like I’ve ever done before, so I was really worried – will I be the first person to go home?” the actress told BBC.

The 34-year-old admitted that her husband thought she was joking when she told him that she was joining the series.

The activist also stated that she lacks “natural rhythm” and the whole experience is “a bit daunting.”

Strictly Come Dancing presenters, Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly, hinted who would be competing in the new series to fans on Twitter last Sunday, with a lot of speculation surrounding the lineup.

Strictly Come Dancing will be hitting screens in September.