Louise Redknapp is the sixth celebrity contestant to be confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing... as she admits husband Jamie is 'mortified'
Presenter and former pop star Louise Redknapp is the sixth celebrity contestant to be confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One.
The announcement was made on Monday, live on Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2 where the 41-year-old confirmed she will be taking part and admitted her husband Jamie is 'mortified'.
She said: 'I've sung in front of crowds of thousands before but the idea of stepping out onto that famous dance floor with a world class professional dancer gives me butterflies just thinking about it!
No wonder she's smiling: Louise Redknapp is the sixth celebrity contestant to be confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing
'I’m a big fan of the show and am definitely going to go out there and give it 100% as I want to make my boys proud.'
She added: 'I've always loved the programme, it's great family viewing. I never thought I'd do it, I'm not sure how I'm here...
'My husband is laughing at me he's mortified. He's like, "Whoever you get as a partner I feel sorry for them." When I met Jamie I was out there in music singing and dancing, so I'm hoping he's just going to be proud.
Big news: The announcement was made on Monday, live on Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2 where she confirmed she will be taking part
Eternally a star: Kelle Bryan, Vernie Bennet, Easther Bennet and Louise pictured in the band back in 1994
'I just don't want to embarrass myself and my family. I've just got to get out there and do my best and I'm hoping he'll be proud.'
Louise was a former member of girl band Eternal, before embarking on a highly successful solo career.
Eternal were hugely popular, becoming the first all-girl group to sell over 1 million albums in the UK and remain the top selling girl band of the 90s.
She said: 'I've sung in front of crowds of thousands before but the idea of stepping out onto that famous dance floor with a world class professional dancer gives me butterflies'
And, although she's got plenty of experience under her belt, the blonde beauty is worried about having to learn the routines.
She explained: 'I went to stage school I did tap and ballet until I was 16, and then I went into Eternal where we did lots of hand clapping and lots of running man.
'And you don't really have to remember the whole routine because if you forget something you can walk off and be like "come on cheer". I've not been in a dance studio since I recorded Naked 20 years ago.'
Back in the spotlight: Louise was a former member of girl band Eternal, before embarking on a highly successful solo career
Louise went solo in 1995 and her first album, Naked, produced 5 hits and sold over 1 million copies.
On Monday, the caramel-haired beauty, who is married to Jamie Redknapp, looked very happy as she stepped out in London wearing frayed-hem jeans.
She teamed it with a khaki jacket and cute heels, carrying a leather quilted Chanel bag over her shoulder.
New addition: Presenter Melvin Odoom became the fourth celebrity to be announced for the forthcoming fourteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing on Friday
Let's dance! TV presenter Laura Whitmore is also taking part on the popular talent show
Multi-talented: Alongside Laura in the confirmed line-up is Pop Idol champ Will Young, 37
Cha-cha-charming! Laura and Will join the first male politician to ever appear on Strictly - Ed Balls - who was announced on Monday
While the full line-up is yet to be announced, the show is already set to be a good one.
On Friday, presenter, Melvin Odoom became the latest celebrity to be confirmed for the forthcoming fourteenth series.
He joins former Labour politician Ed Balls, singer Will Young and fellow presenters Laura Whitmore and Ore Oduba.
Fantastic four: Len, Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli will judge this year's host of celebrity contestants as they take to the famous dancefloor
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