Strictly Come Dancing 2019

Last week, the BBC announced the launch date of the latest instalment of the channel’s iconic hit competition, Strictly Come Dancing. This year’s hotly contested dance competition will begin on Saturday September 7th. And, you’re right, that’s less than two weeks away! If the programme’s launch show is an indication of what this series has in store for us, with pop princess Kylie Minogue promised to be leading Strictly’s professional dancers to her most famous hits, the inaugural show promises us to be in for a cracker this year! The star-studded line-up of Strictly’s seventeenth series includes Alex Scott, Anneka Rice, Catherine Tyldesley, Chris Ramsey, David James, Dev Griffin, Emma Barton, Emma Weymouth, James Cracknell, Jamie Laing, Karim Zeroual, Michelle Visage, Mike Bushell, Saffron Barker and Will Bayley. A considerable shake up to the show we all love to follow offers fans an enthralling series of Strictly Come Dancing this time around.

Since debuting on BBC One in 2004, Strictly Come Dancing has become a national fan favourite and a roaring success across the globe. The first series averaged a viewership of 6.45 million, peaking in 2010 to a record high of 11.23 million. Over the course of the last decade, the show has a consistent series average of 10 million. This year, some shake-ups promise to make the show even more interesting. In February, regular professional dancer Pasha Kovalev announced that he will be leaving for pastures new. Gorka Marquez also announced he will not be paired with a celebrity, but will still take part in the show, the same as Graziano Di Prima. Returning judges Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and head judge Shirley Ballas will be joined by new addition Motsi Mabuse, with Darcy Bussell leaving the hit show after seven years at the helm.

Don’t miss Strictly Come Dancing 2019 on BBC One on Saturday, 7th September!

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Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden Introduce Baby Boy Ace Gene to the World

In an OK! Magazine exclusive Charley Webb, 31, and her husband Matthew Wolfenden, 39, introduced the world to the latest addition to their family, their adorable new-born son, Ace Gene. Charley and Matthew share two older sons Buster, who was born in April 2010, and Bowie, who was born in December 2015. It was in February of this year that Charley had announced that she was pregnant with her third child, the adorable Ace Gene.

Charley, who has played the role of Emmerdale’s Debbie Dingle since 2002, joined the soap at the age of fourteen. Her accolades while in the role include nomination for Best Actress at the 2009 British Soap Awards and for Sexiest Female in the 2010 British Soap Awards. Her husband, and Emmerdale co-star, Matthew Wolfenden, who plays David Metcalfe in the soap, joined in 2006. Having met on the show, the couple have been together as a couple since 2007 and had been engaged since 2009. Their super-secret wedding took place at Ripley Castle in Harrowgate, where the guests had thought they were attending Charley’s thirtieth birthday party. Bridesmaids included various Emmerdale co-stars such as Lucy Pargeter and Sammy Winward.

Giving birth to their family’s latest arrival, Charley has spoken of how, when Ace was born, the umbilical cord was around his neck and he suffered difficulty breathing. Talking further about pains during her pregnancy, Charley has also mentioned how the delivery offered relief from an acute pelvic condition, Symphysis Pubic Dysfunction, which left her in “horrendous pain” throughout. The announcement of the birth appeared on Instgram on June 29th. Her husband, Matthew, had spoken of looking forward to the “chaos” the arrival of a third child would bring.