Carol's name was announced on BBC Breakfast on Tuesday morning (18 August), with former Strictly contestant Bill Turnbill donning a top hat and tails for the occasion.
"I am beyond excited to be taking part in the best programme on British telly and have been a huge fan since it started," Carol said. "I can't wait to learn to dance and hope my experience on Strictly will be a breeze, whether it will be or not is one forecast I cannot predict!" said Carol.
Carol is new to the world of latin and ballroom, but she has previously sung and danced on TV, often for special routines for Children in Need.
Carol joins Katie Derham, Georgia May Foote, Kellie Bright, Ainsley Harriott and Jeremy Vine, who have all been previously announced as celebrity contestants.
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One for its 13th series in September 2015.
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