Strictly Come Dancing's Children in Need celebrity lineup revealed!

Published Tuesday, Oct 25 2016, 19:37 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Strictly Come Dancing is famed for its Children in Need specials - and this year it will have an Olympic theme!

Fresh off the back of this summer's Rio 2016 games, four Olympic athletes will be taking to the dance floor to raise money for the cause.

Zoe Ball announces the Children in Need special celebrity lineup - 25 October 2016

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Strictly Come Dancing: It Take's Two host Zoe Ball announced the four-strong lineup during Tuesday's edition of the spin-off show, while also confirming the professionals they will be partnered with.

First to be announced was British taekwondo star Lutalo Muhammad, 25, who took home a silver medal from this year's games. He will be partnered with Karen Clifton, who danced with Will Young in the current series before his shock departure.

Zoe Ball announces the Children in Need special celebrity lineup - 25 October 2016

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Lutalo Muhammad

Zoe Ball announces the Children in Need special celebrity lineup - 25 October 2016

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Hollie Webb



Next up is Hollie Webb, who together with the GB hockey team, struck gold this summer. The 26-year-old is paired with Strictly newbie Neil Jones.

Joe Clarke, 23, also brought home gold after winning the K1 canoe slalom in Rio. He will be partnered with Jeanette Manrara.

Zoe Ball announces the Children in Need special celebrity lineup - 25 October 2016

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Joe Clarke

Zoe Ball announces the Children in Need special celebrity lineup - 25 October 2016

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Helen Glover



Last but not least, the world's number one female rower - Helen Glover - is completing the lineup. The 30-year-old will dance with Pasha Kovalev.

Zoe added: "This year it's going to be an Olympic effort for Pudsey, as four Team GB medalists from Rio take to the dance floor."

Children in Need takes place on Friday 18 November. We can't wait!

Watch Zoe confirm the lineup here:

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