BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker has been announced as the latest celebrity putting his best foot forward for this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing.

In April, Walker announced he was stepping down from Football Focus after being the face of the BBC show for 12 years.

Speaking after the announcement he said: “I am definitely excited, a little bit worried, mostly terrified, and a small part of me is considering going into hiding!

“My kids have only ever asked me to go on two shows… Saturday Mash Up and Strictly.

“I did Saturday Mash Up this summer so… it’s time to embrace the sequins.”

Coronation Street's Katie McGlynn

He will join Coronation Street star Katie McGlynn who was also announced as part of this year’s line-up on Tuesday.

McGlynn is best known for playing Sinead Tinker in Coronation Street, for which she was nominated for a Bafta.

She previously starred in Waterloo Road and currently stars in Hollyoaks as mysterious newcomer Becky Quentin.

Actress McGlynn said: “It’s been so hard keeping it a secret, but I can finally say that I’m getting ready to shake my shimmy and become part of the Strictly family!

“I’m really not a dancer, but I’m so excited to learn a new skill on this crazy journey and cannot wait to slip into some sequins along the way.

“Although I do get to have so much fun as an actress, a lot of my roles have involved quite serious and challenging storylines, so I’m fully ready to let my hair down and do something different, even if it is completely outside of my comfort zone.

“I can’t promise that I’ll be the best, but I’m going to give it 110% on the dance floor!

“As long as I don’t fall over I’ll be happy.”

The full cast

They join the previously announced line-up of TV presenter AJ Odudu, Peep Show’s Robert Webb, McFly star Tom Fletcher and Dragons’ Den investor Sara Davies.

CBBC host Rhys Stephenson and former Bake Off winner John Whaite will also be taking to the dancefloor in the BBC One series, with Whaite set to compete as part of the show’s first all-male pairing.

The duo were revealed on BBC Breakfast and Walker’s participation was a surprise to his co-star Louise Minchin.