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Fern is lined up to join the cast of Strictly

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: September 12, 2012

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TV presenter Fern Britton, who started her broadcasting career in the Westcountry, is among the line-up for this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

Fern, who presented This Morning and Ready Steady Cook, started out at Westward in Plymouth in 1979. She stayed with the ITV company until 1981 and then moved to Spotlight in Plymouth on BBC, before moving to replace Selina Scott on national TV later in the 80s.

Fern will take part in the BBC1 show, in which celebrities dance with professional partners, from Saturday.

Other stars in the show are Johnny Ball, Olympians Louis Smith and Victoria Pendleton, model Jerry Hall, Kimberley Walsh of Girls Aloud, cricketer Michael Vaughan, Denise Van Outen, actor Colin Salmon, EastEnders' Sid Owen, Westlife's Nicky Byrne, actress Dani Harmer, presenter Richard Arnold and actress Lisa Riley.

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