Blue Peter stars Strictly special

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Blue Peter presenters including Konnie Huq and Anthea Turner will not be able to conjure up “one in which he danced before” when you take in a Strictly come Dancing challenge for Children in Need.

Five former host of children’s show, and current presenter, Radzi Chinyanganya, will be paired with dance professionals on the show.

Mark Curry, Diane-Louise Jordan and Tim Vincent to complete the line-up.

They will be competing to win a Pudsey Glitterball Trophy.

The one-off, presented by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, will be broadcast on the 17th of November during the BBC’s Children in Need show.

It comes ahead of Blue Peter 60 birthday next year.

Konnie Huq, who presented Blue Peter from 1997 to 2008, said: “I have two left feet, but we hope that we will leave to the right – well, one of them anyway!”

Radzi Chinyanganya said it was an “absolute honour” to be on the show, but that he hoped very hard-to-please judge Craig Revel Horwood was the “feeling of gender”.

He added: “this is the first time that Blue Peter, Strictly and the BBC Children in need have come together and I can’t wait.”

Diane-Louise Jordan admitted that she can’t dance, but would “gladly I accept the challenge”, while Anthea Turner said she was “very happy” to be back with their Blue Peter “the family”.

Tim Vincent said that he was “equally excited and terrified”, while Mark Curry said that he was “proud to be a part of all three of these legendary shows.”

Last year the Children in Need Strictly special was won by the athlete of taekwondo Lutalo Muhammad, who competed against fellow Team GB stars.

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