The TV comedy legend is set to sign as the 15th star of the series Strictly

TV ENTERTAINER Les Dennis will be announced tomorrow as the final celebrity in the Strictly Come Dancing lineup for 2023.

The former Family Fortunes host is set to wrap up a glittering week of revelations for the BBC show.

The show's final name is set to be announced on August 11,


The show’s final name is set to be announced on August 11, “Les Dennis.”Photo credit: Getty
In the'90s, Les hosted Family Fortunes


In the ’90s, Les hosted Family FortunesPhoto credit: Rex Features

Les, 69, was first asked to enter the competition when he starred in Coronation Street between 2014 and 2016 but had to decline due to his role in the soap.

But outside of the soap, he has a rich and varied resume, including stints as panto, that bosses think he could become an all-time favorite with viewers.

Fourteen names have been revealed and Les will be fifteen, all ready to take on one of TV’s most dazzling challenges.

Elsewhere can be seen Strictly’s oldest contestant Angela Rippon, 78, who hosted the show’s predecessor Come Dancing, as well as presenters Angela Scanlon, 39, and Nigel Harman, 49, of Casualty.

Les is currently starring in a touring production of the West End musical 42nd Street, but is no stranger to reality TV.

The three-married star drew public sympathy when his marriage to Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden ended after she cheated on him with Men Behaving Badly actor Neil Morrissey.

During the breakup in 2002, Dennis appeared on Celebrity Big Brother but experienced what he later described as an “emotional crisis on live television” that impacted job offers.

In 2005 he met his now wife, Claire Nicholson, who is 18 years his junior and they are parents to daughter Eleanor Grace, 15, and son Thomas Christopher, 12.

He played Michael Rodwell in Corrie


He played Michael Rodwell in CorriePhoto credit: Rex
Les was previously married to Amanda Holden


Les was previously married to Amanda HoldenPhoto credit: Getty – Contributor

Emma James

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