Charlotte Hawkins is the eleventh celebrity contestant confirmed for the brand new series of Strictly Come Dancing.
Charlotte said in a statement:
“I am so thrilled to be one of the contestants on Strictly this year! I’ve always been a big fan of the show. It is a dream come true to be taking part and I’ll be following in the footsteps of my Good Morning Britain colleagues. I’m looking forward to stepping out from behind the news desk to cha-cha-cha my way across the dancefloor!”
Charlotte Hawkins is a newsreader, journalist and one of the anchors on ITV’s breakfast show Good Morning Britain. Before joining ITV, Charlotte worked at Sky News for seven years on Sunrise with Eamonn Holmes and also hosted her own daily show of breaking news and interviews. She anchored Sunrise Live at the Olympics and presented coverage of the Diamond Jubilee and Royal Wedding. She also hosted Sky News’s Bafta show and presented live from LA on the Oscars red carpet.
Charlotte began her broadcasting career with ITN in 1999 as a newsreader and reporter for LBC Radio. She then moved to ITV Meridian in the southeast where she hosted the current affairs series, The Big Story and later as co-anchor of their main news programme Meridian Tonight.
Charlotte Hawkins joins Brian Conley, Susan Calman, Aston Merrygold, Simon Rimmer, Joe McFadden, Reverend Richard Coles, Gemma Atkinson, Ruth Langsford, Davood Ghadami and Mollie King who have also been confirmed for the new series. More celebrity contestants will be announced later today.