Abs-olutely amazing! Kimberley Walsh and Victoria Pendleton show off their super flat stomachs in revealing outfits as full line-up of Strictly Come Dancing is revealed
07:59 GMT, 11 September 2012
The competition is always fierce but this year's Strictly Come Dancing is proving to be a battle of the babes.
The official stills of the contestants have now been released and with the likes of Kimberley Walsh, Victoria Pendleton, Denise Van Outen and Jerry Hall taking part there is certainly no shortage of gorgeous girls, or amazing figures taking part.
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Abs-olutely amazing: Kimberley Walsh shows off her incredible figure in a slashed red dress. The Girls Aloud singer will be competing against the likes of Victoria Pendleton and Denise Van Outen on the show
Actress Dani Harmer, actor Colin Salmon, former England cricketer Michael Vaughan and Olympian Louis Smith finish the line-up.
Kimberly and Victoria
look particularly incredible in the official snaps with both women
showing off amazing abdominals.
The former Girls Aloud singer, 30, sizzles in
a bright red dress which is slashed around the middle leaving plenty of
flesh on display.
Gold standard abs: Olympic and world champion track cyclist Victoria Pendleton shows off her incredibly toned stomach muscles in a sparking purple ensemble
No shortage of glamour: Actress Denise Van Outen and American model and former long-term girlfriend to Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall look amazing in their dancing outfits
Olympic athlete Victoria Pendleton,31,
shows off her incredibly toned stomach in a sparking purple ensemble
with a dazzling smile to match.
The gold medalist has her hair piled to one side of her head she will no doubt be a fierce competitor on the dance floor.
Pendleton, 31, and fellow competitor Smith, 23, enjoyed the adulation of hundreds of thousands of well-wishers who lined the streets of London for The Greatest Team Parade.
Ready to rumba: Television presenter Fern Britton and The Story of Tracey Beaker actress Dani Harmer are also taking part in the show
Big personality: Former Emmerdale star Lisa Riley is trying to impress on the dancefloor
Gold-winning track cyclist Pendleton,
who bowed out from her sport after London 2012, made no secret of her
desire to take part in the ballroom show and her participation was
Gymnast Smith, who won silver in the
pommel horse event, previous showed off his performance talents as a
contestant on The X Factor which will soon go head-to-head with Strictly
for Saturday night audiences.
Olympic spirit: Silver Team GB medalist Louis Smith is competing on the show and will be sure to flex his gymnastic skills
Having a Butchers: Former EastEnders actor Sid Owen and former cricketer Matthew Vaughan will be showing off their fancy footwork
Cha-cha challenging: British actor Colin Salmon, Johnny Ball who is BBC Radio 2's Zoe Ball father, and ITV presenter Richard Arnold will be showing off their moves
What a team! Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly are of course returning as the show's hosts
Dressed for the part: The pair keep things glamorous with Bruce wearing a tuxedo and Tess always wearing beautiful dresses
New judge Darcey Bussell will be giving her opinion as she joins the panel this year
STRICTLY COME DANCING 2012: THE FULL LINE UP
Kimberley Walsh, 30, found fame on talent search show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. The Bradford born singer won the show with Sarah Harding, Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts who become Girls Aloud. The group went on hiatus in 2009 and since then Kimberley has taken on a number of solo projects including starring as Princess Fiona in the Shrek the Musical.
Victoria Pendleton, 31, is a gold-winning Olympic athlete who scooped up two golds and a silver at London 2012 rode in her first race aged just nine years old. The athlete has now retired from cycling and made her ambition to join Strictly clear in post-Olympics interviews. Victoria is engaged to sports scientist Scott Gardner.
Denise Van Outen, 38, is best known for her stint presenting early morning show The Big Breakfast alongside Johnny Vaughan and for portraying Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago. The mother-of-two is married to talent show winner and stage actor Lee Mead. Essex-born and bred Denise also does the voice-overs for The Only Way is Essex.
Jerry Hall, 56, is an American model and actress. She is most well-known for her relationship with Mick Jagger, and the former couple, who were married for nine years, have four children together.
Fern Britton, 55, is a British TV presenter who presented This Morning for ten years from 1999 to 2009. She is married to TV chef Phil Vickery. In May 2008 Fern found herself in hot water after she admitted to having a gastric band fitted as she had previously claimed her weight loss was down to taking up sport and healthy eating.
Dani Harmer is the youngest female in the competition at 23-years-old. The actress is most known for her role as Tracey Beaker, a children's show. Dani signed a 3million record deal with Universal and her first single Free was released in 2009. Her debut album Superheros was never released and she has since parted ways with the record company.
Lisa Riley, 36, is a British TV presenter and actress best known for playing Mandy Dingle on prime time soap Emmerdale. The actress, who was born in Bury, Lancashire, is a vegetarian
Louis Smith, 23, is an Olympic gymnast and competed as part of Team GB in London 2012. The athlete scooped a silver medal on the pommel horse and a bronze in a group event. Smith auditioned for the X Factor in 2008 but failed to make it through.
Richard Arnold, 42, is a TV presenter on ITV Breakfast. The former journalist, who used to work at Inside Soap magazine began his TV career in 2007.
Johnny Ball, 74, is a TV presenter who presented mathematical-based children's shows in the 1970s and 1980s. Johnny is the father of radio DJ Zoe Ball.
Sid Owen, 40, is best known for his role as Ricky Butcher on EastEnders. The actor joined the soap in 1988 until 2000 and then from 2002 until 2004. In 2008 the actor returned to Walford but is currently on a break from the show. Sid appeared on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2005.
Colin Salmon, 49, is a British actor who has starred in no less than three James Bond films. Colin is married with four children. The star, who is best known for his role Charles Robinson in the bond films, is a big Manchester United fan.
Michael Vaughan, 37, is a retired cricketer who represented Yorkshire and England. He was captain of the England team when they won the Ashes in 2005.