Now THIS is exciting...

Good news everyone because this year’s Strictly Come Dancing line up is only getting better and better as Louise Redknapp has been CONFIRMED as the next contestant on the show.

The 41-year-old finally confirmed on Steve Wright’s Radio 2 show, joining the likes of Ed Balls and Will Young for this year’s star-studded series.

And the Eternal singer might just have the most impressive experience of the rest, having attended Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and was a judge on the UK version of So You Think You Can Dance.

But the tap shoe is on the other foot now – and she’ll have to face the terrifying judging panel.

She might get some tips from Louie Spence... [Instagram]

She might get some tips from Louie Spence… [Instagram]

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Speaking on the radio show, she said: ‘I’ve done different types of dancing… but dancing in Eternal in Caterpillar boots isn’t quite the tango.’

The singer, who is married to ex-footballer Jamie Redknapp, added: ‘I’ve always loved the programme but I never thought I would do it. I don’t quite know how I’m here… my husband is laughing at me.’

There were rumours that Louise was joining the show earlier in the year, with a source telling The Sun: ‘Louise has been top of the Strictly hit list for years. She’s a huge star and they feel she will bring class and glamour.

‘They’re absolutely thrilled they’ve finally got her.’

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She joins the likes of Melvin Odoom, Ore Oduba and Laura Whitmore, with even more contestants yet to be announced.

Set our excitement metres to maximum, this is going to be great.

@TomCapon