Stars for this year's show include former EastEnders stara Jessie Wallace and Gillian Taylforth

The latest contenders for the 2008 Strictly Come Dancing crown have been announced.

Rumours have been circulating for weeks about who is to follow in the footsteps of previous winners Alesha Dixon, Darren Gough and Natasha Kaplinsky and now the full cast for the BBC1 show as been revealed.

Female contestants including Rachel Stevens, Lisa Snowdon, Jodie Kidd and Jessie Wallace will be dancing against sportsmen Mark Foster and Austin Healy.

The show begins on 20 September.

Strictly Come Dancing 2008 contestants

EastEnders star Gillian Taylforth
EastEnders star Jessie Wallace
Quadrophenia star Phil Daniels
GMTV presenter Andrew Castle
Presenter Christine Bleakely
Casualty actress Cheri Lunghi
New Street Law actor Don Warrington
Model and presenter Lisa Snowden
Holby City actor Tom Chambers
Swimming champion Mark Foster
Rugby star Austin Healy
Newsreader John Sergeant
Supermodel Jodie Kidd
Chef Gary Rhodes
S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens
M People singer Heather Small