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Image caption Tozer called her involvement a “dream come true” while John-Jules said he is relishing performing in “glittery spandex”

Steps member Faye Tozer and Red Dwarf star Danny John-Jules are the latest contestants to be announced for this year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing.

The pair join broadcaster Katie Piper as part of the confirmed line-up for the forthcoming 16th series.

Tozer described being on Strictly as “a dream come true” and promised to “relish every moment”.

John-Jules said he was “absolutely delighted” at the prospect of performing in “glittery spandex”.

The British actor is best-known for playing Cat in the cult-sci-fi comedy.

He said he has was looking forward to “getting into something more comfortable” after spending the last few months “on two wheels motorcycling around South America in pink leathers”.

His other recognisable roles include the policeman Dwayne Myers in the long-running BBC crime drama Death In Paradise and Barrington in the BBC comedy Maid Marian And Her Merry Men.

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Image caption The band were known for their sunny demeanour and easily-replicable dance routines

Tozer, meanwhile, said her participation represents “everything my nine-year-old self ever wanted from showbiz”.

The singer, actress and TV presenter rose to fame in 1997 as one of three female co-lead singers in British pop outfit Steps.

The group, completed by Lisa Scott-Lee, Ian “H” Watkins, Claire Richards and Lee Latchford-Evans, sold 20 million records worldwide throughout a five-year period.

This included three chart-topping albums in the UK as part of 14 consecutive UK top five singles – including two number ones.

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Media captionStrictly Come Dancing contestant Katie Piper: “I don’t have natural rhythm”

After Steps disbanded in 2001, Tozer began a theatrical career in 2004 with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tell Me On A Sunday before rejoining Steps for their 2011 reunion.

Piper appeared on BBC Breakfast earlier on Monday, where it was confirmed she would be taking part in Strictly.

The 34-year old former model claimed she lacked “natural rhythm” and said it was “a bit daunting” to be taking part in the programme.

She also admitted that when she told her husband about it, “he just thought I was joking”.

On Sunday, hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman revealed each of this year’s contestants had been given names of a type of cheese as a codename – to protect their identities in the run-up to the show.

In a video posted to Strictly’s official Twitter account, the presenters went through a number of different cheeses, giving clues to the celebrities’ identities.

Claudia and Tess return with Shirley Ballas heading up the panel of judges again.

Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood complete the line-up of experts.

It will be the first without dancer Brendan Cole, who confirmed he had been axed from the show earlier this year.

The new series will kick off with a launch show on BBC One in September, with the full series returning later on in the autumn.

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