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We have our first celebrity twinkle toes for this year’s Strictly - Frankie Sandford announced that she’ll be shooting for the coveted glitter ball!

The sequins are being delivered in their millions as the Beeb gears up for series 12 of Strictly Come Dancing, and finally the first of the celeb dancers has been revealed. The other 14 contestants remain a mystery, although there are unconfirmed suggestions of the likes of Caroline Flack and Michelle Keagan.

With babies, tours, TV shows and weddings, it’s been a busy couple of years for the pop quintet, and Frankie aims to cap it off by bagging the trophy. Speaking on BBC Breakfast she said: ‘I’m such a huge fan of Strictly! I’ve always wanted to be a part of the show - it looks like so much fun and the costumes are just gorgeous.

‘Like so many little girls, I used to take dance lessons when I was in primary school and I really love dancing but this is going to be so different from anything I have done with The Saturdays. I just can’t wait to get started!’ An insider has since blabbed that this may mean the rest of The Sats take a break from their music while Frankie does her thing.

They told The Sun: ‘The Saturdays thought it was the perfect time to coincide with an extended holiday. They’ve been working pretty much non-stop for six years and want some time off to focus on all their various solo interests.’

However, the girls have been quick to dismiss the rumour with Una explaining they have another album in the pipeline after their Greatest Hits.