Strictly 2019: David James, Chris Ramsey and Emma Barton announced

Footballer David James, comedian Chris Ramsey and EastEnders actress Emma Barton have been revealed as the first three participants to participate in Strictly Come Dancing 2019.

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But the announcement on the Wednesday-evening edition of The One Show was destroyed by stand-in host (and last year's strict champion) Stacey Dooley, when she spoke about the voice-over during the big revelation.

David was first revealed, but Stacey heard him talking in the background while strictly announcer Alan Dedicoat raised the tension.

One, two, three ...: (L-R) Footballer David James, comedian Chris Ramsey and EastEnders actress Emma Barton are revealed as the first three participants to participate in Strictly Come Dancing 2019

One, two, three …: (L-R) Footballer David James, comedian Chris Ramsey and EastEnders actress Emma Barton are revealed as the first three participants to participate in Strictly Come Dancing 2019

Nevertheless, David came out and revealed that the only person he had told was his mother.

& # 39; I have been asked to do it a few times, but this time I said yes … & # 39; said the 48 year old.

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The former England goalkeeper – who also worked as a football analyst for the BBC and BT Sport – said in a statement: & # 39; I am really excited to be able to play strictly this year. Not only compete against this year's stars, but also be compared to previous sports stars from previous strictly seasons. I have to fill a pair of large shoes. & # 39;

Next was ex I'm a celebrity … Get me out of here now! host Chris, 32, stumbling: As a comedian, there are not so many things that the whole family, including the children, can keep an eye on me. But this is something everyone can look at. & # 39;

Blunder! The announcement on the Wednesday evening edition of The One Show was destroyed by stand-in host (and last year's strict champion) Stacey Dooley, when she spoke about the voice-over during the big unveiling

Blunder! The announcement on the Wednesday evening edition of The One Show was destroyed by stand-in host (and last year's strict champion) Stacey Dooley, when she spoke about the voice-over during the big unveiling

Blunder! The announcement on the Wednesday evening edition of The One Show was destroyed by stand-in host (and last year's strict champion) Stacey Dooley, when she spoke about the voice-over during the big unveiling

He revealed that he had told & # 39; everyone & # 39; that he did it, including three of his friends while he was drunk.

& # 39; I told three of my friends on a deer, but luckily they forgot! & # 39; he said.

He added: & # 39; I am both enthusiastic and absolutely terrified of doing the show. You won't find me on the dance floor at parties, you'll find me at the buffet table. The whole night.

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& # 39; At my wedding I danced with my wife; that one song took about six months to practice and I certainly stood on her feet a few times. So I'm looking forward to the possibility of making a fool of myself for millions of people … there is better a buffet after the live shows. & # 39;

Let it slide: Chris revealed that he had told & # 39; everyone & # 39; that he did it, including three of his friends while he was drunk. & # 39; I told three of my friends on a deer, but luckily they forgot! & # 39; he said

Let it slide: Chris revealed that he had told & # 39; everyone & # 39; that he did it, including three of his friends while he was drunk. & # 39; I told three of my friends on a deer, but luckily they forgot! & # 39; he said

Let it slide: Chris revealed that he had told & # 39; everyone & # 39; that he did it, including three of his friends while he was drunk. & # 39; I told three of my friends on a deer, but luckily they forgot! & # 39; he said

Let it slide: Chris revealed that he had told & # 39; everyone & # 39; that he did it, including three of his friends while he was drunk. & # 39; I told three of my friends on a deer, but luckily they forgot! & # 39; he said

Let it slide: Chris revealed that he had told & # 39; everyone & # 39; that he did it, including three of his friends while he was drunk. & # 39; I told three of my friends on a deer, but luckily they forgot! & # 39; he said

Emma, ​​42, was revealed third. She was heard pounding on a drum, performing the infamous theme of EastEnders, before stepping into the studio to join her new co-participants.

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Emma – who plays Honey Mitchell in the loyal BBC soap – said: & possibly one of the biggest strictly fans on the planet, I still can't believe this is happening.

& # 39; I am very much a dance around your handbag rather a girl, but now I have had this great opportunity to learn all the different styles of dancing from the very best in the business.

& # 39; So, I wave Honey & # 39; s Minute Mart tabard and dive right into all the glitter and sparkle. From Albert Square to the Strictly dance floor – I just can't wait! & # 39;

Ta-Dah! Emma was heard pounding on a drum, performing the infamous theme of EastEnders, before stepping into the studio to join her new co-participants

Ta-Dah! Emma was heard pounding on a drum, performing the infamous theme of EastEnders, before stepping into the studio to join her new co-participants

Ta-Dah! Emma was heard pounding on a drum, performing the infamous theme of EastEnders, before stepping into the studio to join her new co-participants

First: David kicked things off when the first of the stars came to light
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First: David kicked things off when the first of the stars came to light

Number three: Emma was revealed third

Number three: Emma was revealed third

Celebrities: David has worked as a football analyst for the BBC and BT Sport, while Emma has appeared on Celebrity MasterChef

Twitter burst out with joy over the news that Chris was participating in it.

A fan wrote: & # 39; Come on @IAmChrisRamsey !!! You'll be great at #StrictlyComeDancing #TeamChris & # 39;

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Followed by another – & # 39; So excited that @IAmChrisRamsey does #StrictlyComeDancing & # 39; and a third – & # 39; Do I see this correctly? @IAmChrisRamsey comes strictly in this year?! & # 39;

Another referred the wife of Chris, podcaster Rosie: & # 39; @IAmChrisRamsey buzzes about the strict news. I can't wait to see @Rosemarino comment on #StrictlyComeDancing # strict2019 & # 39; every week

Another person was delighted to hear that Emma participated: & # 39; Yessss @ EmmaBarton can't wait to see you strictly, good luck Emma, ​​you will be fantastic (sic) & # 39;

Another added: & # 39; CHRIS RAMSEY, DAVID JAMES AND EMMA BARTON we started well. #SrictlyComeDancing looks good this year! & # 39;

However, some were impressed: & # 39; First 3 celebrities on # BBCStrictly … No idea! I don't know any of & # 39; em (sic) & # 39;

& # 39; Well, the first three participants are meh (sic), & # 39; another complained.

Strictly Come Dancing will be broadcast later this year and more stars will be announced in the coming weeks.

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