Will Mellor and Kym Marsh will be the first two celebrity contestants for 

the upcoming season of Strictly Come Dancing, the BBC announced Thursday.

The pair will join the popular British dance competition for Season 20, which is set to premiere in the U.K. in September.

The show pairs well-known celebrities with professional ballroom dancers to perform in front of a panel of judges.

Mellor, 46, is known for his roles on numerous British television programs, 

including Hollyoaks, Eastenders and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.

Beginning his career as a teen actor at the age of 14, 

Mellor has additionally garnered recent public acclaim for his role in the soap opera Coronation Street, which he joined in 2021.

Marsh, 46, began her career as a British pop singer in the early 2000s before transitioning to acting and television presenting.

She is best known for her role on Coronation Street, appearing on the series from 2006 to 2019 and garnering critical acclaim.

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