Strictly Come Dancing 2021: Musical guests announced for upcoming series

One of Britain's brightest pop stars will be performing on the launch show on September 18.

Strictly Come Dancing has announced the musical guests for its upcoming 2021 series. 

The popular dance programme's 19th series will start on September 18 with its inaugural launch show; where celebrity contestants are paired up with their dance partners for the first time.

And it's now been announced the pop star Anne-Marie will be providing musical entertainment on the night too. 

The Essex-born star has recently scored sixth UK Top 10 hit on the Official Singles Chart with Kiss My (Uh Oh), her Lumidee-sampling, empowerment anthem with Little Mix. 

Released on July 23, Therapy debuted at Number 2 on the Official Albums Chart, becoming Anne-Marie's highest-peaking LP to date. Her debut record, Speak My Mind, peaked at Number 3 on the Official Albums Chart and has been BRIT Certified Platinum.

Emerging from the ashes of another album that was scrapped during the pandemic, Therapy also contained a further Top 20 single in the shape of Our Song, a duet with Niall Horan which peaked at Number 13 on the Official Singles Chart.