WARRINGTON’S Kym Marsh has been announced as one of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing contestants.

The former Coronation Street and The Syndicate star has been confirmed as the second contestant to be taking part in the show.

The actress and TV presenter, who lives in Penketh, currently hosts BBC One's Morning Live.

"I'm nervous but I'm really looking forward to it," Kym told BBC Breakfast today, Thursday.

The dancing competition is set to return to BBC One in September.

In the early 2000s, Marsh was a member of pop group Hear'Say, who were created on talent show Popstars.

Marsh said her previous experience in dance would be unlikely to help her on the show.

Asked what style of dance she was most excited for, she said: "I am just very keen to learn. Watching it, I have done dancing before when I was a little girl and in Hear'Say but it was a very different style of dance."

She said her husband, army major Scott Ratcliff, was "extremely excited" about her being about to teach him how to dance properly so they can dance together at mess balls.

Marsh was also joined on screen by her parents Dave and Pauline, who she was on holiday with, with her mother saying she was a long-standing fan of the show.

Questioned over how she will react to being grilled by the judges, Marsh replied: "Listen, I was judged by Nasty Nigel (Nigel Lythgoe) on Pop Stars. Don't forget that. He was the villain back in the day.

"I think I will be fine with it. These are people who I truly respect because this is what they do. I will have to suck it up, I guess. I will be fine. I won't start waving my fist at people or anything like that."

Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and head judge Shirley Ballas will all return to the Strictly judging panel this year.

They will be joined once again by Anton Du Beke, who has now permanently taken over from Bruno Tonioli.

Kym will join Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps star Will Mellor who was announced as the first contestant earlier this morning.