Anneka Rice shot to fame in this country as the Sky-Runner in Channel 4’s Treasure Hunt.

She also presented Sporting Chance, TV-am, Driving Force, Wish You Were Here, Capital Woman, Combat, Holiday, Hell’s Kitchen, The Royal Variety Performance and numerous other shows.

She went on to devise the award-winning Challenge Anneka for BBC One, shining a spotlight on issues like disability, homelessness and animal welfare and has raised millions of pounds worth of supplies and services for charities and communities.

Her radio work includes the Radio 2 Saturday Breakfast Show which she presented for six years; Pick Of The Week, Friday Night Is Music Night, The Arts Show, Sunday Love Songs, Loose Ends, and the award-winning podcast Fortunately.

She is a Patron of Operation Encompass, Help for Heroes and Horatio’s Garden.

Read more about Anneka on her Wikipedia page:

Follow Anneka on Twitter: @Anneka Rice and on Instagram: annekariceart

Anneka will be taking part in the seventeenth series of Strictly and will dance with Kevin Clifton


WeekDanceCRHMMSBBT Total
1 Cha cha cha 3 4 3 4 14

CRH = Craig Revel Horwood
MM = Motsi Mabuse
SB = Shirley Ballas
BT = Bruno Tonioli

week 1 - Cha cha cha - Gloria