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Martinia Hingis joins 'Strictly Come Dancing' cast



Martinahingis Martina Hingis can't play tennis professionally right now, so why not take up dancing? But Dancing With the Stars has already made its selections for next season; if only there were another poorly conceived reality series that exploited E-list celebrities and let a sedentary population live vicariously through their exploits ... Thank goodness for the BBC!

Hingis is joining the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, the seventh season of the dance competition, set to start Sept. 18. The 28-year-old tennis star is currently serving a two-year ban from tennis for using cocaine.

Joining her are Joe Calzaghe, a retired former world super-middleweight and light-heavyweight champion, Olympic long jumper Jade Johnson, cricketer Phil Tufnell and jump jockey Richard Dunwoody, the AP reports. There are a couple others, but then we start getting into sports stars and soap actors we really don't know.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:53am]


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