Celebrity household names have been confirmed as speakers on board Crown Princess sailings from Southampton next summer.

Eight have been confirmed with others yet to be announced for the fourth annual speaker programme Princess Cruises has hosted on one of its UK-based ships.

They range from former Dallas actress Linda Gray and ex-BBC cricket commentator Henry Blofeld to singer Duncan James and TV wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan.

The line-up also includes TV gardener Charlie Dimmock, Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, gardening presenter Toby Buckland and Nik and Eva Speakman.

The 3,080-passenger Crown Princess will cruise to the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and northern Europe from May to November, 2020.

Each speaker will host a 45-minute talk with questions and answers, as well as a meet and greet session including photographs and book signings.

Princess Cruises UK & Europe vice president Tony Roberts said: “We’ll be welcoming back some familiar faces including Linda Gray and Eddie The Eagle, as well as introducing several household names for the first time.

“The speaker programme showcases our continued commitment to offering one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences which can only be found on a Princess ship.

“By offering our guests the chance to hear from such a well-known group of speakers, we are sure that they will head home from their holiday with lasting memories and a great story to share.”