I'm looking forward to stepping out from behind the news desk to cha-cha-cha my way across the dancefloor!". Strictly Come Dancing (informally known as Strictly) is a British television dance contest in which celebrities partner with professional dancers to compete in mainly ballroom and Latin dance. The longest-serving female pro on Strictly, Karen has been a popular dancer with the viewers and the contestants since she joined in 2012. I don’t have a car. Another new signing for 2018 was Johannes Radebe, who joined the pro troupe for group dances but didn’t have a celebrity partner on the show. The comedian revealed that she is taking part on the BBC dancing show to set an example to her young niece as she condemned those who spread hate online. View Aljaž Skorjanec. Paul Daniels’ son sparks homophobia row as he calls Strictly Come Dancing fan ‘gay and bitter’. In an interview with Now Magazine last year Brendan Cole, who has been a professional dancer on the show since series one, said: ‘My money from Strictly just about pays the bills. Luba may only have been cast as one of the pro dancers in 2018, but she has been a part of the Strictly family for years as an assistant choreographer. I'm beyond excited and incredibly nervous but I am looking forward to learning a new skill in ballroom and latin dancing and taking on this new challenge.”, She confessed that she doesn't have any dance training though, with her admitting: "I did disco dancing from age nine to ten, but it was kind of cartwheels across the floor. Since leaving JLS, Aston now performs as a solo artist. "I've cut down on pork pies...my partner has practically put a padlock on the fridge! Australian Open Champion Dianne has toured the world with the dance company Burn the Floor, and was one of the pros on the Australian version of Strictly before she joined the UK show in 2017. When I put on my sequins and hit the floor it will genuinely be my very first time dancing ballroom and latin. Stunning actress Gemma, who most recently appeared on Emmerdale playing Carly Hope, has been partnered with the popular pro Aljaz. Sicilian dancer Giovanni may be the butt of some good-natured jokes from his co-stars, but there’s nothing to be laughed at when it comes to his Strictly achievements. The Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers’ lineup changes almost as much as the celebrities on the BBC One dance show. 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I have loved watching Strictly Come Dancing and I can’t wait to be part of the ... but made it to the Final for the second time with Debbie McGee in 2017. Tess was paid somewhere between £350,000 and £399,000 to appear as half of the presenting partnership. If you wish to change your mind and would like to stop receiving communications from hellomagazine.com, you can revoke your consent by clicking on "unsubscribe" in the footer of the newsletter. Actress Andrea Chizoba "Chizzy" Akudolu is known for her role on Holby and Pasha always brings the passion to Strictly. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, Holby City star Joe and stunning professional Katya are sure to make a great team as they compete to lift the glitter ball trophy. Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Meet the couples Brian Conley also joined Susan and her fellow contestants on the dancefloor , although he later found himself in the first dance off of the series. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. "I'm both nervous and excited to learn from the professionals about a whole new way of dancing," Aston added. McFadden was both the first Scottish celebrity and the oldest, at 42 years old, to win the show. But don’t worry, longstanding Strictly servants like Brendan Cole, Anton Du Beke, Karen Clifton and more are back to dance another year. These two are going to be fun to watch! Sign in to manage your newsletter preferences. Scores from Week 5, when there were only three judges, have been adjusted to show a score out of 40. Her counterpart Tess Daly, who has been presenting the dance show since its debut in 2014. The highest and lowest performances in each couple are listed. ", The journalist also said: “Cometh the hour, cometh the overweight Vicar with arthritis in his knees.”. The average was 10.2 million with a 48.6% audience share✨, "BBC Strictly Press on Twitter: "Last night's #Strictly semi-final results show peaked with an incredible 12.1 million viewers. Scores from Week 5, when there were only three judges, have been adjusted to show a score out of 40. But he will be back performing in the professional group dances. Average was 9.5 million and 41.7% audience share", "Last night's #Strictly was watched by a peak audience of 11.2 million viewers. "I'm so happy to be joining Strictly," he gushed. Guess who?”. If they Tango their way to the end of October they receive £40,000. Strictly Come Dancing starts on Saturday, October 17th on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Babyface AJ’s celebrity partners included Saffron Barker, Claudia Fragapane, Mollie King, and Lauren Steadman. Amy Dowden. Debbie McGee was named as the 13th person to join the celebrity line-up after she was unveiled on The One Show. If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page - we'd love to hear from you. The 41-year-old Scottish actor gushed about joining the much-loved show: “Strictly is one of the biggest, most entertaining shows on TV and being asked to be part of it is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I’m thrilled and terrified about in equal measures!”. STRICTLY Come Dancing is back for another year, and with it comes a new troupe of professional dancers. The new puzzles website is now live - sign up now and enjoy a 7-day free trial! Strictly Come Dancing 2017: EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami CONFIRMED. Average was 10.7 million and 49% share", "The #Strictly Blackpool results show was watched by a peak audience of 12.1 million viewers. Average 9.6 million w. 40.2% audience share", "A peak audience of 11.4 million viewers watched #Strictly last night on @BBCOne. Her Strictly partners have included Davood Ghadami and Lee Ryan, who was a surprise early elimination in the second public vote of the 2018 series. Here's everything you need to know about Jonnie Peacock. Why are Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid not on Good Morning Britain this week? Bruno Tonioli, Darcy Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood are rumoured to earn £110,000 for appearing as judges each year on Strictly. The first show of the new series aired on BBC1 on Saturday night with much excitement from fans. She won Strictly with Joe McFadden and is famed for her Gangnam Style routine with Ed Balls, but will be hoping that everyone has now forgotten about 2018’s controversial partnership with comedian Seann Walsh. What the professional dancers are paid versus what the judges are paid have caused uproar over the years among cast members. Seeing as the professional dancers have to teach, mentor and basically carry their celebrity partner through the series you would think they would be earning the big bucks. Jonnie left viewers astounded by his incredible, awe-inspiring Jive last week as he debuted a new look on the dance floor. The show wouldn’t be the same without Mr Strictly himself, Anton Du Beke. , Tonioli missed the week 5 episode due to a scheduling conflict, and was not replaced by a guest judge. Average was 10.3 million with a 43.7% audience share", "BBC Strictly Press on Twitter: "✨Last night's #Strictly semi-final had a peak of 11.3 million viewers. Amy Dowden, former Dancing with the Stars Australia professional dancer Dianne Buswell and Nadiya Bychkova replaced them. The series 15 first live show with 11.04 million viewers is the most watched series debut for the show in its history. Average was 10.3 million and audience share was 49.7%", "Last night's #Strictly Results show was watched by a peak audience of 9.7 million viewers. Dianne Buswell. She won her first Strictly title in 2019, taking home the Glitterball trophy with Kelvin Fletcher. In 2019 she was paired up with her first celebrity student, hoping to take Olympic rowing champion James Cracknell OBE to dancing victory. Johannes got his first partner in 2019, dazzling viewers with Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley. "I don't often interact with trolls but occasionally I do," she wrote. Meet this year's Strictly dancers. ... Professional Dancers. And I won't let anyone say I am. Hopefully, we can change some of the stigma. MORE: Paul Daniels’ son sparks homophobia row as he calls Strictly Come Dancing fan ‘gay and bitter’. Jonnie is World and European T44 100m Champion. Save up to £497* a year -Compare Lots of Deals - Switch in Minutes. I am very nervous as I am a singer not a dancer, but I am going to give this my absolute everything and try my best to make everyone proud,” she added. Strictly Come Dancing 2020: Who are the judges? Each couple is scored by a panel of judges. What a great sizzling pairing! What a great couple! Anton’s other partners have included Jerry Hall, Nancy Dell’Olio and Judy Murray, but despite having danced in the show every series since it started and reaching the final with Katie Derham in 2015 and Emma Baron in 2019, he has never won. But they didn't make it past the first public vote, bowing out in Week Two. Strictly Come Dancing returned for its fifteenth series with a launch show on 9 September on BBC One, with the live shows starting on 23 September 2017. Finally I can reveal all the moves I've been practising in my kitchen to the nation. We've got more sport, drama, cinema & kids' TV than ever before.