Strictly Come Dancing Unveils 2021 Pairings

Strictly Come Dancing launched the 2021 series on BBC One today (September 18).

Presented by the returning Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, fans of the long-running reality TV competition caught their first glimpse of the professional dancer/celebrity pairings hoping to clinch that prestigious Glitterball trophy.

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So without further ado, here's the official list of Strictly's Class of '21 dance partners:

Adam Peaty and

Katya Jones

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AJ Odudu and

Kai Widdrington

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Dan Walker and

Nadiya Bychkova

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Greg Wise and

Karen Hauer

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John Whaite and

Johannes Radebe (the show's first-ever male same-sex partnership)

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Judi Love and

Graziano Di Prima

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Katie McGlynn and

Gorka Marquez

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Nina Wadia and

Neil Jones

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Rhys Stephenson and

Nancy Xu

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Robert Webb and

Dianne Buswell

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Rose Ayling-Ellisand

Giovanni Pernice

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Sara Davies and

Aljaž Škorjanec

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Tilly Ramsay and

Nikita Kuzmin

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Tom Fletcher and

Amy Dowden

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Ugo Monye and

Oti Mabuse.

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Pleasingly, tonight's launch show also found time to include last year's champion Bill Bailey before pop phenomenon Anne-Marie took to the stage to perform some music.

It wouldn't be Strictly without its row of judges though, as Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and newbie Anton Du Beke made special appearances at the event.

Meanwhile, earlier this week, Craig admitted that former Football Focus man Dan could struggle with certain routines due to his 'long limbs'.

"[It's] really difficult to control those limbs in a Latin scenario," he explained. "I'm certainly nervous about the samba. But hopefully he'll work hard and... control the limbs."

Strictly Come Dancing's first live show airs next Saturday (September 25)

on BBC One.

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