In the nearly two decades since Strictly Come Dancing landed on our screens, a host of incredible and well-loved dancers have taken a spin on the iconic ballroom door. Among the dancers competing in this year’s series are Nikita Kuzmin, Johannes Radebe and Vito Coppola, who are paired with celebrities including Helen Skelton , Will Mellor and Fleur East. They will be practising their Tango, Foxtrot and Quickstep to try and win the Glitterball Trophy and impress judges Shirley Ballas , Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke. However, fans of the BBC’s juggernaut series, once again hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, will notice some absences from the pro line-up Here are some of the dancers who have left Strictly Come Dancing and what they are up to now. Oti Mabuse Oti announced earlier this year she would be quitting Strictly Come Dancing after seven years, with her sister Motsi, who is still a judge, describing the decision as … [Read more...] about Which professional dancers have left Strictly Come Dancing and what are they doing now?
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Rob uses his extensive legal knowledge on ITV's Judge Rinder (Image: Getty) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info But it quickly became clear that in the court of public opinion, Judge Rinder was a spray-tanned, be. sequinned, hip-swivelling hit. And six years on, the verdict is in and the case is closed… that 11-week run on TV's most popular talent show changed his life and his career. Related articles Kirstie Allsopp warns 'don't be fooled' on Phil and Holly queue row Phil and Holly were 'heckled' by mourners as they 'skipped' queue Talking about coming fifth on the show as it returns to the BBC for its 20th series this weekend, starring Kym Marsh, Helen Skelton and Matt Goss, he jokes: "Let's call it second runner up, … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing sentenced me to serve time in show business
NEIL Jones is waltzing back onto our screens as he joins the professional cast in Strictly Come Dancing. The professional dancer's marriage and subsequent split with Katya Jones has grabbed headlines over the years - so here's all you need to know about his life and career so far. Neil Jones returns to the ballroom for Strictly Come Dancing Who is Neil Jones? Neil Jones is a professional ballroom dancer who works as a pro for Strictly Come Dancing . He's British but was born in Munster, Germany. Neil started dancing at a local ballet school at the age of just three. He has represented Finland, Holland and the UK during the course of his competitive career. READ MORE ON NEIL JONES WALTZING OFF Strictly fans slam bosses as Neil Jones fails to get a partner for FOURTH time He also holds many titles including UK, British, Dutch, European and World Latin Champion. Upon signing up to BBC's Strictly in 2016, he said: “As … [Read more...] about Who is Neil Jones, Strictly Come Dancing 2022 professional?
FANS of Strictly Come Dancing claim they have 'worked out' who will win this year's series already. Within minutes of the BBC hit's launch show airing, eagle-eyed viewers reckon they had already spotted who would be lifting the glitterball trophy come December. They singled out Fleur East to be the one who will walk away as the champion of 2022. The X Factor contestant turned radio presenter has been partnered this year with newcomer, Italian stallion Vito Coppola. And longtime Strictly obsessives are sure they could go all the way. "Who else thinks that Fleur East is winner material?" one wrote. Read more on Strictly 'NOT THE SAME' Strictly Come Dancing fans upset as they notice 'missing' part of new series LET'S DANCE Strictly 2022 pairings revealed including Giovanni and Ritchie "At this point I am calling Fleur as the winner..." agreed a second. A third chipped in: "Fleur and Vito winners" And a … [Read more...] about Viewers ‘work out’ Strictly Come Dancing winner just minutes into launch show
Strictly: Fleur East says she has 'no technical dance training' SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info During the long-awaited Strictly Come Dancing launch show on Friday, fans of the glitzy primetime competition believe they've worked out the winner after witnessing the first glimpse of the celebrities dancing. Although the glittery contestants only performed a modest routine, viewers shared the view of who will be bringing home the coveted prize in December. Related articles 'They’re done for!' Holly and Phil risk ‘losing commercial deals’ Lewis Capaldi leaves Naga red-faced after blunder 'He's leaving now!" Helen Skelton may be the favourite with the bookmakers to win this year's Strictly series, but … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing fans ‘work out’ winner based on one moment ‘Best couple in history’
STRICTLY Come Dancing fans are thrilled the show is back for another series. Four new expert dancers have joined the pro line-up , which includes Michelle Tsiakkas. Who is Michelle Tsiakkas and what competitions has she won? Born in September 1995 in Cyprus , 27-year-old Michelle Tsiakkas began dancing when she was just six. The new Strictly star specialises in Latin dance. Michelle was the undefeated dance champion Cyprus between 2001-2011, before moving to London to study. After moving to the UK, Michelle represented England at international championships and then joined the world touring dance show Burn The Floor. Read more on Strictly HIT THE DANCE FLOOR We reveal where Strictly Come Dancing films its famous show JUST THE TICKET Find out if you can still apply for Strictly Come Dancing tickets When did she join Strictly Come Dancing? Michelle is one of the new professional dancers for … [Read more...] about Who is Strictly Come Dancing pro Michelle Tsiakkas?
STRICTLY Come Dancing is back for a brand new series with some new faces taking to the dancefloor. Four new dancers have joined the pro line-up , and this includes Carlos Gu. Who is Carlos Gu and what competitions has he won? Born in China , 28-year-old Carlos Gu is a Chinese National Champion. Carlos has experience in ballroom, ballet and contemporary dance which he will bring to the Strictly dance floor. He placed third at the German Open Championship and became Amateur Latin Rising Star Runner Up at the UK Open in 2017. Carlos often competes with his professional dance partner Susan Sun, and the pair can be seen on social media travelling the world together. Read more on Strictly HIT THE DANCE FLOOR We reveal where Strictly Come Dancing films its famous show JUST THE TICKET Find out if you can still apply for Strictly Come Dancing tickets When did he join Strictly Come Dancing? Carlos is one of … [Read more...] about Who is Strictly Come Dancing pro Carlos Gu?
Strictly Come Dancing viewers were quick to notice something different about the latest series of the BBC show, in comparison to the past two years. They realised some recent additions to the series were missing, while another element had made a comeback. The full line-up took to the dance floor for the first live show on Saturday night, as hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman hosted proceedings. Joining them were judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas and Anton Du Beke. But as the show kicked off, viewers spotted a few things about the live shows that were different to the 2020 and 2021 series, with two elements in particular 'missing'. Hosts Claudia and Tess were no longer standing apart, as social distancing measures had seemingly been dropped. Strictly Come Dancing viewers were quick to notice something different about the latest series of the BBC show ( Image: BBC) The same was said for the judges, who were still on separate desks … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing fans thrilled after spotting something missing as live shows return
NIKITA is once again taking the stage at this year's Strictly Come Dancing series. Although he might be young, Nikita Kuzmin has years of ballroom dancing experience behind his back - here's everything to know about him. Who is Nikita Kuzmin? Nikita is a professional dancer, and six-time Latin and Ballroom National Champion in Italy . Born in Ukraine , Nikita began dancing at the age of four, before moving to Italy at the age of nine. He is also a former Let's Dance Germany professional. In July 2021, it was announced that Nikita would be joining UK Strictly as a pro dancer. Read More on Strictly TWO TO TANGO Full Strictly Come Dancing 2022 pairings revealed 'Marmite' Strictly fans compare Matt Goss to David Brent & demand he 'loosen up' About the role, Nikita said: "I've always been amazed by the magic Strictly Come Dancing brings. "No matter what country I have found myself living in, … [Read more...] about Who is Nikita Kuzmin, Strictly Come Dancing 2022 professional dancer?
STRICTLY Come Dancing only kicked off last night, but fans think they already know who will be booted off the show first. The new series of the hit BBC One show launched yesterday, with the celebrity pairings revealed . Every week, the Strictly judges will have the final say on who leaves the show, after the viewer vote. And after getting a glimpse of her dancing during the launch show, viewers are now convinced that they will choose Kaye Adams to go home. The Loose Women star is paired with Kai Widdrington , but some viewers don't think this is enough to save her from getting the chop first. One fan said: "Oh dear Kaye. First out based on that glimpse of a dance." Read more on Strictly LANDMARK MOMENT Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer become Strictly’s same-sex female couple STRICTLY STYLE Strictly fans have same complaint about 2022 cast promo shot - do you agree? Another chimed in: "Early … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing fans spot ‘clue’ that reveals who’ll be eliminated first – but do you agree?