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- Who are the Strictly Come Dancing 2020 professional dancers?
- When is Strictly Come Dancing 2020 on?
STRICTLY Come Dancing is back for another year, and with it comes a new troupe of professional dancers.
Meet the dancers that will be helping this year’s celebs nail their gruelling ballroom routines.
He finished second in 2017 with actress Gemma Atkinson.
The dancer, who is married to Janette Manrara, is a 19-time Slovenian champion in ballroom, Latin and Ten Dance.
But last year, Amy set a personal record, making it to the final with celeb partner Karim Zeroual.
One of the few stars of the original 2004 line-up, Anton Du Beke is returning for his seventeenth series.
The Strictly legend has danced alongside Laila Rouass, Patsy Palmer, Jan Ravens, Jerry Hall, Judy Murray and Gillian Taylfort.
Anton‘s best result came in 2019 when he made it to the final alongside EastEnders stars Emma Barton.
Dianne has also starred on So You Think You Can Dance Australia and Dancing with the Stars Australia.
Despite only joining the show five years ago, Giovanni has managed to get to the final three times!
In 2018 he was paired with Faye Tozer and made it to the final again!
Gorka joined Strictly back in 2016. A year later, the pro dancer made it to the Final with partner Alexandra Burke.
In 2018 Gorka was paired with TV presenter and charity campaigner Katie Piper, but the duo were sent home in week four.
Last year, Gorka wasn’t partnered up with a celeb – but that’s set to change this year.
Graziano joined the Strictly crew in 2018.
He made his debut with DJ Vick Hope, but left the competition in the fifth week.
Graziano is an Italian Latin Champion and has represented Belgium at the World Championships.
Janette first joined Strictly in 2013.
She has been paired with the likes of Jake Woods, Peter Andre and Aston Merrygold over the years.
Her 2019 partner Paralympic table tennis champ Will Bayley didn’t last long as he was injured in week six, so hopefully this year brings Janette more luck!
Johannes got his first celebrity pairing last year with Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley.
The pair got knocked out in the Halloween episode.
Johannes is a two-time Professional South African Latin Champion and three-time South African Amateur Latin Champion.
Karen is Strictly’s longest serving female pro dancer, first hitting the dancefloor in 2012.
In her third Strictly series, Karen was paired with Essex boy Mark Wright and made it to the final.
Last year, she made it to the semi finals with comedian Chris Ramsey.
Last series, Katya made it to week eight with Mike Bushell.
Luba officially joined Strictly in 2018.
Last year was her first celebrity pairing, with Olympic rowing champion James Cracknell.
However, the pair only made it to week two.
She exited the show in week three in 2018 with partner Lee Ryan.
Last year, Nadiya and celeb partner David James made it to week five.
Neil Jones has been a Strictly dancer since 2016.
However, Neil only got his first celeb partner in 2019 with ex-footballer Alex Scott.
Neil’s back for another year on Strictly, but will be without a celeb partner again.
Nancy is Strictly’s newest arrival.
She joined last year, but had no celeb pairing.
Nancy been a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance in China and starred in West End and Broadway show Burn The Floor.
This will be Oti‘s sixth year on the show.
Last year the South African dancer took home the Glitterball with partner Kelvin Fletcher.
In 2019 she was also on the box as a judge on The Greatest Dancer.
Strictly 2020 is set to go ahead, but the start date has been pushed back to October — a month later than planned.
The start date is October 24.
As a result, it is likely to consist of nine or ten shows — compared to 13 last year.
Once the show is on, episodes will be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer.
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