The BBC have unveiled Strictly's professional dancer line-up for series 15. There are three new Strictly Come Dancing dancers, here's everything we know!
The award-winning entertainment show is back for its 15th series this September and with it comes three new Strictly Come Dancing dancers.
There is no need to fear as some of the nation’s favourite professional strictly dancers will also return, including Anton Du Beke, Oti Mabuse and of course Brendan Cole.
Who are the new Strictly dancers?
Dianne is an Australian Open Champion and four-time Amateur Australian Open Finalist. This won’t be her first encounter with a dancing show as she has appeared on Dancing with the Stars Australia. Dianne has also been part of the Burn The Floor production on Broadway since 2011.
Speaking about joining Strictly she said: “What an honour it is to be a part of Strictly Come Dancing! Words can’t describe how excited I am to take on this amazing challenge and give it my everything! See you on the dance floor!”
A two-time World Champion and European Champion in Ballroom and Latin ’10’ Dance, Nadiya is from Ukraine, but has participated in the Bosnian version of Strictly. She has been a Slovenian ballroom and Latin champion multiple times and says she is extremely happy to be joining the Strictly Come Dancing family.
Nadiya said: “One of my biggest dreams is to be part of this great show and I can’t wait to get started!“
Amy is from Caerphilly in south Wales and has been dancing since the age of eight. She is one of the highest-ranking Ballroom and Latin American professional dancers in the UK. Amy is also the current British National Champion. Amy is the first Welsh professional dancer on Strictly, a fact that makes her incredibly proud.
She said: “Becoming a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing has made my wildest dreams come true, it does not feel real! I have always been proud of my Welsh roots and feel so honoured to be the first Welsh professional dancer on the most loved show on TV!”
The rest of the professional dancer line-up is as follows: Anton Du Beke, Brendan Cole, Kevin Clifton, Neil Jones, Pasha Kovalev, Gorka Marquez, Giovanni Pernice, AJ Pritchard and Aljaž Škorjanec; alongside female dancers Karen Clifton, Chloe Hewitt, Katya Jones, Oti Mabuse and Janette Manrara.
Speaking about the new strictly dancers, Strictly’s executive producer, Louise Raindow said: “We’re delighted with our line-up of pros for this year’s series. They are all brilliant dancers and wonderful teachers and Strictly is so lucky to have them. I would like to thank Natalie, Joanne and Oksana for their hard work and the amazing contribution they have made to the show and wish them all well for the future.”