Strictly Come Dancing: the celebrity-pro couples are revealed

The 13th series of Strictly Come Dancing launched with Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman choreographing the presentation of three new professional dancers, a first performance from the celebrities and the all-important celeb-pro pairings.

Yes, that’s what everyone has been waiting for: to find out who’s dancing with who.

And now we know…

Anton Du Beke couldn’t contain his excitement when he was paired with Katie Derham.

“I noticed in rehearsals that she could do all the steps and they were in the right order,” Anton said to Tess. “So I thought I’d never get her.”

Sportsman Iwan Thomas was so thrilled to be dancing with Ola Jordan, he wrapped her around the back of his body and then cried: “I don’t know what I’m doing!”

The pressure was on EastEnders star Kellie Bright immediately when Tess told her that her pro partner, Kevin Clifton has “never been in a dance-off before”.

Here’s the complete line-up:

Celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott, 58 and Natalie Lowe

Countryfile presenter Anita Rani, 37, and Gleb Savchenko

Boxer Anthony Ogogo, 26, and Oti Mabuse

Weather presenter Carol Kirkwood, 53, and Pasha Kovalev

Singer Daniel O’Donnell, 53, with Kristina Rihanoff

Actress Georgia May Foote, 24 – the youngest contestant this year – with Gionvanni Pernice

Actress Helen George, 30, and Aljac Skorjanec

Sport commentator Iwan Thomas, 41, and Ola Jordan.

Singer and Loose Women panellist Jamelia, and Tristan McManus

The Wanted singer Jay McGuiness, 25, and Aliona Vilani

Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine, 50, and Karen Hauer

TV and radio presenter Katie Derham, 45, and Anton Du Beke

EastEnders star Kellie Bright,  39, and Kevin Clifton

Sports news presenter Kirsty Gallacher, 39, and Brendan Cole

Singer and TV presenter Peter Andre, 42, and Janette Manrara

Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC1, Friday, September 25.

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