The BBC revealed the pairings for the launch show of Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night.
The who is going on strictly come dancing 2023 is a question that has been asked for a while. With the launch of the show, it has finally been revealed who will be taking part in the show.
(Photo: Ray Burmiston/PA) The cast of Strictly 2023 is overflowing with talent.
The premiere event for Strictly Come Dancing 2023 has begun, with the stars of this year’s roster making their big entrances.
The celebrity competitors are eager to go on a quest to win the Glitterball Trophy, as the audience finally learns who professional dancers each star has been paired with.
This year, Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas, and Motsi Mabuse have returned as judges, with Anton Du Beke — the show’s longest-serving professional dancer – replacing Bruno Tonioli’s position.
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are also returning for the glitziest program on television, following the 15 couples throughout the competition.
So, as the premiere show approaches, who are this year’s pairings?
Dianne Buswell and Robert Webb
We’re getting a kick out of this enthralling collaboration (Picture: )
We’ve formed our first Strictly collaboration!
Robert Webb, who starred in Peep Show, will dance with Dianne Buswell.
We’re excited to see what they have in store for the dancefloor!
Their first dance, according to Dianne, will be the Cha-Cha to Rasputin. That will be a one-of-a-kind routine.
Gorka Marquez and Katie McGlynn
Katie and Gorka are hoping for a third time lucky with the Glitterball Trophy (Picture: )
Katie McGlynn, who plays Katie on Hollyoaks, was a nervous wreck before learning who her partner would be.
However, the moment she saw it was Gorka Marquez, she knew they were going to get along like a house on fire.
Gorka has made it to the finals twice previously, but he has yet to win the tournament.
Nonetheless, the dancer believes Katie will be fortunate for the third time.
Nancy Xu and Rhys Stephenson
Nancy and Rhys seem to be a good fit (Picture: )
Nancy Xu will be partnered with CBeebies presenter Rhys Stephenson for the first time on the program, marking the first time Nancy has ever had a celebrity dance partner.
Nancy said that she would be “extremely rigorous, really harsh,” but that they will have a good time.
‘I have a feeling you’re going to love it! Nancy expressed her delight, while Rhys expressed his excitement. To us, this seems like the ideal collaboration!
Alja Korjanec and Sara Davies
Alja and Sara are prepared to put in a lot of effort to win the Glitterball Trophy (Picture: )
Sara Davies, a Dragons’ Den star, claimed she was “beyond delighted” to be paired with Alja Korjanec, screaming as he approached the corner.
During their first meeting, Alja complimented Sara on her movements and teased them about how hard they’ll work in training.
Sara told him that she intends on waking up extremely early to start their dancing practice for the day, so he may have his own training to complete.
Nadiya Bychkova and Dan Walker
Nadiya expressed her enthusiasm at working alongside Dan in the competition (Picture: )
Dan Walker, the Breakfast host, questioned his girlfriend Nadiya Bychkova whether he was a huge “disappointment” when they first met.
Fortunately for him, she said that she was looking forward to competing with him.
Because of his big legs, Nadiya believes Dan will be an excellent ballroom dancer.
We’ll simply have to wait and see!
Giovanni Pernice and Rose Ayling-Ellis
Rose and Giovanni were both ecstatic to perform together on the program (Picture: )
Rose Ayling-Ellis is the first deaf celebrity to participate on Strictly Come Dancing. She is well known for her role as Frankie Ellis in EastEnders.
Rose praised her partner Giovanni’s signing abilities, stating that he expressed a desire to be paired with Rose from the beginning.
Giovanni will change the method he instructs, according to the actor, whose interpreter is on the Strictly set.
She also learned, much to her delight, that her first dance would be the Jive.
Strictly Come Dancing will return to One on Saturday at 7 p.m.
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The strictly come dancing 2023 is the launch show of the series. It kicked off on BBC One and BBC One HD in the UK, with an episode that aired at 8pm on Saturday night.
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