Nancy Xu is the newest addition to the Strictly Come Dancing team Credit: PA The 28-year-old dancer, whose slot on Strictly Come Dancing 2019 … Pussycat Doll star Ashley Roberts and Italian pro-dancer Giovanni Pernice became a couple after both competing for the iconic Glitterball trophy last year. 1 Neil had to sit out for the second week running, so Alex danced with Kevin again. Over the years, the show has brought together many couples that are still going strong today (and even seen the pitter-patter of tiny feet!). ", "Will Bayley leaves Strictly after leg injury", "Strictly Come Dancing 2019 launch show: Anton du Beke finally gets a promising partner in EastEnders' hotly tipped Emma Barton", "BBC Blogs – Strictly Come Dancing – Week One songs and dances revealed! [1], Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli returned to the judging panel. Live updates and coverage as Man Utd travel to face Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday night. After four years of securing a place in the final, Grimsby lad Kevin Clifton lifted the Glitterball in 2018 with Loose Women's Stacey Dooley. Janette first appeared as a pro dancer on Strictly with fashion designer Julien Macdonald back in 2013. ", "Dancing On Ice champion James Jordan calls out Strictly judges in shock rant over Dev Griffin's exit", "Strictly's Artem Chigvintsev calls for new voting system after Dev and Dianne's shock exit", "Mike Bushell Responds To 'Shocking' And 'Painful' Online Abuse After Strictly Judges Save Him Over Catherine Tyldesley", "Strictly Come Dancing's Saffron Barker and AJ Pritchard begged bosses to avoid samba before being eliminated", "Strictly Come Dancing viewers demand immediate changes to scoring system after controversial result", "Strictly Come Dancing beats Britain's Got Talent in ratings battle but still suffers blow", "Strictly Come Dancing pulls in the viewers", "Strictly Come Dancing sees ratings bump at competition hots up", "Strictly Come Dancing retains Saturday night ratings crown", "The X Factor: Celebrity launch gets just under 5 million viewers", "The 2019 #Strictly @bbcstrictly Grand Final consolidated at 12.6m with a 56.5% audience share ✨", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Strictly_Come_Dancing_(series_17)&oldid=983637829, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 October 2020, at 11:03. ", "Halloween Week: Songs and dances revealed! Last modified on A favourite with the viewers, Giovanni has made it to the final several times over the years. [49] Fans pointed to the 3-3-2 scoring system (implemented after the 2008 semi-final) where in the event of a scoring tie, the next ranked couple scores just one point less instead of the previous two points, thereby possibly giving extra leverage to 'popularity' couples, and demanded that the system be changed fully, citing unfair lack of 50/50 in the way couples are scored each week. In 2019, she sat on the pannel as a judge on BBC One's The Greatest Dancer where she coached 14-year-old winner Ellie Ferguson. When, we don't know, we'll see." [6], It was announced that Pasha Kovalev had quit the show after eight years as a professional dancer. Confirmed team news as Man utd name their line up for the Premier League fixture against Newcastle on Saturday night. ", "Week Twelve: Songs and dances revealed! Aljaž and Janette wed in 2017 in not one, but three gorgeous ceremonies in London, Slovenia (Aljaž's home country) and the US (Janette's native). On 30 July 2019, Nancy Xu was announced as joining the cast of professional dancers. The wedding came shortly after the couple welcomed twins George and Henrietta in 2017. But the professional dancer is now dating fellow dancer Abbie Quinnen. Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman returned as hosts, while Zoe Ball returned to host Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two alongside new addition Rylan Clark-Neal. [15] Laing was replaced by former Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher on 7 September 2019, though Laing appeared that evening on the previously recorded season launch show. [3] On 19 October, actor Alfonso Ribeiro stood in as a guest judge to cover for Tonioli. [2] Bussell's replacement was announced on 22 July as Motsi Mabuse, elder sister of professional dancer Oti Mabuse. [13] Celebrity reveals continued throughout the next week until the full line-up was revealed on 7 August 2019. In an exclusive interview with HELLO!, the couple revealed their plans for future children.

Others also blamed the judging panel for their exit, including former professionals James Jordan and Artem Chigvintsev. We'll miss you Pash! Off the dancefloor, the blonde beauty is engaged to footballer Matija Škarabot. Ashley was paired up with Pasha Kovalev and Giovanni was with former Steps singer, Faye Tozer. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/VlT8Zr3wjqR58z6BLXDN0T Due to a knee injury, sustained when he landed after jumping from a raised platform in studio rehearsals, Will Bayley was unable to perform on 26 October in the live Halloween Week episode. Many fans are speculating that this year could be his first to be paired with a celebrity partner. Manchester City beat Arsenal on their return to Premier League action thanks to Raheem Sterling's goal. She began dancing at the age of eight and has since been crowned as the 2017 British National Champion. Journalist and documentary maker Stacey Dooley took to the BBC ballroom in 2018 and sailed through the competition with her partner Kevin 'Kevin from Grimsby' Clifton as the two became the 2018 champions. More recently, the couple showed their sense of humour on Jimmy Carr and Katherine Ryan's comedy show, Your Face or Mine, where Oti joked about celebrity partners being told to "stay away" by her dancer husband. Although the pro-dancer doesn't often reveal her daughter's face, she treats her followers to adorable snaps of the two of them on holidays and enjoying quality family time. Michelle Keegan just blew away Instagram with the most insane bikini, Gary Barlow teases big news after having time to clear his head. Talk about couple goals….

You may recognise a few…. On 31 July 2019, the first three celebrities announced to be participating in the series were David James, Chris Ramsey and Emma Barton. MORE: Gary Barlow teases big news after having time to clear his head. Teen arrested after police chase ends in dramatic crash in Cheetham Hill, A BMW 3 series smashed into railings and a lamppost early this morning, LIVE updates as Downing Street offer to talk to Andy Burnham, More than half of England is now living under Tier 2 or Tier 3 rules - almost three months after Greater Manchester went into 'local lockdown rules', Police caught a group of children riding their bikes on M62, The youths were spoken to - before their parents were told what they'd been up to, Huge police scene as officers investigate after crash in Salford, The road was closed for more than four hours, GMP Chief Constable asserts police independence in Tier 3 row, "Whatever regulations come in or remain we will continue to police it proportionately", Elderly man dies after being hit by van in pub car park, The driver of the van was arrested on suspicion of drug-driving and causing death by careless driving, Man, 55, fighting for life after collision in Whitefield, Police were called to the scene at around 7.55pm last night, 'Inside man' who helped criminals rob cash ordered to pay back ill-gotten gains, Thomas Keane, now 54, is serving a 20 year sentence, Martin Lewis' warning to shoppers who pay with cash, Angry southerner's illiterate rant to Manchester bar over Tier 3 row, An irate southerner identified only as 'Lynn' is not happy about the region's demands for more money.

Since then he's managed to dance his way back up to the finals but hasn't secured a win since. The two were a big hit with the voters and became runners-up last year; they confirmed their romance on the weekend of the grand finale in December with a sweet Instagram post. A former crowning champion, in 2017 Katya was crowned winner of Strictly with her celebrity partner Joe McFadden. SO cute! But it was Spanish pro-dancer Gorka Marquez who swept her off her feet. [10][11] Instead, the three professionals who did not have celebrity partners in series 16 were all given ones for the first time in this series: Neil Jones, Johannes Radebe, and Luba Mushtuk.[12]. ", "Who is Alfonso Ribeiro? [5], The series was won by former Emmerdale actor and racing driver Kelvin Fletcher and his professional partner Oti Mabuse. Although Neil has not been partnered with a celebrity for the show since joining, he contributes to group numbers and features regularly on spin-off show, It Takes Two. Both Gemma and Gorka were runners-up in 2018 with their respective partners and became an item shortly after the show wrapped. How romantic!

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