The Strictly Come Dancing’s professional dancers have been photographed for the first time ahead of the new series’ debut on September 18
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The first trailer for Strictly Come Dancing is screened tonight, featuring all the show’s professional dancers.
The 19th series starts on Saturday, September 18, with the pros finding out who their celebrity partner will be.
This year they have just one week to perfect their first performance, as the scoring kicks off on 25th September.
But not all of them will be paired up – there are 18 of them and only 16 celebs – so who’s year will it be to not take part in the competition?
The dancers hoping that they are chosen are: Graziano Di Prima, Nancy Xu, Giovanni Pernice, Oti Mabuse, Nadiya Bychkova and Cameron Lombard.
Others include Karen Hauer, Gorka Marquez, Jowita Przystal, Dianne Buswell, Aljaž Škorjanec, Katya Jones, Nikita Kuzmin and Neil Jones.
Johannes Radebe, Amy Dowden, Kai Widdrington and Luba Mushtuk are also hoping to be chosen.
The long-awaited 2021 series will see the likes of Katie McGlynn and Tom Fletcher battle it out in a bid to win the Glitterball trophy.
The new series is set to kick off on Saturday, September 18, and BBC shared the news earlier this month by tweeting a video of McFly star Tom, holding up a paddle with the number 15 on it.
The accompanying message said: “The countdown is ON! Only 15 days to go until Tom Fletcher and our Strictly stars hit the dance floor.”
Stars including comedian Robert Webb, Loose Women panellist Judi Love and Olympic champion swimmer Adam Peaty are all set to show off their dance moves.
Former rugby player Ugo Monye will also be taking to the floor, as well as EastEnders actress Nina Wadia, Dragons’ Den investor Sara Davies and TV presenter AJ Odudu.
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BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker, TV presenter Tilly Ramsay, CBBC host Rhys Stephenson and actor Greg Wise are also in the line up.
EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis will also be the first-ever deaf Strictly contestant to grace the show.
Strictly Come Dancing kicks off on September 18th on BBC One.