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Strictly Come Dancing 2017 celebrities find out their pro partners

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Strictly Come Dancing 2017 celebrities and professional have been partnered up.

The celebrities discovered their pro partners during last night's pre-recorded launch, which will air on Saturday night on BBC One.

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Ahead of the recording, it was revealed that pros Neil Jones and Chloe Hewitt will be sitting out the series with no celeb partner.

They'll still take part in group dances and also appear on spin-off show It Takes Two.

The rest of the Strictly professional line up includes three new ladies: Dianne Buswell from Australia, Nadiya Bychkova from Ukraine and Amy Dowden from Wales.

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The three new Strictly Come Dancing professionals will replace Joanne Clifton, Oksana Platero and Natalie Lowe who are all leaving the series.

Those returning to the Strictly dance floor alongside Chloe and Neil are male dancers, Anton Du Beke, Brendan Cole, Kevin Clifton, Pasha Kovalev, Gorka Marquez, Giovanni Pernice, AJ Pritchard and Aljaž Škorjanec

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Plus returning female dancers Karen Clifton, Katya Jones, Oti Mabuse and Janette Manrara.

Meanwhile, the 15 celebs are on the line up include The Saturdays' Mollie King, EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami, Host of ITV's This Morning and regular Loose Women panellist Ruth Langsford, Reverend Richard Coles, and soap actress Gemma Atkinson.

Also on the official line up right now are TV chef and presenter Simon Rimmer, Holby City actor Joe McFadden, BBC Radio 4 comic Susan Calman, JLS singer Aston Merrygold and comic Brian Conley.

They're joined by Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins, Holby City actress Chizzy Akudolu, X Factor winner turned West End star Alexandra Burke, Paralympian Jonnie Peacock, and Debbie McGee, TV personality, presenter and the widow of magician Paul Daniels.

While the celebs haven't revealed their partners yet, Holby City star Joe seemed very pleased.

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(l/r) Mollie King, Simon Rimmer, Chizzy Akudolu, Jonnie Peacock, Ruth Langsford, Joe McFadden, Debbie McGee, Brian Conley, Alexandra Burke, Rev Richard Coles, Charlotte Hawkins, Aston Merrygold, Gemma Atkinson, Susan Calman, Davood Ghadami

He teased on Twitter: "I couldn't be happier!!! Can't wait to start rehearsals... 😀😀😀"

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The pairings will be officially confirmed this weekend.

Strictly Come Dancing starts this Saturday night on BBC One at 7PM.

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