Strictly Come Dancing 2015 professionals revealed - who's been axed?!

Meet the Strictly 2015 pro dancers

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The Strictly Come Dancing 2015 professionals line up has been revealed today and includes three sensational, brand new dancers.

They are Russian-born Dancing With The Stars favourite Gleb Savchenko, 2012 Italian Champion Giovanni Pernice and eight-times South African Latin American Champion Otlile Mabuse.

They are joined by many Strictly favourites who are returning to the show but two of last year's Strictly professionals have been cut from the line up.

Strictly 2015 pros

The Men

Aljaž Škorjanec
Anton Du Beke
Brendan Cole
Giovanni Pernice
Gleb Savchenko
Kevin Clifton
Pasha Kovalev
Tristan MacManus

The Women

Aliona Vilani
Janette Manrara
Joanne Clifton
Karen Hauer
Kristina Rihanoff
Natalie Lowe
Ola Jordan
Otlile Mabuse

It means that we've lost Iveta Lukosiute and also Trent Whiddon, who only joined the series last year.

Strictly boss Lousie Rainbow said today: “We are thrilled with our pro-dancer line up this year. Not only are some of the viewers’ favourites returning, but we also have some exciting new dancers joining the Strictly family.

"I think it’s safe to say that this year’s Strictly will be as exciting and entertaining as always.”

The celebrity line up for this year's Strictly won't be revealed for many months yet, but early rumours have included Angie Best, Adrian Chiles, Karen Danczuk and even Katie Price and Dermot O'Leary

The show returns to BBC One in the autumn!

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