Will these be the new pros on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016?

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Strictly Come Dancing bosses have started their hunt for new pros for this year's latest series.

Three professional dancers have confirmed they have already quit show with Ola Jordan, Aliona Vilani and Kristina Rihanoff having all announced their exits.

The trio were all on the programme for years so filling their boots won't be easy.

The Sun newspaper reports that top of the list of possible replacements is Elena Samodanova, a pro on the Australian and American shows, and husband to last year's new pro Gleb Savchenko

“She would be incredible. I wouldn’t mind her dancing with another man," he said recently.

Swedish performer Isabel Edvardsson from the German version of Strictly is also named as a possible replacement together with Dancing With The Stars performer Peta Murgatroyd.

Another name linked to this year's Strictly pro line up is Iveta Lukosiute who could be back after leaving in 2014.

“We want brilliant personalities on Strictly, but also brilliant dancers," a source told The Sun newspaper. “Ola, Kristina and especially Aliona were absolutely brilliant choreographers and created routines people wanted to watch again and again.

“They are huge losses, but we’re determined to find great new talent.”

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 will air on BBC One in the autumn.

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