Strictly Come Dancing 2016 pros confirmed! Who's in and who's out?

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The Strictly Come Dancing 2016 pros have this morning been CONFIRMED!

And there are a few changes...

The BBC today unveiled the dynamic new professional dancer line up which includes three brand new sensational dancers alongside the return of viewers’ favourites.

So first of all, who's out? Kristina Rihanoff, Ola Jordan and Aliona Vilani along with relative newbie Tristan MacManus all confirmed their exits previously, while Gleb Savchenko has also been confirmed to have quit.

New faces in their place are world-class Latin and Ballroom dance experts including World Champion Katya Jones, Ukrainian Champion Oksana Platero and top Spanish dance professional Gorka Marquez.

Also joining Strictly are a trio of British dancers including World Champion Neil Jones and British and European Youth Latin and Ballroom Champions, AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt, who will be the youngest ever professional dancers to appear on Strictly Come Dancing.

Returning to the Strictly dance floor are the marvellous male dancers, Anton du Beke, Brendan Cole, Kevin Clifton, Pasha Kovalev, Aljaž Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice; and the fabulous female dancers returning are Karen Clifton, Natalie Lowe, Joanne Clifton, Janette Manrara and Oti Mabuse.

Louise Rainbow, Executive Producer of Strictly Come Dancing said today: "We are delighted with our professional dancer line up this year and we welcome three new stunning dancers to our Strictly family.

"Our most recent series was a terrific one for Strictly, winning both an NTA and BAFTA Television Award, and we are all so excited to build on that and look forward to yet another brilliant and entertaining series.”

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One in the Autumn when the celebrity line-up will also be revealed.

PIC credits:
Gorka Marquez Credit: Gorka Marquez
Oksana Platero: Photographer and Copyright owner: Edward Gelhaus
Katya Jones: Photographer and Copyright owner: Igor Malakhov

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