Strictly Come Dancing 2016 pairings: Celebrity and pro couples revealed!

Strictly 2016 celebrities and pro dancers paired up

strictly 2016 line up

Here are the Strictly Come Dancing 2016 pairings as it's revealed who are the celebrity and pro couples.

This year we've fifteen celebrity contestants and seventeen pro dancers.

Kristina Rihanoff, Ola Jordan, Aliona Vilani, Tristan MacManus and Gleb Savchenko have all left the pro line up this year.

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.

However both Neil and Chloe won't get a celeb partner, instead only appearing in the pro routines and acting as standbys in case of any injuries.

The rest of the pros have been partnered with a celebrity and the couples have been revealed in tonight's launch show.

So if you don't want to know who's paired with who on Strictly this year, look away NOW!

Still reading? Then here are all of the Strictly couples for 2016!

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 pairings

Lesley Joseph & Anton du Beke

Naga Munchetty & Pasha Kovalev

Daisy Lowe & Aljaž Škorjanec

Louise Redknapp & Kevin Clifton

Tamika Empson & Gorka Marquez

Claudia Fragapane & AJ Pritchard

Anastacia & Brendan Cole

Laura Whitmore & Giovanni Pernice

Greg Rutherford & Natalie Lowe

Judge Rinder & Oksana Platero

Danny Mac & Oti Mabuse

Melvin Odoom & Janette Manrara

Ore Oduba & Joanne Clifton

Will Young & Karen Clifton

Ed Balls & Katya Jones

PHEW! So what do we all make of that then? Add your comments below!

Strictly Come Dancing aired its red carpet launch tonight on BBC One ahead of the first live show at the end of the month.

As well as the pairings, this evening's opener saw a performance from all of the pros plus the celebrities will took to the dance floor for the very first time for a mesmerising group performance.

Browse pictures of the Strictly Come Dancing 2016 contestants below...

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