Strictly Come Dancing set for some big changes this year

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Strictly Come Dancing 2017 is reportedly set for some big changes when it hits TV screens.

Pro dancer Karen Clifton has said the BBC One show will have a 'new vibe' as it heads into what will be its fifteenth series.

We already know that Len Goodman has stepped down from the panel, replaced by new judge Shirley Ballas who will also takeover Len's role has head judge.

There have also been a number of confirmed changes to the pro dancer line up with three exits and three newbies replacing them.

Karen told OK! magazine: "Joanne, Natalie, Oksana [are all leaving]… there’s gonna be some big changes this year.

“I’m looking forward to it. There’s so many changes everything feels a little brand new, so we’ll see.”

However she confessed that Strictly bosses kept things top secret even from the professionals.

"Well see, they never really tell us what’s going on until the first day," Karen explained. “I don’t think there needs to be any changes to the format. I think it works great.”

She added: “But if they did want to try something new then I’m definitely up for it!”

Strictly Come Dancing will be back on BBC One in September.

While we can rule Levi out, celebs linked to this year's Strictly cast at the time being include Dame Joan Collins, Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins, Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker, Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock, footballer Frank Lampard and Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill.

There's also X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, Paralympian Ellie Simmonds, Robot Wars host Angela Scanlon, Bros singer Matt Goss, comic Joel Dommett and marathon runner Paula Radcliffe.

However no names are officially confirmed yet and won't be until the autumn.

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