Strictly Come Dancing pro Karen Clifton hopes her next celeb partner will stick around

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Karen Clifton is hoping her next Strictly Come Dancing 2017 partner will stick around.

The pro dancer was partnered with Will Young on last year's series who quit the show three weeks in.

Speaking this week about the last series, Karen recalled: "It was a difficult time."

She told the Daily Star on Sunday newspaper of the upcoming run: "This series I'm just hoping for a partner that's fun and wants a good time and who will enjoy the journey - and be there.

"Whenever you're on the show you're hoping you'll get someone who wants to be there.

"Strictly is so loved and you want someone who is keen to learn and is ready for a new adventure."

And Karen added: "I'm looking forward to this year. I'd love to do as well as my partner wants to do.

"You always want to make sure your partner goes as far as they can. That's what is important."

The new series of Strictly Come Dancing will start on TV next month (September).

Right now the BBC has so far confirmed seven names for the Strictly Come Dancing 2017 line up.

They are The Saturdays' Mollie King, EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami, Host of ITV's This Morning and regular Loose Women panellist Ruth Langsford, Reverend Richard Coles, and soap actress Gemma Atkinson.

Also on the official line up so far are TV chef and presenter Simon Rimmer and Holby City actor Joe McFadden

Alongside those officially confirmed, rumoured celebs for the new series include comic Brian Conley, Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins, Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker, Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock, Robot Wars host Angela Scanlon, Bros singer Matt Goss and marathon runner Paula Radcliffe.

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