Chloe Hewitt dropped from Strictly Come Dancing pro line up

Strictly Come Dancing 2016 - Professional Dancers

Chloe Hewitt has been dropped from the Strictly Come Dancing pro line up, it's been confirmed.

The dancer, who previously competed in the Britain's Got Talent live shows, has been on the series since 2015.

She joined alongside her professional dance partner AJ Pritchard.

However, while AJ has had celebrity partners, Chloe has only taken part in the specials and made up the ensemble in the pro routines.

Now the BBC has acannounced she won't be apart of the new series for 2018.

Pros Karen Clifton, Kevin Clifton, Chloe Hewitt
Pros Karen Clifton, Kevin Clifton, Chloe Hewitt

Today the channel confirmed the Strictly pro line up with three new names.

Joining the show are Italian Latin Champion Graziano Di Prima, Professional South African Latin Champion Johannes Radebe and four-time winner of the Italian Dance Championship Luba Mushtuk.

Alongside Chloe, Brendan Cole will also be leaving the show.

Louise Rainbow, Executive Producer, Strictly Come Dancing said: “This is the biggest line-up of pros that we’ve ever had on Strictly. We are so lucky to have such an array of talent. A huge thank you goes to Brendan from all of us for 15 amazing series of Strictly. We wish him all the very best with his future projects. We would also like to thank Chloe and wish her well.”

Brendan first announced he had been axed from the show in a shake up back in January.

Brendan had been a pro dancer on the show for the past 14 years but announced his exit on ITV's Lorraine earlier this year.

"They've made an editorial decision not to have me back on the show," he explained in January. "I'm in shock. I got a phone call. I've had 15 incredible series."

brendan cole

The new dancers join AJ Pritchard, Aljaž Škorjanec, Amy Dowden, Anton Du Beke, Dianne Buswell, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Janette Manrara, Karen Clifton, Katya Jones, Kevin Clifton, Nadiya Bychkova, Neil Jones, Oti Mabuse and Pasha Kovalev.

Kate Phillips, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning, said: “There is no other show quite like Strictly Come Dancing, and the last series proved that becoming the most popular Strictly to date. Our celebrity contestants this year are going to have to work harder than ever to keep up with our biggest and best professional dancer line-up yet, in what promises to be another dazzling and unforgettable series.”

Strictly Come Dancing airs on BBC One in the autumn.

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