First look at Strictly Come Dancing 2018 as pros begin rehearsals

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Here's your very first look at Strictly Come Dancing 2018 as the show's pros begin training.

A first snap of the group was posted by the official Strictly Twitter page today (Monday, July 30).

They wrote: "Getting ready for #Strictly 2018... 💃🏻🕺🏽"

The Strictly Come Dancing 2018 pros were announced earlier this year.

The BBC Has confirmed three new pros for 2018: They 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.

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They will join returning Strictly male professionals AJ Pritchard, Aljaž Škorjanec, Anton Du Beke, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Kevin Clifton, Neil Jones and Pasha Kovalev.

Plus the returning female dancers, Amy Dowden, Dianne Buswell, Janette Manrara, Karen Clifton, Katya Jones, Nadiya Bychkova, and Oti Mabuse.

But we have lost two Strictly pros: Brendan Cole, a series original, and Chloe Hewitt, who joined in 2016, will both be leaving the show.

Strictly Come Dancing boss Louise Rainbow 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.”

Meanwhile, the pro line up may be confirmed but the celebrities they'll be dancing with have yet to be announced.

However there have been a LOT of rumoured names for the latest series, which is set to start in September.

Names Strictly Come Dancing bosses could sign this year include TV personality Anneka Rice, football pundit Chris Kamara and Radio DJ Maya Jama.

Strictly Come Dancing bosses are reportedly "desperate" to sign X Factor star turned TV host Rylan Clark-Neal.

"Rylan is charismatic and popular, and the bosses are sure he would be a huge hit on the show," a source told The Sun. “He is definitely one of their targets for 2018.”

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More potential Strictly 2018 celebs include soap stars Chelsea Halfpenny and Hayley Tamaddon plus breakfast TV presenters Piers Morgan and Dan Walker, who front ITV's Good Morning Britain and BBC's Breakfast respectively.

Hollyoaks star turned Oscar winner Rachel Shenton and The Chase's Mark Labbett have also been tipped to take part in Strictly Come Dancing 2018, alongside former England footballer David James.

Yet more rumoured celebrities include The 2015 Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussein and boxing legend Frank Bruno

Strictly Come Dancing begins on BBC One in September.

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