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Strictly Come Dancing 2023 professionals line up confirmed – who’s left and who’s new

Here’s who makes up the line up of professionals on Strictly Come Dancing for 2023!


Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will once again be back to host the show as a brand new group of celebrities compete for the glitterball trophy.

Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Anton Du Beke and Shirley Ballas all return as judges for what will be the 21st series this autumn.

Strictly Come Dancing judges Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood, Anton Du Beke, Shirley Ballas
Strictly Come Dancing judges Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood, Anton Du Beke, Shirley Ballas. Credit: BBC/Ray Burmiston

The professional dancers on 2023 will include Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima, Amy Dowden, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Nikita Kuzmin, Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk, Giovanni Pernice and Jowita Przystal.

Joining them are Johannes Radebe, Kai Widdrington, Nancy Xu, Carlos Gu, Lauren Oakley, Michelle Tsiakkas and Vita Coppola.

Cameron Lombard has departed the series, with the show saying: “Cameron is a fantastic performer and we have loved working with him for the past two years on Strictly.

“He is currently pursuing other opportunities but will always be part of the family and our door will always be open to him in the future.”


There won’t be any new professional dancers for 2023.

Meanwhile the celebrity line up for this year’s Strictly has now been confirmed with fifteen famous faces.

As ever, the show will see the celebs and their pro partners competing weekly for marks from the judges and votes from the viewers at home.

The new series will also feature more unforgettable group routines, world class music acts, theme weeks and of course a trip to the iconic Tower Ballroom in Blackpool.


Sarah James, Executive Producer, BBC Studios said: “Excitement is already building for the 21st series of Strictly and we are so lucky to have the best team in the business both on and off camera. Our amazing presenters, incredible panel of judges and world class professional dancers are ready to bring the sparkle back to your screens this Autumn. We can’t wait!”

Strictly Come Dancing will air on BBC and BBC iPlayer from Saturday, 16 September 2023.