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Strictly Come Dancing spoiler! First celebrity and pro pairings revealed

The first of Strictly Come Dancing 2017 celebrities and professional dancer pairings have been revealed.


The celebrities discovered their pro partners during this week’s pre-recorded launch, which will air on Saturday night on BBC One.

Although meant to be kept secret until the weekend, at least one of the pairings has been revealed.

EastEnders actor Davood Ghadami will dance with new pro performer Nadiya Bychkova from Ukraine, The Sun newspaper reports.

“Everyone has been teasing Davood that he’s bagged the dancer everyone else wanted,” a source told the tabloid. “Nadiya is drop-dead gorgeous. Who wouldn’t want to dance with her. She’s also a top, top dancer having been world champion twice.

“Davood and Nadiya found out earlier this week and are chuffed with the pairing.

“He’s got a lot to learn and hopes she can teach him a thing or two.”


The remaining celebrity and pro pairings will be revealed in Saturday night’s show on BBC One.

Ahead of the recording, it was revealed that pros Neil Jones and Chloe Hewitt will be sitting out the series with no celeb partner.

They’ll still take part in group dances and also appear on spin-off show It Takes Two.

The rest of the Strictly professional line up includes two new ladies alongside Nadiya: Dianne Buswell from Australia and Amy Dowden from Wales.

The new Strictly Come Dancing professionals will replace Joanne Clifton, Oksana Platero and Natalie Lowe who are all leaving the series.

Those returning to the Strictly dance floor alongside Chloe and Neil are male dancers, Anton Du Beke, Brendan Cole, Kevin Clifton, Pasha Kovalev, Gorka Marquez, Giovanni Pernice, AJ Pritchard and Aljaž Škorjanec


Plus returning female dancers Karen Clifton, Katya Jones, Oti Mabuse and Janette Manrara.

Strictly Come Dancing starts this Saturday night on BBC One at 7PM.