Strictly Come Dancing has finally revealed the celebrity and professional pairings for the 2020 series.
In the launch show, which aired on Saturday, the annual Strictly pairing ritual took place.
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman were also on hosting duties, with Claudia rocking a particularly festive and fantastic gold oversized tuxedo.
So far, Clara has been paired with Aljaž, Ranvir with Gorka and Caroline with Johannes.
Next up was boxer Nicola, who has made show history by being paired with Katya, Jacqui has been paired with Anton and Maisie with Gorka.
Speaking about making show history and being partnered with Katya, Nicola explained: ‘I want people to see my personality and my fun side.
‘I want to set fire to the dance floor and bust some moves.’
‘It’s never been done before on Strictly, so we are free to do what we want,’ Katya added.
Who are the Strictly 2020 pairings?
Clara Amfo is paired with Aljaž Škorjanec
Ranvir Singh is paired with Giovanni Pernice
HRVY is paired with Janette Manrara
Caroline Quentine is paired with Johannes Radebe
Jamie Laing is paired with Karen Hauer
Jason Bell is paired with Luba Mushtuk
Nicola Adams is paired with Katya Jones
Jacqui Smith is paired with Anton Du Beke
Maisie Smith is paired with Gorka Marquez
There were fears that the series wouldn’t go ahead this year after the show missed its usual September start date due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But, the Glitterball trophy is still up for grabs – even if it is running for only nine weeks this year instead of the typical 13.
The change of dates mean that Strictly staples Halloween week and Blackpool week have been ditched.
The live shows will kick off on Saturday, October 24 and continue until December 19 – the weekend before Christmas.
This story is being updated as the pairings are announced.
Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturday at 7.25pm on BBC One.
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