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Strictly Come Dancing 2020

The Strictly Come Dancing 2020 pairings have been revealed (Picture: BBC)

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.

The judges were also back looking as glam as ever, with Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse and Craig Revel Horwood sitting apart in their own personal purple booths.

Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman were also on hosting duties, with Claudia rocking a particularly festive and fantastic gold oversized tuxedo.

The celebrities starring this year include the likes of radio DJ Clara Amfo, actress Caroline Quentin, The Wanted’s Max George, MIC’s Jamie Laing and EastEnders star Maisie Smith.

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Caroline is thrilled to be partnered with Johannes (Picture: BBC)

Strictly Come Dancing 2020

Jason is partnered up with Luba (Picture: BBC/Guy Levy)

So far, Clara has been paired with Aljaž, Ranvir with Gorka and Caroline with Johannes.

HRVY has been partnered with Janette, while Jason is paired with Luba and Jamie Laing with Karen.

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.

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Jamie Laing is ecstatic to be paired with Karen (Picture: BBC)

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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MORE: Strictly’s Jacqui Smith has been getting advice from ballroom legend Ed Balls ahead of the launch

MORE: Strictly Come Dancing 2020: First look at glittering launch show complete with socially distanced judging panel


Credit: Original article published here.

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