Strictly Come Dancing’s 2022 {couples} are REVEALED!

The Strictly Come Dancing 2022 pairings were printed.

Main the pack is reigning champion Giovanni Pernice, who will shape one among two same-sex pairings this sequence, as he’s taking to the ground with Richie Anderson, whilst comic Jayde Adams will carry out with Karen Hauer.

In different places, Helen Skelton will take to the ground with Gorka Marquez after turning into a last-minute addition to the display, whilst Katya Jones has been partnered with footballer Tony Adams.

The high-anticipated release display had at first been because of air on September 17, however were postponed because of it being simply two days sooner than the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, which came about on September 19.

Just the two of us: Helen Skelton will take to the floor with Gorka Marquez after becoming a last-minute addition to the show

Published! The Strictly Come Dancing 2022 pairings were printed and main the pack is reigning champion Giovanni Pernice, who will shape one among two same-sex pairings this sequence, whilst Helen Skelton will take to the ground with Gorka Marquez

After being topped sequence champion with Rose Ayling-Ellis, this 12 months’s Strictly will see Giovanni take to the ground with DJ Richie, who had showed forward of the sequence that he can be dancing with a male spouse.

Detailing his necessities for a dance spouse, Richie mused: ‘As the nice 80s thinker Sinitta mentioned, “he’s were given to be giant and powerful and sufficient to… whirl me across the dance flooring!”‘

For the primary time within the display’s historical past, there might be two same-sex {couples} acting in the similar sequence, with Karen, who final 12 months danced with Greg Sensible, taking to the ground with comic Jayde.

Sharing her emotions on being a part of the Strictly enjoy, Jade defined: ‘I believe find it irresistible’s now not actual, I believe like any person made a Strictly themed party and I’m in the midst of it!’

Let's do this! Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds will dance with Nikita Kuzmin, who last year took to the floor with Tilly Ramsay

Let’s do that! Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds will dance with Nikita Kuzmin, who final 12 months took to the ground with Tilly Ramsay

Honour: Speaking on how she felt representing people with dwarfism on the show, Ellie told host Tess: 'It means everything, to represent not just dwarfism but disability in general, for me to go out of my comfort zone and do something that I’ve never done before'

Honour: Talking on how she felt representing folks with dwarfism at the display, Ellie instructed host Tess: ‘It way the whole thing, to constitute now not simply dwarfism however incapacity generally, for me to move out of my convenience zone and do one thing that I’ve by no means performed sooner than’

Over the moon: Richie was simply delighted to be matched with Giovanni, declaring on the show that he felt like a 'competition winner'

Over the moon: Richie was once merely thrilled to be matched with Giovanni, mentioning at the display that he felt like a ‘festival winner’

Making history: For the first time in the show's history, there will be two same-sex couples performing in the same series, with Karen, who last year danced with Greg Wise, taking to the floor with comedian Jayde

Making historical past: For the primary time within the display’s historical past, there might be two same-sex {couples} acting in the similar sequence, with Karen, who final 12 months danced with Greg Sensible, taking to the ground with comic Jayde

In different places Helen will take to the dancefloor with Gorka, who final 12 months was once eradicated all the way through the display’s 3rd week after failing to provoke with Katie McGlynn.

On how she felt in regards to the prospect of dealing with acid-tongued pass judgement on Craig, Helen quipped: ‘I’ve were given 3 little children so I don’t assume there’s any tantrum you’ll be able to throw at me that I haven’t already observed!’ 

Kai Widdrington, who was once final 12 months compelled to withdraw from the overall after his superstar spouse AJ Odudu suffered an damage, will this 12 months dance with broadcaster Kaye Adams.

Alternatively, Kaye predicted that her dancing abilities will indubitably fulfill pass judgement on Craig, who’s widely known for his put-downs, as she instructed him: ‘I’m your early Christmas provide, I’m the turkey with all of the trimmings.’

Katya Jones, who set tongues wagging final 12 months when she gave the impression to kiss the now-single Olympic superstar Adam Peaty, has been paired up with footballer Tony Adams.

First meeting: Helen will take to the dancefloor with Gorka, who last year was eliminated during the show's third week after failing to impress with Katie McGlynn

First assembly: Helen will take to the dancefloor with Gorka, who final 12 months was once eradicated all the way through the display’s 3rd week after failing to provoke with Katie McGlynn

Not fazed: On how she felt about the prospect of facing acid-tongued judge Craig, Helen quipped: 'I’ve got three little kids so I don’t think there’s any tantrum you can throw at me that I haven’t already seen!'

Now not fazed: On how she felt in regards to the prospect of dealing with acid-tongued pass judgement on Craig, Helen quipped: ‘I’ve were given 3 little children so I don’t assume there’s any tantrum you’ll be able to throw at me that I haven’t already observed!’

Matched up: Kai Widdrington, who was last year forced to withdraw from the final after his celebrity partner AJ Odudu suffered an injury, will this year dance with broadcaster Kaye Adams

Matched up: Kai Widdrington, who was once final 12 months compelled to withdraw from the overall after his superstar spouse AJ Odudu suffered an damage, will this 12 months dance with broadcaster Kaye Adams

Partner goals: Katya Jones, who set tongues wagging last year when she appeared to kiss the now-single Olympic star Adam Peaty, has been paired up with footballer Tony Adams

Spouse targets: Katya Jones, who set tongues wagging final 12 months when she gave the impression to kiss the now-single Olympic superstar Adam Peaty, has been paired up with footballer Tony Adams

Wow factor: Singer and DJ Fleur East has been coupled with newcomer Vito Coppola

Wow issue: Singer and DJ Fleur East has been coupled with newcomer Vito Coppola

Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds will dance with Nikita Kuzmin, who final 12 months took to the ground with Tilly Ramsay, whilst singer and DJ Fleur East has been coupled with newcomer Vito Coppola.

When requested how she juggle Strictly together with her Hits Radio Breakfast display, the previous X Issue superstar answered: ‘“I’ve were given six alarms that I set, as a result of I snooze they all. I’ll be up at 4.30am waking everybody up after which dancing at evening!’ 

In the meantime, talking on how she felt representing folks with dwarfism at the display, Ellie instructed host Tess: ‘It way the whole thing, to constitute now not simply dwarfism however incapacity generally, for me to move out of my convenience zone and do one thing that I’ve by no means performed sooner than. 

‘Dancing is for all, sure, I’m going to have to conform, I’m going to have to peer what it’s like, however to be available in the market each Saturday evening dancing… I’m so so proud.’ 

New duo: Last year's finalist Johannes Radebe, who had performed with Great British Bake Off star John Whaite, will this year dance with comedian Ellie Taylor

New duo: Remaining 12 months’s finalist Johannes Radebe, who had carried out with Nice British Bake Off superstar John Whaite, will this 12 months dance with comic Ellie Taylor

New pair: EastEnders star James Bye, who insists he has 'got zero dance experience' will perform with pro Amy Dowden

New pair: EastEnders superstar James Bye, who insists he has ‘were given 0 dance enjoy’ will carry out with professional Amy Dowden

Whilst her spouse Nikita shared: ‘For me, the objective for this season is for Ellie to have the most efficient time of her lifestyles.’ 

Remaining 12 months’s finalist Johannes Radebe, who had carried out with Nice British Bake Off superstar John Whaite, will this 12 months dance with comic Ellie Taylor.

EastEnders superstar James Bye, who insists he has ‘were given 0 dance enjoy’ will carry out with professional Amy Dowden, whilst singer and CBBC superstar Molly Rainford will take to the dancefloor with sequence newcomer Carlos Gu.

Coronation Boulevard superstar Kym Marsh will dance with Graziano Di Prima, who final 12 months took to the ground with Judi Love, whilst Matt Goss has been paired up with Nadiya Bychkova.

Streets ahead? Coronation Street star Kym Marsh will dance with Graziano Di Prima, who last year took to the floor with Judi Love

Streets forward? Coronation Boulevard superstar Kym Marsh will dance with Graziano Di Prima, who final 12 months took to the ground with Judi Love

Thrilled: Describing how she felt at finally discovering her dance partner, Kym shared: 'My stomach was churning, but I was delighted!'

Overjoyed: Describing how she felt at in spite of everything finding her dance spouse, Kym shared: ‘My abdomen was once churning, however I used to be thrilled!’

Music to his ears: Matt Goss has been paired up with Nadiya Bychkova

Track to his ears: Matt Goss has been paired up with Nadiya Bychkova

Describing how she felt at in spite of everything finding her dance spouse, Kym shared: ‘My abdomen was once churning, however I used to be thrilled!’

DJ Tyler West will dance with Dianne Buswell, who final 12 months withdrew from the sequence along Robert Webb because of his well being issues. Sharing her pleasure about her new spouse, Dianne was once fast to signify their group moniker: ‘Workforce TyeDie’. 

Rounding out this 12 months’s {couples} are actor Will Mellor, who has been partnered with Nancy Xu, and Countryfile’s Hamza Yassin, who will dance with Jowita Przystal and instructed how his Strictly want is to bag a ten from Craig.

Will, who instructed how he lives close to pass judgement on Anton, described himself and Nancy as a ‘highest fit’, remarking to Tess: ‘I’m like an excitable pet and so’s she!’ 

The fifteen {couples} were operating exhausting within the coaching room, with their debut efficiency set to air all the way through the primary Strictly are living display on Saturday, with the judging panel scoring each and every dance out of 40.

Fun times: DJ Tyler West will dance with Dianne Buswell, who last year withdrew from the series alongside Robert Webb due to his health concerns

Amusing occasions: DJ Tyler West will dance with Dianne Buswell, who final 12 months withdrew from the sequence along Robert Webb because of his well being issues

Nice one! Rounding out this year's couples are actor Will Mellor, who has been partnered with Nancy Xu

Great one! Rounding out this 12 months’s {couples} are actor Will Mellor, who has been partnered with Nancy Xu

The pairs will then ship a 2nd efficiency the next week when the general public vote will open, sooner than a effects display on Sunday finds which two pairs gained the fewest votes and should compete within the dance off.

The judges will then make a decision which couple they wish to save, and the opposite pair might be eradicated. 

The sequence opener additionally featured two fantastic performances from the Strictly execs, in addition to the go back of reigning champion Rose Ayling-Ellis, and a track efficiency from John Legend who carried out his new unmarried All She Wanna Do.

Becoming a member of Claudia and Giovanni at the settee forward in their comeback dance, Rose instructed the way it was once ‘pretty’ to be again at the display whilst expressing her surprise that it were a 12 months since she took phase.

She added that coaching for her go back dance with Giovanni made her realise how a lot she ‘overlooked’ coaching with him, whilst the Italian hunk added that the few hours they danced in combination as soon as once more was once ‘magical’.  

Dusting off their paddles had been returning judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke. 

Let's dance: Singer and CBBC star Molly Rainford will take to the dancefloor with series newcomer Carlos Gu

Let’s dance: Singer and CBBC superstar Molly Rainford will take to the dancefloor with sequence newcomer Carlos Gu

Can't wait: Countryfile's Hamza Yassin, who will dance with Jowita Przystal and told how his Strictly wish is to bag a 10 from Craig

Cannot wait: Countryfile’s Hamza Yassin, who will dance with Jowita Przystal and instructed how his Strictly want is to bag a ten from Craig

Whilst audience had been indubitably unhappy to not see display favourites Aljaz Skorjanec and Oti Mabuse, who each surrender Strictly Come Dancing previous this 12 months.

This sequence has additionally observed the creation of 4 new execs, Eu cup winner Vito Coppola, Chinese language Nationwide Champion Carlos Gu, former Below 21 British Nationwide Champion Lauren Oakley and Latin dance champion Michelle Tsiakkas.

All over Friday’s release the 4 execs had been formally presented to audience via a pre-filmed cinematic dance regimen.

Vito Coppola up to now mentioned of his new function: ‘I’m truly excited to grow to be a part of this circle of relatives. I will not wait to start out this new journey and to problem myself. Strictly sto arrivando! (or: Strictly I’m coming!)’

Delay: The high-anticipated launch show had originally been due to air on September 17, but had been postponed due to it being just two days before the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II , which took place on September 19

Lengthen: The high-anticipated release display had at first been because of air on September 17, however were postponed because of it being simply two days sooner than the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II , which came about on September 19

Carlos Gu added: ‘I am overjoyed to enroll in Strictly and really excited to get began. It is a new bankruptcy of my lifestyles and a brand new problem as smartly. I am completely in a position to take in this adventure and to polish.’  

Former Below 21 British Nationwide Champion Lauren Oakley gushed: ‘I have grown up looking at Strictly, at all times hoping that someday I may well be a part of the most efficient display on tv, doing what I really like essentially the most.’

‘Now that it is going down, it does not rather appear actual. I will’t wait to start out this new sequined journey and sign up for this fantastic circle of relatives.’

Latin champ Michelle Tsiakkas mentioned: ‘Being a qualified dancer on Strictly Come Dancing has been my dream ever since I used to be somewhat lady.’

They're baaack! Dusting off their paddles were returning judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke

They are baaack! Dusting off their paddles had been returning judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke 

Grand return! The new series of Strictly Come Dancing will once again be hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman , who had presented the show together since 2014

Grand go back! The brand new sequence of Strictly Come Dancing will as soon as once more be hosted through Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman , who had introduced the display in combination since 2014

‘I will not imagine my dream has come true! I am so thankful to be becoming a member of this fantastic circle of relatives and I will’t wait to step on that magical dance flooring and provides it my all!’ 

The postponed release display in spite of everything aired after being not on time because of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, with the unique date to begin with set simply two days sooner than the monarch was once laid to relaxation.

The UK was once positioned in a duration of mourning on September 8 after Buckingham Palace introduced the Queen’s passing, with a lot of BBC’s time table stuffed with rolling protection of occasions resulting in her funeral on September 19.

Executive steering had mentioned that leisure occasions had been below no legal responsibility to be cancelled or postponed events all the way through the mourning duration, regardless that it were closely prompt as a mark of recognize.

They've got the moves! The series opener also featured two incredible performances from the Strictly professionals

They have got were given the strikes! The sequence opener additionally featured two fantastic performances from the Strictly execs

New faces: During Friday's launch the four pros were officially introduced to viewers through a pre-filmed cinematic dance routine

New faces: All over Friday’s release the 4 execs had been formally presented to audience via a pre-filmed cinematic dance regimen

In consequence, the BBC opted to air the Paddington motion pictures in honour of the Queen, with the primary movie proven instead of the release display final Saturday.

This sequence would be the first in 3 years to be broadcast with out Covid measures, which compelled bosses to introduce restrictions together with ‘bubbles’ for coaching and restricted target audience numbers. 

Sequence 20 of Strictly will see its stars have fun 100 years of the BBC with a distinct themed week this 12 months. 

Winners:  Reigning champion Rose Ayling-Ellis returned with partner Giovanni Pernice, where they enjoyed a chat with Claudia before performing for fans once again

Winners:  Reigning champion Rose Ayling-Ellis returned with spouse Giovanni Pernice, the place they loved a talk with Claudia sooner than acting for fanatics as soon as once more

Overjoyed to be again: Becoming a member of Claudia and Giovanni at the settee forward in their comeback dance, Rose instructed the way it was once ‘pretty’ to be again at the display whilst expressing her surprise that it were a 12 months since she took phase

Magic: She added that training for her return dance with Giovanni made her realise how much she 'missed' training with him, while the Italian hunk added that the few hours they danced together once again was 'magical'

Magic: She added that coaching for her go back dance with Giovanni made her realise how a lot she ‘overlooked’ coaching with him, whilst the Italian hunk added that the few hours they danced in combination as soon as once more was once ‘magical’

To mark the centenary, the Strictly {couples} will both dance ‘to a theme song from an iconic BBC programme or in tribute to some of the BBC’s most-loved products and services’.

The anniversary display may be set to function two particular routines through the pros – one will honour the BBC’s Herbal Historical past Programming unit, whilst the opposite will see the dancers ‘crashing’ some flagship displays.

Strictly Come Dancing’s first are living display will air on September 24, with It Takes Two returning on September 26.

Strictly Come Dancing 2022: Who’re the {couples}?

HELEN SKELTON AND GORKA MARQUEZ 

Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez

Helen Skelton and Gorka Marquez

Superstar’s age: 39

Career: TV and radio broadcaster

Helen says: ‘I am truly excited to get caught right into a amusing journey. My friends and family have at all times enjoyed the display and can not look ahead to me to get began’

ELLIE SIMMONDS AND NIKITA KUZMIN 

Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Guzman

Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Guzman

Superstar’s age: 27

Career: Former athlete 

Ellie says: ‘To be requested to be a part of the Strictly circle of relatives is simply so thrilling and I will not wait, it will such a lot amusing.’

ELLIE TAYLOR AND JOHANNES RADEBE 

Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe

Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe

Superstar’s age: 38

Career: Comic

Ellie says: ‘Smartly, quilt me in faux tan and roll me in sequins! I am completely over the moon to be part of Strictly 2022!’

FLEUR EAST AND VITO COPPOLA 

Fleur East and Vito Coppola

Fleur East and Vito Coppola

Superstar’s age: 34 

Career: Singer

Fleur says:  ‘I am similarly worried and overjoyed to be a part of this 12 months’s Strictly line up. I am excited to be told new abilities and I need to absorb each second of this magical enjoy.’

JAMES BYE AND AMY DOWDEN 

James Bye and Amy Dowden

James Bye and Amy Dowden

Superstar’s age: 38

Career: EastEnders actor

James says ‘I am not recognized for my shimmy or my twinkle ft – in reality my youngsters ceaselessly chuckle at my dad dancing however it is an honour to be requested and I’ll give it my perfect shot.’

JAYDE ADAMS AND KAREN HAUER 

Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer

Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer

Superstar’s age: 37

Career: Comic

Jayde says: ‘I have been a large fan of the display for years. I believe like I am looking at myself in a dream and I will’t imagine I have manifested this.’

TYLER WEST AND DIANNE BUSWELL 

Tyler West and Dianne Buswell

Tyler West and Dianne Buswell

Superstar’s age: 26

Career: Radio DJ

Tyler says: ‘It is a display that suggests such a lot to me and my circle of relatives and I will’t wait to significantly shake a leg on that glossy dance flooring… with a facet of sequins.’

HAMZA YASSIN AND JOWITA PRZYSTAL 

Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal

Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal

Superstar’s age: 35

Profession: Natural world cameraman and presenter

Hamza says: ‘I’m completely over the moon to be becoming a member of Strictly 2022. By no means in one million years did I feel I’d be on any such cool display.’

RICHIE ANDERSON AND GIOVANNI PERNICE 

Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernice

Richie Anderson and Giovanni Pernice

Superstar’s age: 34

Career: Radio presenter 

Richie says: ‘This can be a dream come true! I will not wait to get in the ones glints and sequins and shimmy throughout essentially the most well-known dance flooring on the earth!’

KYM MARSH AND GRAZIANO DI PRIMA 

Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima

Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima

Superstar’s age: 46

Career: Coronation Boulevard superstar and presenter

Kym says: ‘I am so thrilled that this 12 months they have got! I am an enormous fan of the display and can not imagine I’ll pass from looking at at house in my pyjamas to in truth dancing in entrance of the judges in a shiny get dressed.’

MATT GOSS AND NADIYA BYCHKOVA 

Matt Goss and Nadiya Bychkova

Matt Goss and Nadiya Bychkova

Superstar’s age: 53

Career: Singer

Matt says: ‘I have been reclusive, I come and paintings after which return to The united states. I believed, it is time for me to come back house and get out of my very own means’

MOLLY RAINFORD AND CARLOS GU 

Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu

Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu

Age: 21

Career: Singer 

Molly says: ‘I already comprehend it’s gonna be an enjoy of a life-time and I will’t wait to satisfy the remainder of the Strictly circle of relatives I’m going to be sharing it with.’

WILL MELLOR AND NANCY XU 

Will Mellor and Nancy Xu

Will Mellor and Nancy Xu

Superstar’s age: 46

Career: Actor

Will says: ‘I do know it’s going to be an enormous problem however that is what lifestyles is all about. This may be my Mum’s favorite display and he or she’s had a truly difficult few years so I am doing that is for her as smartly. Convey it on!’

TONY ADAMS AND KATYA JONES 

Tony Adams and Katya Jones

Tony Adams and Katya Jones

Superstar’s age: 55

Career: Retired footballer and supervisor

Tony says:  ‘To mention I’m excited is an underestimation – the trap of the sequins and the decision of the salsa has me swapping my battered previous soccer boots for a collection of Strictly cushy footwear’

KAYE ADAMS AND KAI WIDDRINGTON 

Kaye Adams and Kai Widdrington

Kaye Adams and Kai Widdrington

Superstar’s age: 59 

Career: Tv presenter 

Kaye says: ‘I mentioned I sought after to make the final 12 months of my fifties memorable and i will’t assume of a higher means of doing it than appearing the arena my two left toes. Pray for me!’ 

 

 

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