STRICTLY Come Dancing is returning for an eighteenth series to brighten the winter weekends.
The show has finally revealed the long-awaited celebrity couplings for the upcoming series.
Who are the Strictly Come Dancing 2020 couples?
Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse
Bill Bailey has been gifted with 2019 Glitterball winning Oti Mabuse as his partner.
The comedian has said he needs a partner “who doesn’t pull any punches”, so we can only assume Oti is putting him through his paces.
Caroline Quentin and Johannes Radebe
Actress Caroline has been paired with South African Latin Champion Johannes.
Caroline revealed she has been having secret coaching by Hollywood star Elizabeth Hurley, so the pair may be well prepared for the series
Clara Amfo and Aljaž Škorjanec
Radio 1 presenter Clara has been paired up with Strictly favourite Aljaž.
She is in capable hands with the 19-time Slovenian champion in ballroom, Latin and Ten Dance.
HRVY and Janette Manrara
Pop star HRVY has been paired with Janette this year.
She has been paired with the likes of Jake Woods, Peter Andre and Aston Merrygold over the years, but her 2019 partner Will Bayley didn’t last long as he was injured in week six.
Hopefully her partnership with HRVY fares slightly better!
Jacqui Smith and Anton Du Beke
Former Home Secretary is in the capable hands of Strictly veteran Anton Du Beke.
Although luck hasn’t always been on Anton’s side, the pro made it to the final last year so hope is not lost!
Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer
He’s in good hands with longest serving female pro dancer Karen.
Jason Bell and Luba Mushtuk
Former professional American football cornerback Jason has been paired up with pro dancer Luba.
Last year, Luba only made it to week two with Olympic rowing champion James Cracknell, but her pairing with Jason will hopefully be more successful.
JJ Chalmers and Amy Dowden
Invictus Games gold medallist JJ Chalmers is paired with Amy Dowden for this series.
Last year Amy set a personal record, making it to the final with celeb partner Karim Zeroual, so she’ll be hoping to beat last year’s performance to claim the Glitterball.
Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez
Maisie sent fans wild when she asked them to guess who her partner could be on her cryptic Instagram Stories’ post.
The EastEnders star is paired up with Spanish star Gorka Marquez.
Last year, Gorka wasn’t partnered up with a celeb – so he’ll be hoping to impress with partner Maisie.
Max George and Dianne Buswell
Max George is an English singer, songwriter, and performer, who is known for being a former band member of the boyband The Wanted.
Nicola Adams and Katya Jones
Boxer Nicola has confirmed she will be in the show’s first ever same-sex couple with Katya Jones.
Ranvir Singh and Giovanni Pernice
Ranvir, who revealed she’s lost half a stone in weight as she’s “too scared to eat” before her Strictly debut, is paired up with Giovanni.
Despite only joining the show five years ago, Giovanni has managed to get to the final three times, so Ranvir’s chances are looking good.
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When is Strictly Come Dancing 2020 on?
Strictly 2020 launch show is on TONIGHT — a month later than planned.
The start date is October 24.
As a result, it is likely to consist of nine or ten shows — compared to 13 last year.
Once the show is on, episodes will be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer.