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MetiNews.Com - The stars have been aligned with their professional dance partners for the 18th series

Manchester news All the Strictly pairings for 2020 revealed Manchester united news

MetiNews.Com - The stars have been aligned with their professional dance partners for the 18th series

Manchester news  All the Strictly pairings for 2020 revealed Manchester united news
17 October 2020 - 22:15

Breaking News ! The couples competing in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing have been revealed in the eagerly-awaited launch show. Men Behaving Badly actress Caroline Quentin, 60, was partnered with Johannes Radebe who won hearts last year on the dancefloor with former Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley. The TV star said she was "beside herself with joy" to have been paired with Johannes on the BBC One dance contest. She also said she dreamed of being a dancer when she was a child. Caroline Quentin and Johannes Radebe (Image: BBC) She said: "I went to ballet school as a little girl, I loved it and my dream was to become a ballerina. "In truth I wasn't quite good enough. "I was a little bit short and a little bit round and I have always had a kind of longing to see if I could be better at it." Aljaž Škorjanec and Clara Amfo (Image: BBC) BBC Radio One presenter Clara Amfo, 36, was partnered with Aljaz Skorjanec. "I am so pleased to be paired with Aljaz, his energy I connect to," she said. Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh, 43, was delighted to be partnered with Giovanni Pernice. Ranvir Singh and Giovanni Pernice (Image: BBC) Singh said: "Giovanni was hand on heart the dancer that I really, really wanted." Anton Du Beke, who was paired with former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, 57, tweeted to say it is a "tremendous achievement" to get the programme back on television screens amid the coronavirus pandemic. He wrote: "So excited that Strictly series 18 is all systems go - such a tremendous achievement by everyone involved in making this happen!" Jacqui Smith and Anton Du Beke (Image: BBC) Jacqui said: "I'm completely out of my comfort zone but I'm going to prove that even when you are in your late 50s you can learn new things and find joy in a new adventure." Former boxer Nicola Adams will make history as part of the show's first ever same-sex pairing between a celebrity and a professional dancer. The Olympic champion, 37, has been teamed up with pro Katya Jones, 31. Nicola Adams and Katya Jones (Image: BBC) Katya said: ''I think the beauty of this partnership is it's never been done before on Strictly so basically we are free to do what we want, there's no real rules.'' And Nicola says she is ''so excited'' to have announced her partner. 'I couldn't have been paired with a better partner than a fellow champ in her own right and I can't wait to see what creative dance routines Katya comes up with," she said. Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez (Image: BBC) EastEnders actress Maisie Smith, 19, will be the partner of Gorka Marquez. Gorka found love with former contestant Gemma Atkinson, from Bury, on the show in 2017. Maisie, who plays Tiffany Butcher in the BBC One soap, said: "As much as I'm excited, I'm also nervous. This is a whole new experience for me." Amy Dowden and JJ Chalmers (Image: BBC) Scottish TV presenter JJ Chalmers, 33, will compete alongside Amy Dowden.

. And The Wanted's Max George, 32, from Bolton, will perform with Dianne Buswell. YouTube star HRVY, real name Harvey Leigh Cantwell, 21, is coupled with Janette Manrara. HRVY and Janette Manrara (Image: BBC) He discussed his recent positive test for Covid-19 as he was introduced to viewers. ''I did test positive for coronavirus but I isolated with my family and we followed the government guidelines and I'm here,'' he said. Discussing his partnership, he added that he thinks they will be a ''fiery mess''. Luba Mushtuk and Jason Bell (Image: BBC) Former NFL star Jason Bell, 42, will perform with Luba Mushtuk. He said that dancing is similar to his past profession, adding: ''It is all about footwork.'' Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing, 31, will dance with Karen Hauer. Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer (Image: BBC) The reality TV personality is pleased to have been given a second chance at performing on the show after he was forced to pull out last year through injury and was replaced by Kelvin Fletcher who went on to lift the glitterball trophy with Oti. The show is taking in front of a socially-distanced audience, and this year's contestants are subject to strict coronavirus rules. Either the professional dancer or the celebrity will be living on their own for the duration of the series as they form a support bubble. Oti Mabuse and Bill Bailey (Image: BBC) Judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas have returned to the panel but Bruno Tonioli is absent from the launch as he is in America working on their version of Strictly, Dancing With The Stars. The BBC has previously said he will join remotely for the Sunday night results show and is due to return full-time towards the end of the series. This series is shorter this year starting in October instead of September because of the pandemic. Max George and Dianne Buswell (Image: BBC) The BBC has explained that it is 'doing everything possible' to protect the cast, crew and audience during the filming of Strictly Come Dancing 2020. Show bosses explained: "To make it more manageable during these unprecedented times, we have a smaller crew, fewer episodes and less couples. Sign up to the free MEN email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Greater Manchester direct to your inbox with the free MEN newsletter You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here "We are using many creative solutions as well as recognised measures to be able to bring Strictly to your screens, including: isolation, testing, working from home when possible, increased cleaning, sanitizing, bubbles and cohorts. Read More Related Articles How have they made Strictly Come Dancing safe this year under coronavirus restrictions? "We are following the current Government advice, industry and BBC specific guidelines and are constantly reviewing and adapting our plans whenever needed." "It has never felt so good to be back," said host Tess Daly. She and co-host Claudia Winkleman took to the stage and explained they had to stand two metres apart because of social distancing. And they have a smaller studio audience this year at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire who are kept apart in household groups.

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Manchester news All the Strictly pairings for 2020 revealed Manchester united news


Manchester news All the Strictly pairings for 2020 revealed Manchester united news


Manchester news All the Strictly pairings for 2020 revealed Manchester united news


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