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Strictly Come Dancing 2014: meet the professional dancers

02 JUNE 2014

Strictly Come Dancing will be returning to screens this autumn and the much-anticipated list of professional dancers has been revealed. 


Show favourite and HELLO! Online blogger Ola Jordan is one of the eight female stars who will return, while her husband James, who has been a Strictly regular for eight years, rejected the offer by the BBC to come back on a reduced role. 


However, James suggested otherwise with a message he posted on Twitter. "WELL TWEEPS Yes it's true I WILL NOT be returning to 'BURN THE FLOOR'.... Sorry, I mean 'Strictly Come Dancing' However........ .........do not believe everything the BBC have written in their statement," he wrote. 


 

CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY OF DANCERS

Strictly Come dancing 2014 dancers



Former champion Artem Chigvintsev, who won the eighth series in 2010 with actress Kara Tointon, will also not return as he has decided to stay in the US where he most recently appeared on Dancing With The Stars. 


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The departing duo will be replaced by two new facesJoanne Clifton, whose brother Kevin already features on Strictly, and Tristan MacManus, who spent three years on Dancing With The Stars teaming up with Pamela Anderson and Gladys Knight among other celebrities. 


Also making her comeback is Ballroom professional Natalie Lowe, who had to pull out of the last series due to a back injury. 


Seven professional male dancers have been confirmed for this year's competition. 


Click on the photo above to see who will star in Strictly Come Dancing 2014.

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