• Has Kate Silverton accidentally let slip who her Strictly partner is ahead of the launch?

    Kate Silverton appears to have inadvertently revealed who her Strictly Come Dancing partner is ahead of the show's first episode on Saturday night. Speaking to HELLO! and other reporters at the press launch, the BBC newsreader hinted that it could be new professional dancer, Graziano Di Prima, who has been bonding with her children; six-year-old Clemency and four-year-old Wilbur. When asked what her family thought about her appearing on the dance show, she replied: "It's interesting because it's really full on - and my husband also works away a lot, we are 'juggling juggling' it a lot between us.

  • Katie Piper teases fans with Strictly dance partner photo: see it here

    With only a few hours left until the new series starts tonight, Katie Piper has whipped Strictly Come Dancing fans into a frenzy by sharing a photo of her dance partner. Tonight’s launch episode, which airs at 7:35pm on BBC One, will see the 15 nervous celebrities be partnered up with their professional dancers. Everything is very hush-hush about who will be coupled up together, but that hasn’t stopped Katie from sharing the picture on social media. However, much to her fans' frustration, the 34-year-old presenter and author has covered the male dancer’s face with a huge emoji. What

  • Strictly Come Dancing 2018 couples - catch up on all the launch show news

    It’s Strictly launch night, which means it’s time to find out which professional dancer each of the 15 celebrities will be paired up with! Stick with us as the new couples are announced throughout the first show of series 16 to keep up to date with the confirmed top-tapping twosomes. This year there are three new sizzling dancers being added to the professional lineup, along with some of our old favourites. Celebrities include Katie Piper, Lee Ryan, Ashley Roberts and Dr Ranj Singh, so we can’t wait to see who’s going to be rattling out the rumba and stepping