Strictly Come Dancing 2013: Meet the professional dancers

Dance fever is about the sweep the nation once again. Strictly Come Dancing will make a welcome return to our screens next week bringing with it sequins and sparkles, some nervous new celebrities and of course a talented troupe of professional dancers.

This year the show promises to be even more exciting. Not only is there an extra celeb hitting the dance floor, taking the total up to 15, but five new partners have joined the pro line-up.


Following the departures of Erin Boag, Flavia Cacace, Vincent Simone and Aliona Vilani, some brand new faces are limbering up, ready to battle it out for the famous glitterball trophy. But who will be successful?

Click on the gallery to find out everything you need to know about this year's Strictly dancers.