Strictly Come Dancing 2016: Meet the three new professionals joining the show

As the new series of Strictly Come Dancing approaches, three new professionals have joined the line-up – and you might just recognise two of them! Neil Jones, AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt will take to the dancefloor with another batch of celebrity contestants later this year – but this isn't the first time AJ and Chloe have appeared on TV.

The dance partners wowed the judges on rival show Britain's Got Talent in 2013, with Simon Cowell describing their technique as "faultless". At 20-years-old Chloe is the youngest ever professional on the show, and she has confessed joining BBC One's Strictly is a dream come true.



Chloe Hewitt is the youngest professional to ever join the show

She said: "My childhood dream of being on Strictly Come Dancing is now a reality! The sheer excitement is exhilarating and I cannot wait to be part of the Strictly family."


AJ Pritchard previously appeared with Chloe on Britain's Got Talent

AJ, 21, has been dancing competitively with Chloe for nine years, and over the course of their successful careers they have set records by becoming the National Youth Latin Champions for three years in a row from 2012.

Neil is joining the show alongside his wife Katya and they are the three-time winners of the World Amateur Latin Championships, and he is the undefeated four-time British National Champion.


Neil Jones joins the show this year with wife Katya 

He said of becoming part of the show: "I am so thrilled to be joining the cast of Strictly Come Dancing! As a British dancer I have grown up watching this amazing show, it's a massive honour and I am feeling pumped and excited to be part of the Strictly family."


Other professionals this year include Latin dancer Gorka Marquez, Ukrainian Oksana Platero and Georgia May Foote's boyfriend and former partner on the show Giovanni Pernice. To see the full line-up of the professionals, click here

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