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Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Official couples' pictures


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September 19, 2017
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Alexandra Burke© Photo: BBC

Alexandra Burke & Gorka Marquez 

The competition is about to hot up with Alexandra, who is known for her great voice and stage routines, and gorgeous Gorka. Alexandra shot to fame after winning X Factor in 2008 and has had a successful solo career since.

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Aston Merrygold & Janette Manrara 

What a great sizzling pairing! Aston, 29, is best known for being a member of pop group JLS and has a natural talent for dance, having showcased his flexible moves on the X Factor years ago. Since leaving JLS, Aston now performs as a solo artist. Definitely one to watch!

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Brian Conley & Amy Dowden 

Funnyman Brian is sure to entertain us on the dancefloor. The TV entertainer is paired with new pro dancer Amy, so all eyes will be on these two! Brian got his big break with the hugely successful The Brian Conley Show and recently finished a sell-out tour of the UK.

charlotte© Photo: BBC

Charlotte Hawkins & Brendan Cole 

What a match! Show veteran Brendan is bound to teach Good Morning Britain host Charlotte how to reach the final. Charlotte once worked with Eamonn Holmes on Sky's Sunrise, so is likely to get pally with his wife Ruth.

Chizzy Akudolu© Photo: BBC

Chizzy Akudolu & Pasha Kovalev 

We can't wait to see these two dance! Actress Andrea Chizoba "Chizzy" Akudolu is known for her role on Holby City and Pasha always brings the passion to Strictly. Certainly ones to watch!

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Davood Ghadami & Nadiya Bychkova 

EastEnders fans will love seeing hunky Davood, who plays ladies' man Kush Kazemi, dance with new pro Nadiya. Davood has starred in the BBC One soap since 2014.

debbie© Photo: BBC

Debbie McGee & Giovanni Pernice 

Lucky Debbie! The former assistant of the late Paul Daniels is set to dance with the lovely Giovanni and she looked thrilled when the news was announced.

The 58-year-old follows in her late husband's footsteps, who did the show back in 2010.

Gemma Atkinson© Photo: BBC

Gemma Atkinson & Aljaž Škorjanec

These two are going to set our screens on fire! Stunning actress Gemma, who most recently appeared on Emmerdale playing Carly Hope, has been partnered with the popular pro Aljaz.

Joe McFadden© Photo: BBC

Joe McFadden & Katya Jones 

Holby City star Joe and stunning professional Katya are sure to make a great team as they compete to lift the glitter ball trophy. Joe is best-known for his role of Raffaello 'Raf' di Lucca in popular BBC One medical drama.

jonnie© Photo: BBC

Jonnie Peacock & Oti Mabuse

We love this Strictly couple! Fab dancer Oti is paired with Paralympic star Jonnie, who says he wants to "change the stigma", as the first paralympian on the show. Jonnie is World and European T44 100m Champion.

mollie king© Photo: BBC

Mollie King & AJ Pritchard 

Another great pairing - Saturdays singer Mollie King has had experience with dance moves from touring with the hot pop band. Can she win the show with AJ?

reverend© Photo: BBC

Reverend Richard Coles & Dianne Buswell 

These two are going to be fun to watch! Richard is a broadcaster and Church of England priest, best known for co-hosting BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live. Fans will be sure to tune in to watch his Strictly journey.

ruth langsford© Photo: BBC
Simon Rimmer© Photo: BBC

Simon Rimmer & Karen Clifton 

What a great couple! Strictly star Karen is going to have a ball teaching Sunday Brunch's Simon how to dance. Simon, 54, has co-hosted the Channel 4 show with Tim Lovejoy since 2014.

Susan Calman© Photo: BBC

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