Strictly Come Dancing confirms two same-sex pairings, the {couples} have revealed

Strictly Come Dancing confirmed this yr’s pairings, with two same-sex {couples} competing for the primary time.

Tonight’s (September 23) delayed launch present has begun Strict season in type with a powerful opening ballroom dance from this yr’s execs.

Nevertheless, a very powerful pairings had been those who took priority within the collection premiere, and amongst them had been two same-sex {couples} – particularly Richie Anderson and Giovanni Perniceand Jayde Adams and Karen Hauer.

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“May you discover anybody higher than Mr. Giovanni?” Richie admitted when he discovered his accomplice. “I really feel like I am the envy of the British public proper now!”

Giovanni was equally excited, declaring: “He has SO a lot vitality, I am very, very comfortable!”

Comic Jayde talked about about her accomplice: “Karen IS Strict‘, whereas the dancer added: ‘I am completely delighted, I’ve so many concepts, too many concepts, that is going to be a golden second for me.’

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Listed below are the remainder of this yr’s pairings:

  • Ellie Simmonds and Nikita Kuzmin
  • Tyler West and Dianne Buswell
  • Kym Marsh and Graziano Di Prima
  • Will Mellor and Nancy Xu
  • Helen Skelton and Gorka Márquez
  • James Bye and Amy Dowden
  • Fleur East and Vito Coppola
  • Hamza Yassin and Jowita Przystal
  • Matt Goss and Nadiya Bychkova
  • Ellie Taylor and Johannes Radebe
  • Molly Rainford and Carlos Gu
  • Tony Adams and Katya Jones
  • Kaye Adams and Kai Widdrington

    Talking forward of the launch present, Richie – who was beforehand confirmed to be a part of a same-sex couple – dismissed trolls focusing on him.

    “I do not pay a lot consideration to on-line trolls,” he mentioned Huffington Publish UK. “On the finish of the day, I am doing one thing I’ve all the time needed to do and I am having enjoyable. I am having enjoyable, I am on Strictly Come Dancing! And I am so grateful to be right here.

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    “So folks can say what they need, actually. It is a disgrace folks really feel they should, however [they’re in the] minority.”

    The Strict The launch present, which was pre-recorded, was initially on account of air final weekend, however was delayed because of the demise of Queen Elizabeth II. The primary reside present continues as deliberate tomorrow night time (Saturday, September 24).

    Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday 24 September on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 6.45pm.

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