Strictly Come Dancing reveal first look at professionals dancing in glitzy trailer for 2021 series

STRICTLY Come Dancing has given fans a first look at this year's glitzy installment as they released a new foot-tapping trailer.

The 19th series of the BBC ballroom stalwart is set to kick off on Saturday, September 18.


The high-octane teaser opens with Aljaž Škorjanec standing beside a motorbike and looking up to a city's skyline with fireworks exploding.

The camera then turns to Welsh pro Amy Dowden clad in a red one-shouldered dress before Johannes Radebe, Katya Jones and Nadiya Bychkova flash up on screen.

As the beat gets faster, Ukrainian-Slovenian dancer Nadiya is seen shedding her red-hued chiffon gown for a gold sequin mini dress as she pushes through the studio doors into the ballroom.

In the ballroom, fan favourites Oti Mabuse and Giovanni Pernice greet viewers with a smoldering look before Donna Summer's I Feel Love kicks in.

As the disco hit plays, pros old and new flood the dancefloor, showcasing their impressive skills as Dianne Buswell floats over the crowd on a glittering crescent-moon float above them.

The teaser ends with the professionals performing an impressive lift as a narrator can be heard saying: "Let's get the ball rolling".

The other pros returning this year include Luba Mushtuk, Neil Jones, Nancy Xu and Gorka Marquez.

They are being joined by newbies Kai Widdrington, from the Irish version of Dancing With The Stars, former Let's Dance Germany professional Nikita Kuzmin, reigning South African Latin champion Cameron Lombard, and The Greatest Dancer winner Jowita Przystal.

Absent from the line-up is OG Anton Du Beke, who will swap his dance shoes for a full-time role on the judging panel in the upcoming series.

The 55-year-old professional, who judged for a two-week stint during the 2020 series, will join Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Shirley Ballas on the panel.

He will take over from Bruno Tonioli, who remains unable to take part due to travel uncertainty caused by the pandemic because he lives in the US and is a judge on American series Dancing With The Stars at the same time.

The upcoming series will see stars including comedian Robert Webb, Loose Women panellist Judi Love and Olympic champion swimmer Adam Peaty work on their dancing skills.

EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis will be the first ever deaf contestant to appear in the series.

Former Bake Off winner John Whaite will be taking to the dance floor in another first for Strictly, as one half of an all-male pairing.

It was previously announced the new series will not be making the usual annual trip to Blackpool for the customary episode broadcast live from the famous Tower Ballroom.

Strictly Come Dancing will begin on September 18 on BBC One.


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