Strictly Come Dancing 2019 professionals line-up

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THE BBC is busy revealing it’s Strictly star line-up 2019 – but who are the professional dancers?

Here is the full list of confirmed dancers who will be pairing up with a celeb when the show returns…

Who are the Strictly Come Dancing 2019 professional dancers?

The pro dancers come and go – with the exception of fan favourite Anton Du Beke.

So who’s still in the line-up and who’s gone?

We have all the details on the dance pros who will be taking part in 2019.

Kevin Clifton

 Kevin was paired with Stacey Dooley in 2018 - and went on to win the show

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Kevin was paired with Stacey Dooley in 2018 – and went on to win the showCredit: Rex Features

Kevin Clifton has been a mainstay of the Strictly line-up in recent years and will be back for his seventh series.

The 36-year-old split from his wife and fellow Strictly professional, Karen Clifton.

In 2018 he won the show with Stacey Dooley.

Karen Clifton

 Karen previously made it to the final with TOWIE star Mark Wright

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Karen previously made it to the final with TOWIE star Mark WrightCredit: Getty Images – WireImage

Karen will be returning for her eighth series which makes her the longest surviving female professional on the show.

She reached the finals in 2014 when partnered with Mark Wright, but the duo came runners-up.

Anton Du Beke

 Anton Dy Beke is the longest running professional on the show

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Anton Dy Beke is the longest running professional on the showCredit: BBC

One of the few stars of the original 2004 line-up, Anton Du Beke is returning for his sixteenth series.

The Sun exclusively reported in January 2018, that Anton had escaped the axe after bosses had chosen to sack co-star Brendan Cole.

An insider explained at the time: “Brendan is the only major name not returning. Anton will be back again this year.

Anton‘s best result came in the first series when he placed third alongside Lesley Garrett.

Janette Manrara

 Janette Manrara has been on the show since 2013

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Janette Manrara has been on the show since 2013Credit: Instagram

Janette joined Strictly for its eleventh series in 2013 and has remained ever since.

The 35-year-old is married to fellow Strictly professional Aljaž Škorjanec.

The pair had an astonishing three weddings in various locations, including Slovenia and Disneyland, when they married in the summer of 2017. 

Janette is adamant the “show’s curse” won’t affect her marriage because she trusts her husband completely.

Katya Jones

 Katya Jones returns despite the Seann Walsh kissing scandal

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Katya Jones returns despite the Seann Walsh kissing scandalCredit: Instagram

Katya Jones claimed the Glitterball prize in 2017 along with Holby City actor Joe McFadden.

The Russian pro is married to dance partner and fellow Strictly professional Neil Jones.

But she became widely known after THAT kiss with 2018 dance partner Seann Walsh.

Neil Jones

 Neil says it's a 'massive honour' to do Strictly

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Neil says it’s a ‘massive honour’ to do StrictlyCredit: Array

For the fourth year in a row, Neil Jones has been confirmed as part of the professional’s line-up for Strictly Come Dancing.

The 2016 recruit has been without a celebrity partner for the past three series while his wife Katya has gone on to be crowned the winner.

Neil will be hoping for better luck with securing a partner when the show returns in autumn.

Oti Mabuse

 Oti says she is excited to get back to the show

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Oti says she is excited to get back to the showCredit: Getty Images – WireImage

This will be Oti Mabuse‘s fifth year on the show.

The South African dancer has seen her career soar since landing her job on the show.

In 2019 she was also on the box as a judge on The Greatest Dancer.

Dianne Buswell

 Dianne Buswell returns to the show for another year

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Dianne Buswell returns to the show for another yearCredit: BBC

Dianne made her debut on Strictly in 2017 and said: “What an honour it is to be a part of Strictly Come Dancing.

“Words can’t describe how excited I am to take on this amazing challenge and give it my everything”.

The 29-year-old Australian was partnered with Reverend Richard Coles but the two were sent home in week three.

However, this took a turn for the better when Dianne was partnered with Joe Sugg – as the pair are now a real-life couple.

Nadiya Bychkova

 Ukrainian dancer Nadiya Bychkova joined in 2017

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Ukrainian dancer Nadiya Bychkova joined in 2017Credit: Rex Features

Nadiya also made her debut in 2017 and made it to week 11 with EastEnders star Davood Ghadami.

She exited the show in week three in 2018 with partner Lee Ryan.

The Ukranian dancer is a two-time World Champion and European Champion and was part of a big Strictly Come Dancing shake-up.

Amy Dowden

 Amy Dowden has won a place on the next series

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Amy Dowden has won a place on the next seriesCredit: Instagram

Amy Dowden was partnered with Brian Conley for her Strictly debut in 2017, but the pair were eliminated in week four.

However, she came back for the 2018 series and achieved the first 10 of the series with her partner Danny-John Jules

Aljaž Škorjanec

 Aljaž Škorjanec is thrilled to be back on the show

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Aljaž Škorjanec is thrilled to be back on the show

Aljaž joined the Strictly crew in series 11 and won his debut year with Abbey Clancey.

Since then, he’s been partnered with Alison Hammond and Helen George.

He finished runner-on in 2017 with actress Gemma Atinkson.

The dancer, who is married to Janette Manrara, was paired with Kate Silverton in 2018.

Giovanni Pernice

 Giovanni Pernice is popular on the show

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Giovanni Pernice is popular on the showCredit: Rex Features

Despite only joining the show three years ago, Giovanni has managed to come runner-up twice.

He finished second with Georgia May Foote in 2015, before he repeated the feat with Debbie McGee in 2017.

In 2018 he was paired with Faye Tozer and he’s dating Ashley Roberts who also appeared on the show.

AJ Pritchard

 AJ Pritchard is a professional dancer on Strictly

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AJ Pritchard is a professional dancer on StrictlyCredit: Getty Images – WireImage

This will be AJ‘s fourth year on the show after he set pulses racing when he teamed up with The Saturdays singer Mollie King in 2017 and then Team GB athlete Lauren Steadman.

He started dancing at a young age, learning his craft at his mum and dad Adrian and Debi’s dance school, Pritchard’s Dance and Fitness Academy in Cheshire.

His brother Curtis appeared on Love Island in 2019.

Gorka Marquez

 Gorka Marquez has proved a big hit on Strictly

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Gorka Marquez has proved a big hit on StrictlyCredit: BBC

Gorka Marquez joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2016 and made it to the final in 2017 with X Factor star Alexandra Burke.

While the 28-year-old didn’t walk away with the crown, he did snag himself a serious girlfriend, Gemma Atkinson.

Gorka has also represented Spain in the World Latin Championships in 2010 and reached the semi-finals of the 2012 WDSF World Cup.

Graziano Di Prima

 Graziano Di Prima is a new professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing

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Graziano Di Prima is a new professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing

Graziano is an Italian Latin Champion and was recruited to Strictly in 2018, where he danced with Vick Hope.

The 26-year-old has represented Belgium at the World Championships and toured the world with the dance company Burn The Floor.

Johannes Radebe

 Johannes Radebe joined Strictly Come Dancing as a professional dancer in 2018

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Johannes Radebe joined Strictly Come Dancing as a professional dancer in 2018

Johannes is a two-time Professional South African Latin Champion and three-time South African Amateur Latin Champion.

The 33 -year-old has Strictly experience, having been a professional dancer for two seasons on the South Africa version, reaching the final both times.

He joined for the 2018 UK version of the show but was not paired up with a celeb.

Luba Mushtuk

 Strictly star Luba used to date fellow pro Giovanni

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Strictly star Luba used to date fellow pro GiovanniCredit: BBC

Luba is a four-time winner of the Italian Dance Championship and used to date fellow Strictly professional, Giovanni Pernice.

She joined the Strictly line-up in 2018, but was not given a celeb partner.

Who won’t be returning to Strictly Come Dancing 2019?

Pasha Kovalev

Pasha shocked us all in February 2019 when he announced he would be leaving Strictly Come Dancing after a whopping eight years on the show.

The Russian pro announced the news on Twitter, posting: “It’s ‘time to find a new challenge.

“Thanks to the incredible partners, professionals and myriad of behind the scenes teams who all work to make Strictly the amazing production it is.”

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