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 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 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
One of the few stars of the original 2004 line-up, Anton Du Beke is returning for his sixteenth series.
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 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.
Janette is adamant the “show’s curse” won’t affect her marriage because she trusts her husband completely.
The Russian pro is married to dance partner and fellow Strictly professional Neil Jones.
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.
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 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”.
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.
However, she came back for the 2018 series and achieved the first 10 of the series with her partner Danny-John Jules
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.
Despite only joining the show three years ago, Giovanni has managed to come runner-up twice.
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 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 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 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.
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?
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.”