Da da da da, da da da…it’s that time of year again. Strictly Come Dancing 2023 is officially here!
The weather’s cooling down outside, pumpkin spice lattes are back at Starbucks, and we’re busy packing up our summer wardrobe to make room for our autumn essentials. We’re also ready to swap out summer nights at the pub for cosy Saturday nights in front of the television as Strictly kicks off its latest competition to see who will be crowned the Glitterball champions for 2023.
Tonight, this year’s launch show aired on BBC meaning we got to find out the official pairings for 2023. The show was also opened with a sensational performance from Strictly’s professional dancers and judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, and Anton Du Beke.
Strictly Come Dancing Couples 2023
Actress Amanda Abbington and Giovanni Pernice
Love Island queen Zara McDermott and Graziano Di Prima
Journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Lauren Oakley
Paralympian Jody Cundy and Jowita Przystal
Actor and Musical Theatre star Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin
Journalist and presenter Angela Rippon and Kai Widdrington
Eastenders actor Bobby Brazier and Dianne Buswell
Actor Nigel Harman and Katya Jones
Former Coronation Street star Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola
Comedian Eddie Kadi and Karen Hauer
Former tennis player Annabel Croft and Johannes Radebe
Actor Adam Thomas and Luba Mushtuk
Presenter and actor Les Dennis and Nancy Xu
Radio presenter Nikita Kanda and Gorka Marquez
TV presenter Angela Scanlon and Carlos Gu
To close the show, all 15 celebrities and their professional partners took to the floor to give audiences the first glimpse of their fancy footwork. Check out the stars in action below!
Strictly Come Dancing 2023 goes live on Saturday 23 September from 6.15pm, when we will see each of the couples take to the dance floor for their first performances.