By Laura Harman
Strictly Come Dancing's 2021 couples have been announced, so here is a rundown of all the celebrities and their professional partners.
BBC One's hit dancing show, Strictly Come Dancing has finally returned! Strictly Come Dancing's 2021 lineup was revealed last month in August, but it was unknown who would be partnered up with who until the show began.
Finally, after weeks of wondering, we saw 15 brand new celebrities paired with their professional partners before they took to the floor for the first time in a huge group number.
Strictly Come Dancing 2021 couples
- Adam Peaty and Katya Jones
- AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington
- Dan Walker and Nadiya Bychkova
- Greg Wise and Karen Hauer
- John Whaite and Johannes Radebe
- Judi Love and Graziano Di Prima
- Katie McGlynn and Gorka Marquez
- Nina Wadia and Neil Jones
- Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu
- Robert Webb and Dianne Buswell
- Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice
- Sara Davies and Aljaž Škorjanec
- Tilly Ramsey and Nikita Kuzmin
- Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden
- Ugo Monye and Oti Mabuse.
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The launch show, hosted by Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly, also featured two incredible routines from the Strictly professionals, and a musical performance from singer Anne-Marie.
Alongside this was also the amazing return of reigning champion Bill Bailey. Bill became the show's oldest ever winner in 2020 at the age of 55 when he won Strictly with his dance partner Oti Mabuse.
The Strictly Come Dancing 2021 judges also looked delighted to be back in the swing of things during the launch episode. Dusting off their paddles were returning judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, and Motsi Mabuse.
Joining the panel of judges is Strictly’s longest-serving professional dancer, Anton Du Beke. Anton is the newest member of the panel and fans are delighted to see how the ballroom dancer will fair as a judge over the coming weeks.
Strictly Come Dancing 2021 judges have revealed their favorites in this year's lineup, but as all Strictly fans know, this may change as the weeks continue.
We cannot wait to see what Sunday's episode will have in store when the dancers will dance live for the first time at 7pm on BBC One.
Laura is a news writer for woman&home who primarily covers entertainment and celebrity news. Laura dabbles in lifestyle, royal, beauty and fashion news, and her favourite stories to cover as anything and everything to do with television and film. She is also passionate about feminism and equality and loves writing about gender issues and feminist literature.
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