The BBC have today revealed the list of 14 pros who will be participating in the 2016 series of Strictly Come Dancing.
Returning for the male pros are Anton du Beke, Brendan Cole, Kevin Clifton, Pasha Kovalev, Aljaž Škorjanec and Giovanni Pernice. They will be joined by new male pro Gorka Marquez.
Gorka has been dancing since he was 12 and represented Spain in the 2010 World Latin Championships and reached the Semi Finals in the 2012 WDSF World Cup. Since 2014 he has been dancing in the global Ballroom and Latin dance show “Burn The Floor”
Returning for the female pros are Karen Clifton, Natalie Lowe, Joanne Clifton, Janette Manrara and Oti Mabuse. They will be joined by new pros Katya Jones and Oksana Platero.
Katya’s Latin credentials are impressive having won the amateur Latin World Championships three times and since turning pro in 2013 she has also won the World Professional Latin Showdance Championships in 2015.
Oksana has been dancing competitively since she was just 6 years old and has previously danced on 5 seasons of the US version of Strictly; Dancing With The Stars.
All 3 new pros are pictured below:
Katya, Gorka and Oksana
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