STRICTLY Come Dancing’s Greg Wise was paired with Karen Hauer as the new celebrity contestants and their professional partners were revealed during a glittering launch show.
The 15 celebrities, who include Olympian Adam Peaty, rugby star Ugo Monye and TV presenter Judi Love, made their debut on the dancefloor during a group number in tonight’s launch show.
Greg, who is married to screen legend Emma Thompson, had fans in hysterics with his Reggae-robot dance during the evening.
Also competing will be EastEnders actress Nina Wadia, TV presenter AJ Odudu, Dragons’ Den investor Sara Davies, McFly star Tom Fletcher, Coronation Street actress Katie McGlynn, TV presenter Tilly Ramsay, comedian Robert Webb, CBBC host Rhys Stephenson and actor Greg Wise.
EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis is also be the first deaf contestant to appear in the series.
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IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU
McFly fans are going crazy for Tom on Twitter. Forget about ‘dad dancing’ he’s got some moves.
Fans can’t get enough of Rose and Giovanni.
The deaf EastEnders star showed off her cheeky style during the group dance. Star quality right there.
Fans are going to be tuning in for Greg to get another dose of his Reggae-robot dance like he did tonight.
These two are going to be a laugh a minute too.
FANS HAVE CALLED IT
Nikita is giving future son-in-law vibes. Did you see how close they were on screen?
Gordon, watch out.
Shall we just give the glitterball to Rhys and Nancy now?
Game over. Surely
TOLD YOU TOM COULD MOVE
Did you see his opening sequence, with all that air guitar?
To be fair, Greg, gave it some too.
UGO AND OTI
Do you see the chemistry though?
All that pushing and shoving on the sofa.
Strictly professional though…
RECIPE FOR DISASTER?
Well if Gordon keeps popping up when Tilly’s on Strictly it could be.
Could Nikita be Gordon’s future son-in-law?
He’ll have to do his shirt up first.
How hilarious was Gordon Ramsay in the VT?
MCFLY BY NIGHT
Love that from Tom.
His bandmates reckon he has a chance of winning too.
Amy will just have to tear him away from his guitar first.
Do you see how excited Amy is to be partnered with Tom Fletcher?
Then when he put her name in his song, did you see her blush?
Steady on, love! Ha
Do you see how foxy Nina looks in her gold dress?
And Neil’s had a haircut.
NINA AND NEIL
Match made in heaven.
Let’s hope she brings all the Albert Square drama?
GORDON RAMSAY’S DAUGHTER
Now that’s a twist.
Can she make cheese twists??!
Nina’s got us on tenterhooks as to who she’s getting partnered up with.
Come on.. we can’t wait.
Do you see the judges up on their feet for Bill and Oti?
Even meanie Craig can’t stop grinning.
We’d expect nothing less.
Do you see how Bill and Oti have got us all doing a little bop at home?
Look how in sync they still are.
Still got it, Bill!
Looking good! Do you see how relaxed Bill looks and sounds as the WINNER of last year’s show?
Look how they are still wearing their winner’s outfits too. It’s been nine months.
HERE FOR THAT
FIRST ALL MALE COUPLE IN STRICTLY
And they are sooooo going to have fun.
Do you see how lively John is to be partnered with Johannes?
Shakira is calling!
JUDI LOVES IT
How are the judges going to concentrate with all her jokes?
Do you see Motsi cracking up. She almost fell off her chair.
And now she’s partnered up with Graz.
This will be the most fun pairing. Surely.
HE’S MARRIED TO SCREEN LEGEND EMMA THOMPSON
That is all.
IS EMMA THOMPSON COMING ON THOUGH?
That’s what we all want to know, ey, Greg.
Have a word.