Autumn could not come sooner for fans of the BBC’s flagship dancing show, and now the BBC has announced Strictly 2021’s professional dancers, anticipation is reaching fever pitch. Get ready to get your groove on, because it’s looking exciting.
Although we are not yet sure of the season’s release date, which celebrities or judges will take part this year, or what social distancing measures will be in place for in terms of a live audience, the professional line-up is already bursting with talent. Among fan favourites such as Oti Mabuse and Gorka Marquez, fans will be excited to see the return of Anton du Beke, who swapped the dance floor for the judging panel for a short time last season.
The coronavirus and the seemingly endless lockdown restrictions have certainly been tough this year, but the BBC is determined to keeeeep dancing. Strictly producer Sarah James said that she is “thrilled” for the return of the contestants. “Their passion and dedication for Strictly shone through more than ever last year as they all sacrificed so much to deliver an unforgettable series during unprecedented and challenging times.”
She added: “With so much talent returning to the ballroom, the 2021 series promises more show-stopping choreography, memorable performances and world-class dancing.”