Strictly reveals pro dancer lineup for 2020 series


BBC One hit dance show Strictly Come Dancing has revealed its lineup of professional dancers for this year’s dazzling competition

Strictly back in Autumn

Made by BBC Studios, Strictly Come Dancing will be back on BBC One this autumn with the professional dancer line up revealed as:

  • AJ Pritchard
  • Aljaž Škorjanec
  • Amy Dowden
  • Anton Du Beke
  • Dianne Buswell
  • Giovanni Pernice
  • Gorka Marquez
  • Graziano Di Prima
  • Janette Manrara
  • Johannes Radebe
  • Karen Hauer
  • Katya Jones
  • Luba Mushtuk
  • Nadiya Bychkova
  • Nancy Xu
  • Neil Jones
  • Oti Mabuse

Of course, there is one name missing. As announced last week pro dancer Kevin Clifton has quit the show.

“It’s wonderful to welcome back so many talented individuals within this year’s line-up of Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers”, Sarah James, Executive Producer, BBC Studios, said.

Master mover: We love AJ Pritchard, even in Master Chef, he wowed us all.

“They are each at the top of their game and as a cast are simply incredible. We can’t wait to see what magic they will bring to the ballroom this year.

“Strictly 2020 promises to be an unforgettable series, with more exceptional choreography and world-class dancing.”

Kate Phillips, Controller of BBC Entertainment, said: “We are very proud of Strictly Come Dancing and our professional dancers.

Class of their own

“They are undoubtedly in a class of their own and they’ll be back in force this autumn to put our class of 2020 through their paces, providing another series of unmissable TV!”

Further announcements and information will be announced in due course; including which dancers will be partnered with celebrity contestants.

Dance diva: Favourite Oti Mabuse is also back on top form.

Strictly Come Dancing originally launched on BBC One in the UK in 2004. The entertainment format – known internationally as Dancing with the Stars – is a success story all around the world; and the format has been licensed to over 55 countries by BBC Studios.

Strictly Come Dancing is a BBC Studios production for BBC One.

The Executive Producer is Sarah James, the Series Producers are Jack Gledhill and Lee English, and Robin Lee-Perrella is the Series Editor. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Jo Wallace.