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Strictly Come Dancing 2021: The four new professionals record opening dance routine


Strictly Come Dancing 2021: First glimpse into new professionals settling into their roles on the show as they record opening dance routine

Strictly Come Dancing‘s four new professionals have appeared to settle into their new roles on the show as they recorded the opening dance routine.

Kai Widdrington, Nikita Kuzmin, Cameron Lombard and Jowita Przystal have been pictured joining the slew of dazzling professionals as they rehearsed a sultry number.

The newbies are set to appear on our screens in September 2021 – though it’s not yet clear if they will be partnered with celebrities this year.

New roles: Strictly Come Dancing’s four new professionals have appeared to settle into their new roles on the show as they recorded the opening dance routine

Although new to the show, the fresh Strictly stars have plenty of experience under their belt.  

25-year-old Kai Widdrington is the proud owner of the World Junior Latin American 2010 title holder, as well as being a former Dancing With The Stars Ireland professional.

Nikita Kuzmin, 23, is the six-time Latin and Ballroom National Champion in Italy and a former Let’s Dance Germany pro-dancer.

Experienced: Although new to the show, the fresh Strictly stars have plenty of experience under their belt. Pictured: Kai Widdrington, 25

Experienced: Although new to the show, the fresh Strictly stars have plenty of experience under their belt. Pictured: Kai Widdrington, 25

Winner: 26-year-old Jowita Przystal won the 2014 Polish Open Latin Championship

Champion dancer: Cameron Lombard, 20, is the current South African Latin Champion dancer

 Winner: 26-year-old Jowita Przystal (pictured left) won the 2014 Polish Open Latin Championship while Cameron Lombard (pictured right), 20, is the current South African Latin Champion dancer

Cameron Lombard, 20, is the current South African Latin Champion dancer, while 26-year-old Jowita Przystal won the 2014 Polish Open Latin Championship.

They’ll be joining Oti Mabuse, Aljaž Škorjanec, Amy Dowden, Dianne Buswell, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Graziano Di Prima, Johannes Radebe, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, Nancy Xu and Neil Jones on the team of ballroom experts. 

Rugby Union ace Ugo Monye was confirmed as the 15th and final contestant for the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing, completing the star-studded line-up which includes Tom Fletcher, Coronation Street’s Katie McGlynn, Tilly Ramsay and EastEnders’ Nina Wadia.

Six-time champion: Nikita Kuzmin, 23, is the six-time Latin and Ballroom National Champion in Italy and a former Let's Dance Germany pro-dancer

Six-time champion: Nikita Kuzmin, 23, is the six-time Latin and Ballroom National Champion in Italy and a former Let’s Dance Germany pro-dancer

The broadcaster and sports pundit, 38, will be competing in the 19th series of the iconic dancing competition which returns this autumn on Saturday and Sunday evenings. 

The veteran dance show was famously disrupted in 2020 thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

But it seems things are back to normal in 2021 – apart from one or two factors still deemed too tricky to navigate amid the global health crisis. 

The Blackpool episode ordinarily takes place near the end of the series, but was axed last year with restrictions throwing up logistical difficulties on the production.

But 2021 will include the show’s themed weeks – such as movie week, musicals week and Halloween week.

Last year, these were scrapped, proving too complicated to manage amid the pandemic. The show’s Christmas special will also be back, with the show set to start in its usual early-autumn time slot, rather than in October, like last year.

The full 15 celebrities will be taking part again, having cut to 12 last series.

Welcome return: The full 15 celebrities will be taking part again, having cut to 12 last series

Welcome return: The full 15 celebrities will be taking part again, having cut to 12 last series

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