STRICTLY COME DANCING: RETURNING PRO DANCERS CONFIRMED FOR 2022 SERIES

The multi-award-winning series returns in 2022 to once again bring sequins, sparkle and sensational dancing to the nation.



The professional dancers returning for Strictly Come Dancing 2022 are Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima, Amy Dowden, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Nikita Kuzmin, Cameron Lombard, Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk, Giovanni Pernice, Jowita Przystal, Johannes Radebe, Kai Widdrington and Nancy Xu.


Oti Mabuse and Aljaz Skorjanec both revealed earlier this year that they will not be returning for the 2022 series.



Sarah James, Executive Producer, says: “We could not be more proud of the Strictly professional dancers and we are so happy to have so many returning for 2022. The world-class skill and extraordinary care they bring to everything they do, from working with their celebrity partners to choreographing and performing remarkable and unforgettable routines, never ceases to amaze us. They really are the best in the business and we can’t wait to see what they bring to the Strictly ballroom for our twentieth fabulous series.”



Strictly Come Dancing originally launched on BBC One in the UK in 2004. The entertainment format - known internationally as Dancing With The Stars - has become a success story all around the world, and the format has been licensed to 60 countries by BBC Studios.




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


Strictly Come Dancing returns later this year on BBC One and iPlayer.