Professional Dance Troupe line-up completed
Hey everyone! Hot off the press from the guys in the BBC Press Office, we've just received some fascinating news about the brand new Strictly Dance Troupe:
STRICTLY'S PRO DANCE TROUPE IS COMPLETE
Four new dancers have joined to complete the new Strictly Come Dancing Professionals' Dance Troupe, which will perform spectacular dance routines throughout series eight.
They are: Tanya Perera, who was a featured dancer in the West End production of Dirty Dancing; Shem Jacobs and Aneta Piotrowska, who have both performed in the Polish Dancing with the Stars; and Crystal Main, who has performed on Strictly Come Dancing in
. South Africa
Crystal, Tanya, Aneta and Shem will join Darren Bennett and Ian Waite to make up the six-person group and together they will make their group debut performance in this year's Strictly launch show, due to transmit on BBC One on September 11th.
Darren Bennett will dance with Crystal Main
Ian Waite will dance with Aneta Piotrowska
Shem Jacobs will dance with Tanya Perera
As well as the troupe debut, the launch show will feature a red carpet event at BBC TV Centre, a revamped set, pairings of celebrities and their pro dancing partners in front of the studio audience, plus a group dance featuring all this year's competitors.
So what do you think? Remember you can apply for a limited number of free tickets to the launch show via the BBC Shows and Tours website.