Strictly 2015 couples revealed!
After much speculation, the Strictly class of 2015 have finally met their matches!
In just a matter of weeks, our pros will have the celebs waltzing, fox-trotting and quick-stepping across the Strictly dance floor for the very first time.
Without further ado, it’s time to find out who was paired with who…
Celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott was the first to be paired off with Natalie Lowe, will she be the Suzy Salt to his Percy Pepper? The Wanted's Jay McGuiness found a partner in Aliona Vilana, current affairs supremo Jeremy Vine will be broadcasting his moves to the nation with Karen Clifton, while Olympic medallist Iwan Thomas will be competing for gold with Ola Jordan.
Superstar singer Jamelia will be sparkling on the Strictly dance floor with Tristan MacManus and sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher teamed up with Brendan Cole – will they be able to top the Strictly table? Kevin Clifton will be taking EastEnder Kellie Bright from the Queen Vic to Dancing Queen and shiny new pro Giovanni Pernice will be hot Foote-ing it with Coronation Street’s Georgia May Foote.
Call the Midwife actress Helen George is in the safe hands of Aljaž Škorjanec, and singer Daniel O’Donnell will be dancing all the way from Donegal with Kristina Rihanoff. Peter Andre finally found out the identity of his mysterious girl in Janette Manrara, and professional boxer Anthony Ogogo will be joined in the ring by fresh-faced Oti Mabuse.
Duetting with Proms presenter Katie Derham as she conducts her Strictly symphony is Anton du Beke, while Pasha Kovalev will get temperatures soaring on the dance floor with Weather Presenter Carol Kirkwood. Finally, new boy Gleb Savchenko will be The One to teach The One Show and Countryfile presenter, Anita Rani, how to dance.
What dazzling combinations! Now we need your help to give the dancing duos a team name.
Could Jay and Aliona answer to Jayliona? Will Kellie and Kelvin become Kelvin, or perhaps Peter and Janette will pull off Jandre? Maybe Georgia and Giovanni will keep it simple with GG?
Here's a complete list of the 15 dynamic duos to get the creative juices flowing:
- Ainsley Harriott and Natalie Lowe
- Anita Rani and Gleb Savchenko
- Anthony Ogogo and Oti Mabuse
- Carol Kirkwood and Pasha Kovalev
- Daniel O'Donnell and Kristina Rihanoff
- Georgia May Foote and Giovanni Pernice
- Helen George and Aljaž Škorjanec
- Iwan Thomas and Ola Jordan
- Jamelia and Tristan MacManus
- Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani
- Jeremy Vine and Karen Clifton
- Katie Derham and Anton du Beke
- Kellie Bright and Kevin Clifton
- Kirsty Gallacher and Brendan Cole
- Peter Andre and Janette Manrara
Let us know what you think about our dynamic duos and share your ideas in the comments below!