Ian Waite

Occupation: Dancer

Nationality: British

Born: January 29, 1971 (44)

Latin-American dancer Ian Waite first quickstepped onto TV screens in 2004, when he appeared as a professional on the second series of Strictly Come Dancing. Waite has since made appearances in every subsequent series of the ballroom competition and has reached the final on two occasions, with retired athlete Denise Lewis in his debut year and presenter Zoe Ball in 2005.
Robin Windsor and Joanne Clifton will be joining Zoë Ball on the sister show this year. Strictly: It Takes Two adds new Friday show The 53-year-old charity worker is partnered with Ian Waite on the show. Which Strictly dancer got a black eye? The professional dancer is taking part in The People's Strictly for Comic Relief. Waite: 'I'd probably return to Strictly' DJs Gemma Cairney, Edith Bowman and Sara Cox are among the other stars taking part. Davina McCall for Comic Relief Danceathon Six of the Strictly Come Dancing professionals will be on the Comic Relief show. People's Strictly: Pro dancers unveiled The ballet star and new judge claims that she was terrified. 'Strictly' Darcey as nervous as celebs Take a sneak peek at Strictly Come Dancing's launch show for series ten. 'Strictly Come Dancing' launch pictures EastEnders star takes the trophy home for her jive with Vincent Simone. Charlie Brooks wins 'Strictly' Xmas show Get ready for Strictly Come Dancing's Christmas special with a preview gallery. 'Strictly' Christmas special: Preview Debra Stephenson and Barry McGuigan will also appear on Strictly's festive special. 'Strictly' Christmas lineup announced Michelle Williams claims that she is not ready to leave Strictly Come Dancing yet. Williams not ready to leave 'Strictly' Matthew Cutler and Lilya Kopylova will not take part in the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing. Cutler, Kopylova quit 'Strictly' Strictly Come Dancing bosses are reportedly losing patience with several dancers who are yet to sign. 'SCD' bosses 'give dancers ultimatum' Ian Waite admits that he was "gutted" to miss out on performing with Lisa Snowdon on Strictly. Waite 'gutted' to miss out on Snowdon Professional dancer Ian Waite backs plans for Strictly Come Dancing to be given a "revamp". Ian Waite: 'Strictly needs a revamp' We chat to Strictly Come Dancing favourite Ian Waite about the 'Professionals' tour. A chat with 'Strictly' star Ian Waite The Strictly judges give Darcey Bussell a standing ovation for her first foray into ballroom. Bussell's jive receives standing ovation Darcey Bussell will reportedly step out of retirement to perform a jive on tonight's show. Bussell to perform live on 'Strictly' Jade Johnson says that she has been "overwhelmed" by the response to her withdrawal from Strictly. Johnson 'overwhelmed' by fans support Jade Johnson is forced to withdraw from Strictly Come Dancing through injury. Jade Johnson withdraws from 'Strictly' Jade Johnson says that she immediately knew that her Strictly injury was serious. Jade Johnson: 'Injury was just terrible' Jade Johnson pulls out of this week's Strictly after suffering a leg injury. Johnson misses 'Strictly' due to injury Ian Waite admits that he has started to think about reaching the Strictly final with Jade Johnson. Ian Waite: 'We want to make the final' Professional dancer Ian Waite says that the jive "was made" for his celebrity partner Jade Johnson. Waite promises great jive from Johnson Jade Johnson and Ian Waite have been rowing about their jive routine this weekend, say reports. Johnson, Waite row over jive routine Strictly Come Dancing couple Jade Johnson and Ian Waite are reportedly in a minor car crash. Johnson, Waite 'in minor car crash' Ian Waite and Jade Johnson promise to "come back fighting" on Strictly Come Dancing. Waite, Johnson will 'come back fighting' Jade Johnson claims that Ricky Whittle is the most vain celebrity on Strictly this year. Whittle 'most vain Strictly celebrity' Ian Waite and Jade Johnson suggest that the BBC launch a  late night "raunchy" version of Strictly. Waite proposes 'late night Strictly' Strictly Come Dancing pair Jade Johnson and Ian Waite are struggling with flu this week. Johnson, Waite struggling with flu Strictly dancers Ian Waite and Darren Bennett are unhappy with the BBC's food, say reports. 'Strictly' dancers complain about food? Jodie Kidd is voted off Strictly after competing against Lisa Snowdon in the dance-off. Jodie Kidd voted off 'Strictly' Jodie Kidd confesses that her form on Strictly Come Dancing has fluctuated. 'Strictly' Jodie admits to 'yo-yo' form Jodie Kidd says each performance on Strictly Come Dancing feels like a bonus. Kidd: Every 'Strictly' is a bonus Jodie Kidd says she was surprised to receive criticism on Saturday's Strictly Come Dancing. 'Strictly' Kidd 'surprised' by criticism Jodie Kidd is struggling to find her sexy side in rehearsals for Strictly. Kidd reveals 'Strictly' sex appeal struggle Jodie Kidd vows to bounce back in the next round of Strictly Come Dancing. Kidd promises to improve on 'Strictly'