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New 'Strictly Come Dancing' lineup revealed

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New 'Strictly Come Dancing' lineup revealed
The 16 celebrities who will compete in the upcoming season of Strictly Come Dancing have been officially announced.

The seventh series of the BBC show will see judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood return to the panel alongside newcomer Alesha Dixon, who has replaced Arlene Phillips.

The female contestants and their dancing partners are:

  • Ali Bastian and Brian Fortuna
  • Lynda Bellingham and Darren Bennett
  • Natalie Cassidy and Vincent Simone
  • Martina Hingis and Matthew Cutler
  • Jade Johnson and Ian Waite
  • Zoe Lucker and James Jordan
  • Laila Rouass and Anton du Beke
  • Jo Wood and Brendan Cole


The male contestants and their dancing partners are:

  • Joe Calzaghe and Kristina Rihanoff
  • Richard Dunwoody and Lilia Kopylova
  • Ricky Groves and Erin Boag
  • Chris Hollins and Ola Jordan
  • Craig Kelly and Flavia Cacace
  • Phil Tufnell and Katya Virshilas
  • Ricky Whittle and Natalie Lowe
  • Rav Wilding and Aliona Vilani


Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly will return to front the competition, while Claudia Winkleman will host spinoff show It Takes Two.

The new series of Strictly Come Dancing begins next month.

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