Strictly come dancing is rated as the largest show to be aired on British television. With so many seasons, year in and year out, its prominence still shows no sign of decreasing. The number of people following the show religiously is roughly ten million.
Yes! You read right. Ten whopping million followers, week in and week out; steadily watching their best contestants and expert dancers bring prominent dance routines to life.
Do you know what’s more exciting and fascinating? The professional dancers are planning a return to venues around you. Beginning from May 2019 and they will be at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, the United Kingdom on the 25th.
So, Who Are The Professionals?
Fans will be taken aback by such a question, and so we will answer that for you. With Strictly Come Dancing comes the dancers who will dance us out of our seats on the 25th.
The show consists of magnificent and amazing dancers. They are the favorites on television. They will be performing on tour and they include;
- Katya Jones; The current champion
- Aj Pritchard; Two times finalist
- Giovanni Pernice; 2016 finalist
- Oti Mabuse; Opening champion
- Dianne Buswell; Expert World Mambo Champion and Former Finalist
- Karen Clifton; Latin World Champion and Ballroom Champion
- Nadiya Bychkova; Never defeated, four-time British National Champion
- Neil Jones; Finalist, 2014
- Pasha Kovalev
- Gorka Marquez; 2017 finalist
Interested in knowing more about these dance experts? We bet you are.
Dance Journey With Each Professional
What do you know about these dance sweethearts except their amazing dance routines? We will enlighten you with interesting facts about your screen favorites.
- Pasha Kovalev
He was among the contestants on the third season of the Cat Deeley’s United States popular dance show. None other than the prominent “So You Think You Can Dance.” This was far back in the year 2007, and he finished in the fifth position.
Pasha went on to serve as a dance choreographer on the show for a total of seven seasons. He currently holds the record of the perfect score on the Strictly Come Dancing show. This perfect score is 8.
Pasha and his fellow dancer Kevin, both hold a joint record for the most tens to he ever awarded. Sorry to break the heart of his lady fans as Pasha is in a relationship with Rachel Riley.
- Oti Mabuse
He was formerly an expert dancer on “Let’s Dance” back in 2015. It is the German version of Strictly Come Dancing. Oti’s sister is a judge on the show also and was once an expert dancer too.
We guess dancing runs in the Mabuse Genes. He studied Civil Engineering and not Performing arts in the university. He is known as the South African Latin American Champion.
This is because he has won consecutively for eight times and was even a semi-finalist in World European Latin, World cup, World cup freestyle Latin and even European championship Latin competitions. So many awards don’t you think?
He was born in Pretoria, South Africa and married to a Romanian dancer, Marius Iepure. Dancing will be a thing in this family. Is it safe to watch out for their kids?
- Karen Clifton
The delightful Karen originally hails from Venezuela. However, she moved to New York far back when she was still a little girl of just eight. She has won diverse ballroom awards.
Some of these awards range from the World Mambo champion, 2008 down to Professional American rhythm rising star in the year 2009. She was formerly married to yet another dancer; Matthew Hauer before meeting Kevin.
Karen and her ex-husband Matthew once auditioned for season six of the “So You Think You Can Dance” show and she was among the final six ladies.
- Gorka Marquez
He is rated among the top dancers in Spain. Who wouldn’t rate him?. He represented his country in the World Latin Championship, 2010 and even got to the semi-final in WDSF world cup, 2012.
He is not just a dancer but also a health and fitness enthusiast. He normally uploads pictures and videos of his gym workouts on his Instagram handle. He posts the results too.
- Nadiya Bychkova
She is a two times World Champion and European champion winner in the ballroom and the Latin “10” dance. Adding to her lists, she is a multiple Slovenian ballroom and Latin champion too.
She once took part in a dance show. It was the Bosnian version of the Strictly Come Dancing. Need training on hip hop dancing? Nadiya can help out. She was friends with expert dancer; Aljaz Skorjanec. They both trained in a dance school in Slovenia.
She is a mother to a baby girl, with her partner Matija Skarabot. What a blow to her male fans. Her partner Matija is a prominent Slovenian footballer. He plays for Gorica.
- Giovanni Pernice
He has won diverse dance titles, and a prominent one is the Italian Open Latin Dance championship, 2012. He finished in second place in the International Open Latin, 2014 in Slovenia.
He holds the Strictly Come Dancing record of getting the first 40 during the competition. This was due to his tango with Debbie McGee. He once dated Georgia May Foote; the star of Coronation Street. They split up in less than a year.
- Dianne Buswell
She has since been crowned the Australian Open Champion. She is a four-time Amateur Australian Open finalist also. She was a professional on the final season of Dancing with the Stars, Australia in the year 2015. She finished in fifth place.
- Aj Pritchard
He joined the Strictly Come Dancing show when he was just 21. This made him be the youngest dancer ever on the show. He has won lots of titles with his partner; Chloe Hewitt.
They both got into Britain’s Got Talent back in 2013 and made it to the semi-finals.
- Neil Jones
Neil Jones was born in Munster, Germany, in a British army camp. He was known for never having a celebrity as a partner on the show. However, all that changed when he became partners with Judy Murray back in 2017.
He has represented Finland, Netherland and the United Kingdom in the course of his fascinating career.
- Katya Jones
Katya tied the knot with Neil Jones; a professional in the Strictly Come Dancing show in 2013. Their love story started when Katya’s trainers recommended Neil to her as a prospective dance partner on the show.
Also, they have both gone on to win the WDC World championship and also three titles in the World Amateur Latin Championship.
The audience in attendance will be pleased to enjoy the intriguing talent of the aforementioned World Class expert dancers. They will perform exquisite, beautifully choreographed ballroom and Latin dance routines.
Do not miss out on this spectacular chance to view Strictly Come Dancing live as it will be carried out in a venue not far from you. Yes, you!