Meet the Strictly Come Dancing 2021 pairings including all-male partnership John Whaite and Johannes Radebe

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Strictly Come Dancing viewers were over the moon when the show returned to our screens with Tess Daly, Claudia Winkleman and the rest of the gang.

But now there’s even more reason to be excited because the dance partnerships have been unveiled – and there’s some great pairings set to brighten up our Saturday nights on the countdown to Christmas.

The fifteen celebrities – including McFly singer Tom Fletcher, EastEnders star Rose Ayling-Ellis and OK! columnist and Loose Women panelist Judi Love, each met their professional partner in the show’s launch episode.

The all-star group then took to the dance floor in front of the judges for an amazing group number.

But who is partnered up with as they battle for the famous glitterball commences? Here, we meet the class of Strictly Come Dancing 2021.

Adam Peaty and Katya Jones

Olympic swimmer Adam may have met his match in talented taskmaster Katya. But will they make a gold-medal worthy partnership?

AJ Odudu and Kai Widdrington

Bubbly TV presenter AJ was thrilled to be paired with Strictly newbie Kai, who has previously impressed on shows like Ireland’s Dancing with the Stars and Britain’s Got Talent.

Dan Walker and Nadiya Bychkova

At 6 foot 6, it's no surprise that BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker was partnered with one of the tallest female pros, Nadiya.

Greg Wise and Karen Hauer

The Crown actor Greg will be hoping for an award-winning performance alongside longest-serving professional Karen.

John Whaite and Johannes Radebe

For the first time in the show’s history, Bake Off star John and fan favourite Johannes will dance in an all-male partnership.

Judi Love and Graziano Di Prima

Comedian, Loose Women star and OK! columnist Judi could be having the last laugh alongside Italian pro Graziano.

Katie McGlynn and Gorka Marquez

Former Coronation Street actress Katie is hoping for rave reviews when she performs next to Gorka.

Nina Wadia and Neil Jones

Ex-EastEnders star Nina is ready to give it her all on the dance floor under the watchful eye of her pro dancer Neil.

Rhys Stephenson and Nancy Xu

CBBC presenter Rhys is hoping to bring lots of fun to the BBC studios as he dances with pro Nancy.

Robert Webb and Dianne Buswell

Funny man and actor Robert and Dianne could be a couple of watch out for as the competition progresses.

Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice

EastEnders’ Rose, who is already a front runner with the bookies, has been matched with Giovanni.

Sara Davies and Aljaž Škorjanec

Dragons’ Den star is going all in for her partnership with the longest-serving male pro Aljaž.

Tilly Ramsey and Nikita Kuzmin

Tilly is in good hands with another new pro, six-time Latin and Ballroom National Champion Nikita.

Tom Fletcher and Amy Dowden

Tom is hoping Amy will be his ‘Star Girl’ as they start the dancing competition.

Ugo Monye and Oti Mabuse

Could it be a third win in a row for reigning champ Oti as she pairs up with former rugby player Ugo?

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