Strictly Come Dancing is back on our screens and is set to be bigger than ever as huge names compete for that all-important Glitterball Trophy.

The first episode of the programme for the 2023 series saw the celebrity contestants paired with a professional dancer before the real fun could begin.

This year sees stars like Family Fortunes presenter Les Dennis, EastEnders actor Bobby Brazier and former newsreader Angela Rippon in the running.

With that said, here are the pairings for the 2023 series of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

See the pairings for Strictly Come Dancing 2023 as BBC announces line-up

Here are the contestant and professional pairings for 2023 as announced by the BBC ballroom dancing programme:

  • Amanda Abbington -¬†Giovanni Pernice
  • Angela Rippon -¬†Kai Widdrington
  • Layton Williams -¬†Nikita Kuzmin
  • Krishnan Guru-Murthy -¬†Lauren Oakley
  • Eddie Kadi -¬†Karen Hauer
  • Angela Scanlon -¬†Carlos Gu
  • Zara McDermott -¬†Graziano Di Prima
  • Adam Thomas -¬†Luba Mushtuk
  • Nikita Kanda -¬†Gorka Marquez
  • Ellie Leach -¬†¬†Vito Coppola
  • Jody Cundy CBE -¬†Jowita Przystal¬†
  • Bobby Brazier -¬†Dianne Buswell
  • Nigel Harman -¬†¬†Katya Jones
  • Annabel Croft -¬†Johannes Radebe
  • Les Dennis -¬†Nancy Xu

Strictly Come Dancing airs every Saturday on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.