Strictly Come Dancing 2020 couples: Full list of celebrity and professional pairings
STRICTLY Come Dancing has been brightening our winter weekends with its eighteenth series.
The celebrities and the professional dancers are strutting their stuff weekly on the dance floor. Let's have a look at the pairings…
Who are the Strictly Come Dancing 2020 couples?
Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse
Bill Bailey has been gifted with 2019 Strictly winner Oti Mabuse as his partner.
Prior to the show the comedian said he needed a partner "who doesn’t pull any punches", and Oti is obviously putting him through his paces.
Bill has been labelled the "dark horse of the competition" with the couple favourites to win as they headed into the semi-final.
Oti lifted the trophy with Kelvin Fletcher in 2019.
HRVY and Janette Manrara
Pop star HRVY is paired with Janette.
She has been paired with the likes of Jake Wood, Peter Andre and Aston Merrygold over the years, but her 2019 partner Will Bayley didn't last long as he was injured in week six.
Her partnership with HRVY has seen the couple become the first in the series to get a perfect 30 score.
Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer
Made In Chelsea star Jamie confirmed his return to the show after he was forced to pull out of the 2019 series before the first episode due to injury.
Jamie's in good hands with longest serving female pro dancer Karen Hauer.
Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez
Maisie sent fans wild when she asked them to guess who her partner could be on her cryptic Instagram Stories' post.
The EastEnders star is paired up with Spanish star Gorka Marquez.
In 2019, Gorka wasn't partnered up with a celeb – but he's made it to the semis with partner Maisie.
Ranvir Singh and Giovanni Pernice
Ranvir, who revealed she's lost half a stone in weight as she's "too scared to eat" before her Strictly debut, is paired up with Giovanni Pernice.
Despite only joining the show five years ago, Giovanni has managed to get to the final three times, so Ranvir's chances are looking good, and the pair have made it to the semi-final.
JJ Chalmers and Amy Dowden – OUT
Invictus Games gold medallist JJ Chalmers was paired with Amy Dowden for this series.
In 2019, Amy set a personal record, making it to the final with celeb partner Karim Zeroual, but she bowed out in the quarter finals with JJ.
Clara Amfo and Aljaž Škorjanec – OUT
Radio 1 presenter Clara was paired up with Strictly favourite Aljaž škorjanec.
Despite Clara being in capable hands with the 19-time Slovenian champion in ballroom, Latin and Ten Dance, the pair were shockingly eliminated in week six.
Caroline Quentin and Johannes Radebe – OUT
Actress Caroline was paired with South African Latin Champion Johannes Radebe.
Caroline revealed she had been having secret coaching by Hollywood star Elizabeth Hurley, but the pair didn't make it past week five.
Max George and Dianne Buswell – OUT
Max George is an English singer, songwriter, and performer, who is known for being a former band member of the boyband The Wanted.
Max was partnered with Dianne Buswell, who danced with Joe Sugg in 2018 – and the pair are now a real-life couple.
Max and Dianne were the third to be eliminated after the dance off.
Nicola Adams and Katya Jones – OUT
Boxer Nicola was in the show's first ever same-sex couple with Katya Jones.
However, Nicola was forced to leave the show after partner Katya tested positive for coronavirus.
Jason Bell and Luba Mushtuk – OUT
Former professional American football cornerback Jason, paired up with pro dancer Luba.
But Jason was the show's second celeb to be sent home.
Jacqui Smith and Anton Du Beke – OUT
Former Home Secretary Jacqui was in the capable hands of Strictly veteran Anton Du Beke.
Anton has never won the competition and he and Jacqui were booted out in the first elimination.
When is Strictly Come Dancing 2020 on?
Strictly 2020 continues TONIGHT (Sunday, December 13) at 7.30pm on BBC One.
The series began on October 24— a month later than planned.
Episodes are available to watch on the BBC iPlayer.
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