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    Posted: 26 July 2016 at 12:15

Three more new pro-dancers for 2016

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Today we can exclusively reveal three more professional dancers will be joining the show! The all-British dancers include World Champion Neil Jones and British and European Youth Latin and Ballroom Champions, AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt, who will be the youngest ever professional dancers to appear on Strictly Come Dancing!

Professional dancers already announced for the new series are Aljaz Skorjanec, Anton Du Beke, Brendan Cole, Pasha Kovalev, Kevin Clifton, Gorka Marquez, Giovanni Pernice, Karen Clifton, Joanne Clifton, Katya Jones, Janette Manrara, Natalie Lowe, Oti Mabuse and Oksana Platero.

 

AJ Pritchard


AJ was born in Stoke-on-Trent and is aged 21. In 2015, AJ and his dance partner Chloe Hewitt won one of the biggest championship in the world to become British Open Youth Latin Champions. That same year they also became European Youth Latin Champions. Over their nine year competitive career they have set records by becoming the National Youth Latin Champions for three years in a row from 2012 - 2014 in the two biggest British competitions and uniquely they have been champions in both the Ballroom and Latin syllabuses. When Strictly Come Dancing first started in 2004, AJ was only aged nine and he has grown up watching the series.

AJ said, “Watch out Strictly, here I come, it is going to be amazing and I feel ecstatic!”

 

Chloe Hewitt


Chloe is aged 20 making her the youngest ever dancer to take part in Strictly Come Dancing. Born in Chester, Chloe was aged eight when Strictly Come Dancing first aired on TV. After watching the show, she decided to take up dancing and started going to Ballroom and Latin lessons. Last year, Chloe and her fellow dance partner AJ Pritchard won one of the biggest championships in the world to become British Open Youth Latin Champions. That same year they also became European Youth Latin Champions. Over their nine year competitive career they have set records by becoming the National Youth Latin Champions for three years in a row from 2012-2014 in the two biggest British competitions.

Chloe said, “My childhood dream of being on Strictly Come Dancing is now reality! The sheer excitement is exhilarating and I cannot wait to be part of the Strictly family.”

 

Neil Jones


Neil is the undefeated 4-time British National Champion, and the three-time winner of the World Amateur Latin Championships with his wife Katya Jones, who also joins the show this year. In 2015, Neil and Katya were crowned World Professional Latin Showdance Champions. Neil was born in a British Army Camp in Munster, Germany and started dancing at a local ballet school at the age of three. He concentrated mainly in Ballroom and Latin, and also trained in tap, modern and ballet. He holds many titles including the UK, British, European and World Latin Champion.

"I am so thrilled to be joining the cast of Strictly Come Dancing! As a British dancer I have grown up watching this amazing show, it is a massive honour and I am feeling pumped and excited to be part of the Strictly family."

 

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  Quote Bren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2016 at 12:18
in line with rumours I was not surprised re Neil who is Katya's husband

from what is on the net Neil will be with a celeb and AJ ane Chloe part of the pro dance routines

AJ is son of a dancer who we know well so now 3 kids of dance friends on the show (Jo and kev being the other two)
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  Quote deborah31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2016 at 12:50
Are they tall enough tho??
The first one looks so young!!
I'd like a few more 'mature' but brilliant dancers!!!
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  Quote Bren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2016 at 12:57
Iam thrilled more quality British dancers added to show and from competitive world as well

AJ and Chloe are young think they are there to be part of the pro dance routines (last year Kaya and Neil danced many of the pro routines with them going to the main part think these are their replacements for pro dance routines) AJ ane chloe dance 10 dance so added bonus

They are  a small couple of great talent but only just 20 so a bit young to have a celen I think

AJ and chloe ballroom

on Britains Got Talent


Think SCD's younger viewers will love AJ
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  Quote Jo Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2016 at 22:01
They are so cute. Think everyone will like them.

I can't remember... Did they make BGT final?



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