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    Posted: 21 June 2017 at 16:37

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STRICTLY Come Dancing has lost another staple from the show.

















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SHOCK: Another regular from the show is leaving

The lineup of professional dancers has been confirmed ahead of this year's series coming in September.

Head judge Len Goodman left the show – and will be replaced by Shirley Ballas – and now three more of the cast are saying goodbye.

In a shock shakeup, last year's champ Joanne Clifton has stepped down to focus on musical theatre.

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GONER: Joanne is leaving after winning last year

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The dancing queen lifted the glitterball trophy with presenter Ore Oduba last December.

Also leaving the show are Oksana Platero, Judge Rinder's partner, and Natalie Lowe, though she announced this last month.

This means three newbies are being brought in to fill their space – South Wales dancer Amy Dowden, Australian Dianne Buswell and Ukrainian Nadiya Bychkova.

The other professionals are set to return for another series this year.

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GOODBYE: Oksana Platero and Natalie Lowe have stepped down

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“I will miss the show so much”

Joanne Clifton

That means Janette Manrara, Gorka Márquez, Karen Clifton, Pasha Kovalev, Anton du Beke, Brendan Cole, Giovanni Pernice, Aljaž Skorjanec, Katya Jones, AJ Pritchard, Kevin Clifton and Oti Mabuse will be back.

Joanne, who is touring with Thoroughly Modern Millie, has said she'd be sad to leave her co-stars.

"Being part of the Strictly experience has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me and I will miss the show so much.

"It's been a tough decision but I am looking forward to facing new challenges and focusing on my musical theatre career."

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NEW: Nadiya Bychkova, Amy Dowden and Dianne Buswell are joining


She will, however, return to the first episode of the series to reunite with Ore for a performance.

Welsh beauty Amy said of joining the show: "Becoming a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing has made my wildest dreams come true, it does not feel real.

"I have always been proud of my Welsh roots and feel so honoured to be the first Welsh professional dancer on the most loved show on TV."

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  Quote Bren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 June 2017 at 16:40
Sad about Jo leaving, but was on the cards after the success of Millie, - she will I think be making announcement about her next project very soon.

New line up looks good, the girls are of a good quality, Amy and her dance partner Ben did a demonstration at the school at the end of last year - very welsh she is :) - good dancer

The male line up is very tired IMO

same about as last year (8 girls, nine males) so think you may find 1 male and 1 female dancer maybe partnerless
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  Quote katiekins1867 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 June 2017 at 19:46
Chloe isn't listed as returning in the article - do we assume she is anyway because they've not said she's leaving?

Couldn't agree with you more Bren about the male line up... yawn! Also, sad Jo isn't returning but understandable given her success.

Already looking forward to the celeb line up reveal!
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  Quote Bren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 June 2017 at 22:05
yes Chloe def back
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  Quote deborah31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 June 2017 at 12:43
Joanne leaving- shocked, just seen it
http://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/tv/strictly-come-dancing-winner-ore-oduba-on-joanne-cliftons-shock-exit/ar-BBD1fKa?li=AA9SkIr&ocid=spartandhp

Anton still in it????
Obviously for the more mature ladies participating.

Don't mind Brendan still being in it.
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  Quote salsa-addict Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 June 2017 at 13:56
Neil Jones' name is also missing in the article. Shame Joanne is going as I really enjoyed her routines and watching her dance. I know nothing about the newbies but think Katya must be in with a chance of doing well this year considering how brilliant she was with "no hoper" Ed last year.
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  Quote Maisie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 June 2017 at 14:46
Just read about Jo going, so came straight here! Relieved to see Bren's comments re the new girls & agree that the men could do with a cull!!
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  Quote Bren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 June 2017 at 17:22
Jo has announced today she is to star in the new production of Flashdance - onwards and upwards


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  Quote Bren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 June 2017 at 17:24
agree Salsa - Katya is due a contender as are a few others - Oti should get a no hoper she had the out and out favourite last year

None of the male dancers have changed - Neil is still in
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  Quote Jo Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 June 2017 at 07:50
Wishing Jo all the best in musical theatre.

I think Neil & Chloe should have partners this year.
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