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'Strictly Come Dancing' 2016: Two 'Britain's Got Talent' Stars Among New Professional Dancers

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26/07/2016 13:57

Two former ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ stars are set to join this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ as professional dancers. 

AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt will also become the youngest pros the BBC ballroom show has ever had, aged just 21 and 20 respectively. 

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AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt have joined 'Strictly Come Dancing'

The pair, who are British and European Youth Latin and Ballroom Champions, previously appeared on ‘BGT’ in 2013, where they impressed judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams with their routines, going on to reach the live semi-finals. 

AJ said of joining the show: “Watch out ‘Strictly’, here I come, it is going to be amazing and I feel ecstatic!”

Chloe added: “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.”

Watch their ‘BGT’ audition below...

The BBC have also announced the addition of Neil Jones to the pro-dancing line-up. 

Neil is the undefeated four-time British National Champion, and the three-time winner of the World Amateur Latin Championships, and is also the husband of Katya Jones, who was one of the new professionals that were announced last month

“I am so thrilled to be joining the cast of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’!” he said.

“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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Neil Jones is also set to become a pro-dancer

Other dancers new to ‘Strictly’ are Ukranian champion Oksana Platero, Spanish dance professional Gorka Marquez, who were confirmed in June, alongside Katya. 

The sixsome are replacing departing pros Gleb Savchenko, Ola Jordan, Kristina Rihanoff, Aliona Vilani and Tristan MacManus.

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ returns to BBC One in the autumn. 

Find out everything you need to know about the new series here

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