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Strictly Come Dancing fans react as first same sex pairing revealed

The celebrities and professional dancers were paired up on Saturday night's show

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Strictly Come Dancing fans have reacted as the show’s first same sex pairing was revealed.

On Saturday night, the popular dance show returned to our screens to announce which celebrities and professional dancers would be pairing up.

Olympic boxer Nicola Adams was previously announced to take part in the series’ first ever same sex pairing, and was teamed with dancer Katya Jones at the pre-launch show.

Sharing her excitement at her pairing, Nicola wrote: “I’m so happy and excited to finally announce my partner @mrs_katjones.” 

 

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I’m so happy and excited to finally announce my partner @mrs_katjones I couldn’t have been paired with a better partner than a fellow champion in her own right and I can’t wait to see what creative dance routines Katya comes up with. Are you ready for the first dance!? 😉

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“I couldn’t have been paired with a better partner than a fellow champion in her own right and I can’t wait to see what creative dance routines Katya comes up with.

“Are you ready for the first dance!? 😉” she added.

Sharing their excitement at Strictly’s history-making decision, fans took to Twitter to praise the show.

One fan wrote: “Nicola Adams and Katya Jones making history together. What a power partnership this is going to be! #Strictly”.

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on October 24.

Here is the full list of the 2020 pairings:

Caroline Quentin and Johannes Radebe

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Take a bow @quentyquestions and @johannesradebe, you're our first #Strictly 2020 couple! 🎉

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Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse

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Name a more iconic duo than @the_bill_bailey and @OtiMabuse, we'll wait… #Strictly

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HRVY and Janette Manrara

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Hooray for @HRVY and @jmanrara! Ready to make moves on #Strictly 2020. ✨

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Jacqui Smith and Anton Du Beke

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"It's a match made in heaven." Jacqui and @mrantondubeke are your next #Strictly pairing!

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Clara Amfo and Aljaz Skorjanec

 

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Now that’s a reaction! 🙌 Are you screaming at home for @claraamfo and @AljazSkorjanec’s pairing? #Strictly

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Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer

Jason Bell and Luba Mushtuk

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The secret's out… @jasonbell33 and @lubamushtuk will be tackling #Strictly together! 💪

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JJ Chalmers and Amy Dowden

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Our first ever Celtic couple are Ready, Roger! It's @jj.chalmers and @amy_dowden 🎉 #Strictly

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Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez

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Team A-Maise-G already look amazing together! Who can't wait to see @maisiesmithofficial and @gorkamarquez on the dancefloor? 😍 #Strictly

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Max George and Dianne Buswell

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He asked for an Aussie redhead and we delivered! @maxgeorge and @diannebuswell are your final #Strictly 2020 pairing.

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Ranvir Singh and Giovanni Pernice

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Yes @ranvirtv, dreams do come true (in the form of @pernicegiovann1!). Now it's time to staaaart dancing! #Strictly

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Nicola Adams and Katya Jones

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We don't know who was more excited about meeting their new dance partner, @nicolaadamsobe or @mrs_katjones! 😄 #Strictly

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