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Strictly Come Dancing 2021 LATEST: Dan Walker praises Nadiya Bychkova for waiting at A&E as launch show dazzles fans

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STRICTLY Come Dancing’s Greg Wise was paired with Karen Hauer as the new celebrity contestants and their professional partners were revealed during a glittering launch show last night.

The 15 celebrities, who include Olympian Adam Peaty, rugby star Ugo Monye and TV presenter Judi Love, made their debut on the dancefloor during a group number.

Greg, who is married to screen legend Emma Thompson, had fans in hysterics with his Reggae-robot dance during the evening.

And Dan Walker sung the praises of his pro partner Nadiya Bychkova -who ptiently waited hours for him as he attended A&E following a head injury.

The BBC news presenter said: “I hope you all get to know Nadiya a bit too. She’s really funny and such a great teacher. We’ve had a real giggle already and the partnership was cemented when she waited for hours for me in A & E the other day.”

Also competing is EastEnders actress Nina Wadia, TV presenter AJ Odudu, Dragons’ Den investor Sara Davies, McFly star Tom Fletcher, Coronation Street actress Katie McGlynn, TV presenter Tilly Ramsay, comedian Robert Webb, CBBC host Rhys Stephenson and actor Greg Wise.

EastEnders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis is also be the first deaf contestant to appear in the series.

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