Ariel1989 Posted April 21 Share Posted April 21 Thought I’d might as well start the new series thread since they’ve just revealed the hosts, judges and pros! Hosts Tess Daly Claudia Winkleman Judges Craig Revel Horwood Motsi Mabuse Shirley Ballas Anton du Beke Pros Dianne Buswell Nadiya Bychkova Vito Coppola Graziano Di Prima Amy Dowden Carlos Gu Karen Hauer Katya Jones Neil Jones Nikita Kuzmin Gorka Márquez Luba Mushtuk Lauren Oakley Giovanni Pernice Jowita Przystał Johannes Radebe Michelle Tsiakkas Kai Widdrington Nancy Xu The only pro not returning is Cameron Lombard. Thoughts Even though he didn’t seem to fit with the other pros, I do feel for Cameron; two years on the bench and not even a Christmas or Children in Need Special like fellow two year bencher Chloe. Overall though, pretty happy with the lineup. Loved the three newbie pros, Jowita, Carlos and Vito (he really grew on me by mid series), last year and how they all made the Final. Manifesting good partners for Kai and Nadiya this year after going so early last year; also for Graziano, yes, he made the Quarterfinal and Kym was very good but he’s shown so much growth since his first series that I think he deserves another contender (side note: I was a bit worried that he’d jump ship to join wife Giada on the horrible Italian version, so glad he’s still on a good version). Also would enjoy seeing same-sex pairings for Katya and Nikita, they seem like they’d do well with them; I can also see Amy, Dianne and Kai (he did one for Switch-Up week in Ireland) doing pretty well in one too. Not the biggest fan of Neil as a pro partner but I don’t think he’s getting a partner this year anyway because his and his fiancée’s baby is likely due during the series run and he probably needs time that he spends training with a partner for his fiancée instead. I think Luba is benched too unless they decide to swap her and Nadiya again; there’s also no way they’ll bench long-running/successful pros like Amy, Dianne, Jowita, Karen, Katya or even two-semifinals-in-a-row Nancy for Luba. If there’s room, I can see Lauren getting a partner or maybe Michelle if a celeb fits more with her than Lauren. I’m guessing there will be a new male pro to replace Cameron and make even the number of pros. My first choice would be Pasquale La Rocca but they seem to be hiring on the younger side now (hopefully he comes back to Ireland instead of staying with Italy’s inferior version). I’m interested in seeing if they get a pro from another version (like Dianne from Australia, Johannes from South Africa, Kai from Ireland, Nadiya from Slovenia, Nikita from Germany or Vito from Italy) or a newbie straight from the competition circuit (like Carlos). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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