Strictly Come Dancing 2023 viewers say they already know who is going to go out first when eliminations begin – and have also predicted the series winner.
Strictly came back for 2023 with an action packed launch show full of glitz, glam and a full announcement of every celebrity and pro dancer pairing (see below).
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman introduced each pair to the Strictly ballroom as buzzing fans keenly began to pick their favourite – and least favourite – celebrity couples for 2023 and predicted one pair in particular to struggle.
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The confirmed Strictly Come Dancing 2023 lineup and couples list is:
Amanda Abbington & Giovanni Pernice
Angela Rippon & Kai Widdrington
Layton Williams & Nikita Kuzmin
Eddie Kadi & Karen Hauer
Krishnan Guru-Murthy & Lauren Oakley
Angela Scanlon & Carlos Gu
Zara McDermott & Grazio Di Prima
Adam Thomas & Luba Mushtuk
Nikita Kanda & Gorka Marquez
Jody Cundy & Jowita Przystal
Ellie Leach & Vito Coppola
Bobby Brazier & Dianne Buswell
Nigel Harman & Katya Jones
Annabel Croft & Johannes Radebe
Les Dennis & Nancy Xu
And viewers were thrilled to begin speculating on who’s going to do well – and who might quickstep out the door early on.
@e_erinz said: “Such a good launch show, and too many great pairings to list!! Layton is my immediate fave this year, but Zara/Bobby/Ellie/Nigel/Eddie could all be ones to watch #Strictly”
@bolandcatherine said: “Early prediction #Strictly @LaytonWilliams for the win @kuzmin__nikita Soul lucky to meet you @ Newtownmountkennedy charity #StrictlyComeDancing fundraiser. Gorgeous human being!”
@k8JohnsonAuthor said: “Yep. After that opening number I think I’m putting my money on Layton and Nikita. #Strictly”
And viewers predicted the dancers they thought may struggle – with Les Dennis’ name coming up most often.
@9209ant said: “Les Dennis I fear he maybe the runt of the litter #Strictly”
@catsinfrance said: “So who is going to be first out? Les Dennis? Angela Ripon? I want @krishgm to stay in a while yet as he just looks as if he’s having enormous fun. I also want Annabel Croft to stay in too.”
@rebeccahindle_c said: “Poor Nancy I love her but she’s got alot of work to change Len from Dad dancing”
@parlow72 said: “I think it’s safe to say Les Denis will be the first to leave.”
Strictly Come Dancing returns next Saturday on BBC One and BBC iPlayer for the first week of dances