So far, only participants for the year 2023 have been confirmed in the BBC show program

The multi-award-winning entertainment show, produced by BBC Studios, will return this autumn for a new series on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, once again bringing glitz, glamor and glorious dancing to homes across the country.

The first three celebrities were revealed on The One Show on Friday night (Aug. 4): Sherlock’s Amanda Abbington, former news anchor Angela Rippon and star of stage and screen Layton Williams.

The announcements have continued to dominate the headlines since, with Emmerdale actor Adam Thomas and BBC radio presenter Nikita Kanda being the latest stars to be cast today (8 August).

But who are the celebrities who have joined so far as they prepare to glide across the dance floor to a sensual rumba or a rousing jive?

Strictly Come Dancing celebrities announced for 2023 so far – who are they?

  • Sherlock and Mr. Selfridge Actress Amanda Abbington
  • Former news anchor Angela Rippon
  • Stage and film star Layton Williams
  • Channel 4 journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy
  • Comedian Eddie Kadi
  • Irish presenter Angela Scanlon
  • Love Island’s Zara McDermott
  • Emmerdale and Waterloo Road actor Adam Thomas
  • BBC radio presenter Nikita Kanda

Professional dancers: Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Nikita Kuzmin, Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk, Giovanni Pernice, Jowita Przystal, Johannes Radebe, Kai Widdrington, Nancy Xu, Carlos Gu, Lauren Oakley, Michelle Tsiakkas and Vito Coppola all return for 2023.

Meanwhile, celebrity judges return behind their judging panels once again, as controversial Craig Revel Horwood, Let’s Dance Germany judge Motsi Mabuse, NTA Award-winning judge Anton Du Beke, as well as Queen of Latin Shirley Ballas Head judge return.

Will Amy Dowden join Strictly Come Dancing this year after being diagnosed with cancer?

Welsh professional dancer Amy Dowden has recently confirmed she won’t be partnering with a celebrity this year as she is being treated after yet another cancer diagnosis as she was first diagnosed with breast cancer earlier in the year, she reports radio times.

Dua Lipa doesn’t want people to “interfere” in her personal life.

On July 21, Amy explained in a live Instagram video with cancer charity CoppaFeel, “This year on Strictly it means I can’t dance with a celebrity, but I’m in such regular contact with the team. The BBC were just amazing.”

In a statement to Radio Times, Strictly executive producer Sarah James said, “We will continue to support Amy as she receives her treatment and work closely with her to ensure she can be included in the upcoming series.”

“All members of the Strictly Come Dancing family continue to send all our love and well wishes to Amy.”

The remaining celebrity contestants in the new series will be announced in due course, and avid viewers should keep an eye on TV and radio broadcasts to be the first to hear the news. So far, only participants for the year 2023 have been confirmed in the BBC show program

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