Strictly Come Dancing just announced four new professionals joining the line-up

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Strictly Come Dancing is adding four new professional dancers to the line-up for this autumn, Kai Widdrington, Nikita Kuzmin, Cameron Lombard and Jowita Przystal.

You might recognise Polish Open Latin Champion Jowita, she won BBC show The Greatest Dancer, being mentored by Oti Mabuse. The prize was to perform on Strictly, so Jowita's already appeared on the show.

She said of the new role: "This is my biggest dream come true. No words can describe how I feel right now. I'm still pinching myself to check if this is real but I am beyond excited to be joining the Strictly Come Dancing family and I can't wait to give all of my heart and soul on that dance floor!"

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Kai was World Junior Latin American Champion back in2010, and a Britain's Got Talent finalist, he's also a former Dancing with the Stars Ireland pro. He called joining the show: "My childhood dream come true,"

"Watching Strictly from the very first series as a young boy from Southampton and now 18 years later, to be a professional dancer on the show is the most amazing feeling and the biggest accomplishment of my career. I can't wait to step onto the Strictly floor and experience the exciting times that lie ahead."

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Nikita, a six-time Latin and Ballroom National Champion in Italy was previously a Let's Dance Germany professional, is also a loyal Strictly fan, saying: "I've always been amazed by the magic Strictly Come Dancing brings. No matter what country I have found myself living in, I've never missed a chance to watch it. And joining it as a professional dancer is my big chance to make some magic on the most famous dance floor. I can't wait to give it my all!"

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And last but not least, reigning South African Latin Champion Cameron said of his new role: "Thank you Strictly Come Dancing for this life-changing opportunity. Not only is this a dream come true but a challenge I am accepting with both hands. I am excited beyond imagination and looking forward to leaving my mark on the dance floor!"

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They will be joining the current line-up of professionals which includes Aljaž Škorjanec, Amy Dowden, Dianne Buswell, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Graziano Di Prima, Johannes Radebe, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, Nancy Xu, Neil Jones and Oti Mabuse.

Those leaving the pro line up this year include long-running pro Anton Du Beke, who is joining the judging panel, and Janette Manrara who is taking over presenting duties on It Takes Two.

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