Strictly star declares “bring on the curse” as she is matched with pro

Series got off to a sizzling start!

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The wait is finally over… this year’s Strictly contestants have discovered which professional dancer will be putting them through their paces.

There was much excitement as Tess announced this year’s pairings on tonight’s launch show…

Dr Ranj Singh and Janette Manrara

Susannah Constantine and Anton Du Beke

Charles Venn and Karen Clifton

Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton

Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell

Kate Silverton and Aljaz Škorjanec

Lauren Steadman and AJ Pritchard

Strictly's Lauren Steadman and AJ Pritchard (Credit: BBC)

Danny John-Jules and Amy Dowden

Lee Ryan and Nadiya Bychkova

 Katie Piper and Gorka Marquez

Ashley Roberts and Pasha Kovalev

Seann Walsh and Katya Jones

Faye Tozer and Giovanni Pernice

Graeme Swann and Oti Mabuse

Vick Hope and Graziano Di Prima

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One celebrity in particular was thrilled with her match; Susannah Constantine almost squeezed the life out of Anton Du Beke when his name was called out for her.

We hope his lovely wife Hannah Summers was too busy looking after the couple’s baby twins to hear what the style expert had to say.

“Bring on the Strictly curse,” she gushed. “I am with God himself. What more could I want?”

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