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Monday, June 02, 2014

Pro Line-Up Changes

There will be two new pro dancers in this year's Strictly line-up, while three depart.

James Jordan is leaving to persue other projects, although Ola will remain on the show. Artem Chigvintsev has decided to remain in the US, after joining Dancing With The Stars this year. Anya Garnis will remain part of the Strictly family, working as a choreographer.

Joining the show are two new pros.

Joanne Clifton joins the series after working on Burn The Floor for a while. She has already appeared on Strictly as a backing dancer on last year's Blackpool show. Joanne is the sister of Strictly pro Kevin Clifton.

      Photo: Chris Mann Photo

Here is a clip of Joanne performing with Paolo Bosco at the World Dance Show in Russia.

Also joining the line-up is Tristan MacManus. Tristan was born in Ireland, and has also appeared in Burn The Floor. He has appeared as a pro on Dancing With The Stars in the US, partnering several contestants including singer Gladys Knight. Here they dance the tango.

After missing the 2013 series due to a foot injury, Natalie Lowe also returns to the show's main pro line-up.

Female pros for 2014: Joanne Clifton, Karen Hauer, Ola Jordan
, Natalie Lowe, Iveta Lukosiute, Janette Manrara,Kristina Rihanoff and Aliona Vilani.

Male pros for 2014: 
Anton du Beke, 
Kevin Clifton, Brendan Cole, 
Pasha Kovalev, 
Tristan MacManus, Aljaž Skorjanec and Robin Windsor.


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