Updated: 22/08/2013 14:45 | By Toby Earle, Senior TV Editor, MSN, pa.press.net

Strictly Come Dancing 2013: dancers revealed for new series

Strictly Come Dancing 2013 has revealed new professional dancers


Strictly Come Dancing (© BBC)

We have reached Sequin Alert Level 3 - Strictly Come Dancing has unveiled a new set of professional dancers who'll be paired up with this year's celebrities.

Along with this snazzy new logo, there are five new dancers to accompany the dancefloor novices over the course of the series, and they include dancers who've appeared in True Blood, have performed with J-Lo and have taken part in Slovenia's Dancing with the Stars.

It's going to be the largest Strictly field in the show's history, with eight female celebrities and seven male celebrities set to take to the floor. These new dancers will join regulars Brendan Cole, Anton du Beke, James Jordan, Robin Windsor, Artem Chigvintsev, Pasha Kovalev, Ola Jordan, Kristina Rihanoff, Natalie Lowe and Karen Hauer.

Anya Garris Strictly Come Dancing

Anya Garnis
Russian Anya is pals with current Strictly dancer Pasha and they were repeat finalists at the US Open Ballroom Championship, until she then appeared in So You Think You Can Dance?. She's also appeared in True Blood.

Janette Strictly Come Dancing

Janette Manrara
Performing in musical theatre since she was 12, Janette performed with J-Lo at the Oscars and was principle dancer in the TV series and live tour of Glee.

Iveta Strictly Come Dancing

Iveta Lukosiute
Last year's emergency replacement for the injured Aliona, Iveta is twice the World Professional Champion in a range of dances and has also appeared in So You Think You Can Dance?.

Aljaz Strictly Come Dancing

Aljaz Skorjanec
Slovenian Aljaz started shaking his hips at five and has won 19 (yes, 19!) Slovenian championships in ballroom and Latin. He's also appeared in Slovenia's Dancing With The Stars.

Kevin Strictly Come Dancing

Kevin Clifton
One time Youth World Number One and four-time British Latin Champion, Kevin made his musical theatre debut in 2010 in Dirty Dancing.

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