Strictly Come Dancing pairings teased as male professionals spotted filming

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The Strictly Come Dancing 2022 series has started filming and as the excitement builds we have a first sneak peek as the professionals film their opening sequence.

The male professionals were spotted taking a break still in costume as they posed for some snaps.

Gorka Marquez, Cameron Lombard, Johannes Radabe, Graziano and Nikita Kuzmin were all dressed up in Hawaiian t-shirts as they posed for some pictures to enjoy the sunshine.

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This year will be the 20th series of the ballroom dancing show and the exciting celebrity line-up has been announced..

15 stars prepared to fight to get their hands on the Glitterball this year. Scottish star Kaye Adams has been announced in the line-up, and she will fight against the likes of actor Will Mellor and Countryfile star Helen Skelton on the show.

Anton du Beke will be joining the judging panel permanently this series, alongside Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood and Shirley Ballas, whilst with Oti Mabuse and Aljaž Škorjanec stepping down as pro dancers, four new talented stars will be joining the show.

Lauren Oakley, Michelle Tsiakkas, Vito Coppola and Carlos Gu have all signed up.

The official show pairings haven't yet been announced – but the snaps could hint at who may and may not have a partner.

Each series, some of the professionals are held in reserve rather than being paired up, though they'll still participate in group dances.

However, Helen Skelton is the newest star to have signed up to the show and eagle eyed fans noticed that Helen followed pro-dancer Neil Jones on social media over the weekend, with him returning the favour.

He was the only pro dancer in the show’s cast that Helen followed, leading Strictly fans to believe they will be treading the dance floor together.

One person tweeted: "I've got a feeling Helen and Neil will be paired together."

A second person penned: "Neil and Helen would make a great pairing."

It comes as Helen admitted she would be taking part in this year’s Strictly following the breakdown of her marriage.

Speaking about her debut on the ballroom floor, Helen said: "I'm really excited to get stuck into a fun adventure.

"My family and friends have always loved the show and can't wait for me to get started.

She revealed on BBC Radio 2 that agreeing to take part in the show was a recent decision, and that she had been interested following her stint in the Christmas special ten years ago.

Helen added: "Who gets to go to work and made to look a bit like Beyonce and have a fun time?

"So I just thought, this is madness to not do it, of course I should do it. It'll be so much fun."

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