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Strictly 2021 has new host joining Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman

Strictly Come Dancing is officially back later this month as fans wait with anticipation.

Fans of the show are waiting to see who will be the next celebrity to lift the famous glitterball trophy.

Stars including presenter AJ Odudu and comedian Robert Webb are preparing to don their best sequinned outfits.

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They will aim to impress judges Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse, Craig Revel Horwood and Anton Du Beke.

Regular hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman are back to present the show and are joined by Strictly professional Janette Manrara.

This year, Janette is stepping down from her role as a dancer to host Strictly spin-off It Takes Two.

Tess Daly

Tess Daly has co-hosted Strictly since the first series in 2004 where she presented the show the late Bruce Forsythe. Bruce stepped down in 2013 and she has since co-hosted the show with Claudia Winkleman.

Away from Strictly, Tess is married to fellow TV presenter Vernon Kay – who viewers will know as the former face of Family Fortunes and more recently, on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2020.

The pair tied the knot in 2013 and now have two daughters together called Phoebe and Amber.

Tess has also published two books.

Claudia Winkleman

Claudia Winkleman joined the presenting team of Strictly in 2004 as the presenter of Strictly spin-off show It Takes Two. She left the show in 2010 and was replaced by Zoe Ball.

In 2012, she returned to Strictly but her presenting duties were limited to co-hosting the Sunday night results show with Tess Daly.

Just before series 12 of Strictly in 2014, it was announced that Claudia would replace show regular Bruce Forsyth and has been on the show ever since.

She is popular with fans for her sense of humour and impromptu live presenting style.

Outside of Strictly, Claudia has been a popular TV presenter since the 90’s and has enjoyed a successful career as a journalist writing for The Sunday Times, The Independent and later Cosmopolitan.

She married her husband in 2000 and together, they have three children.

Janette Manrara

Janette Manrara models the new STAR

Janette is the newest face to the Strictly presenting team when she announced she would stepping down from her role as a dancer and would replace Zoe Ball as the host of It Takes Two.

Fans will recognise Janette as a former professional dancer on Strictly who joined in 2013. She has never lifted the glitterball trophy but did make it to her first final in 2020 with singer HRVY.

Janette is also married to fellow Strictly dancer Aljaž Škorjanec after the pair tied the knot in 2017.

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