Strictly’s skilled dancer Katya Jones flashes her abs in a sports activities bra

The primary two new contestants for the 20 th sequence of Strictly Come Dancing had been introduced on Thursday – Will Mellor and Kym Marsh.

{And professional} dancer Katya Jones, 33, flaunted her washboard abs as she stepped out in a cropped black long-sleeved most sensible and gray Roxi leggings.

She was once joined on the practice session by means of Strictly lovebirds Kai Widdrington and Nadiya Bychkova, who appeared as smitten as ever, and different professional dancers.

Stunner: Professional dancer Katya Jones , 33, flaunted her washboard abs as she stepped out in a cropped black long-sleeved top and grey Roxi leggings

Stunner: Skilled dancer Katya Jones , 33, flaunted her washboard abs as she stepped out in a cropped black long-sleeved most sensible and gray Roxi leggings

Exciting: Russian performer Katya added a pop of colour to her ensemble with a pair of red trainers as she headed to rehearsals after the first celebrity contestants were unveiled

Thrilling: Russian performer Katya added a pop of color to her ensemble with a couple of pink running shoes as she headed to rehearsals after the primary famous person contestants had been unveiled

Russian performer Katya added a pop of color to her ensemble with a couple of pink running shoes as she headed to rehearsals after the primary famous person contestants had been unveiled.

She styled her brunette locks in a half-up half-down taste and flaunted her herbal excellent appears as she went fresh-faced for the time out.

Katya gave the look to be in excellent spirits as she smiled whilst at the telephone, whilst she carried a espresso and a snack in a single hand. 

In other places, at Wednesday’s rehearsals, Katya gave a large thumbs up as she left a nine-hour practice session, flashing her abs in a white crop most sensible.

Chatting: Katya appeared to be in good spirits as she smiled while on the phone, while she carried a coffee and a snack in one hand

Chatting: Katya gave the look to be in excellent spirits as she smiled whilst at the telephone, whilst she carried a espresso and a snack in a single hand

Thumbs up! Elsewhere, at Wednesday's rehearsals, Katya gave a big thumbs up as she left a nine-hour rehearsal, flashing her abs in a white crop top

Thumbs up! In other places, at Wednesday’s rehearsals, Katya gave a large thumbs up as she left a nine-hour practice session, flashing her abs in a white crop most sensible

Katya had a large smile on her face as she gave a fellow dancer a hug after a gruelling consultation. 

In spite of her lengthy day, she appeared implausible dressed in army tracksuit bottoms and a jacket with Fila running shoes. 

She added a slick of ruby pink lipstick and wore her raven locks down in a directly taste.

At Thursday’s rehearsals, Kai and Nadiya placed on a loved-up show as they sweetly walked hand-in-hand outdoor rehearsals.

Tough times: The Russian went through a gruelling NINE-hour session - she looked incredible wearing navy tracksuit bottoms and a jacket with Fila trainers

Difficult occasions: The Russian went thru a gruelling NINE-hour consultation – she appeared implausible dressed in army tracksuit bottoms and a jacket with Fila running shoes

The launch date of this year's series of Strictly has been confirmed as Wednesday September 7

The release date of this 12 months’s sequence of Strictly has been showed as Wednesday September 7

Ukrainian dancer Nadiya, 32, saved it informal in blue leggings and a cropped gray hoodie which gave a flash of her toned abs.

She saved comfy in a couple of blue and orange running shoes and shielded her eyes with a couple of spherical shades.

Nadiya styled her golden tresses in a directly model and gave the look to be in excellent spirits as she flashed a grin.

Her boyfriend Kai lower a laid again determine in gray shipment trousers and a black graphic T-shirt, which he styled with gray running shoes.

Hand-in-hand: She was joined at the rehearsal by Strictly lovebirds Kai Widdrington and Nadiya Bychkova, who looked as smitten as ever, and other pro dancers

Hand-in-hand: She was once joined on the practice session by means of Strictly lovebirds Kai Widdrington and Nadiya Bychkova, who appeared as smitten as ever, and different professional dancers

He sported a couple of flier shades and wore his darkish locks in a slicked-back taste as he held palms with Nadiya.

In other places, Karen Hauer and Luba Mushtuk flaunted their implausible figures as they joined their fellow execs at rehearsals.

Karen, 40, confirmed off her lithe body in black leggings and a striped bra, which she styled with a couple of white running shoes.

She styled her curled tresses in a unfastened up-do and sported a couple of outsized sun shades and gold hoop earrings for the time out.

Stunners: Elsewhere, Karen Hauer and Luba Mushtuk flaunted their incredible figures as they joined their fellow professionals at rehearsals

Stunners: In other places, Karen Hauer and Luba Mushtuk flaunted their implausible figures as they joined their fellow execs at rehearsals

All smiles: Strictly newbie Lauren Oakley also attended the ninth day of rehearsals and was seen eagerly waving as she arrived

All smiles: Strictly novice Lauren Oakley additionally attended the 9th day of rehearsals and was once noticed eagerly waving as she arrived

Luba, 32, opted for a couple of black leggings and a black bralet, which gave a flash of her washboard abs.

Strictly novice Lauren Oakley additionally attended the 9th day of rehearsals and was once noticed eagerly waving as she arrived.

She appeared without problems elegant in gray shorts and a cropped black vest most sensible, which she styled with a couple of white running shoes.

She saved her necessities in a black purse and shielded her face with a couple of black cat-eye shades.

Colourful: Also seen at rehearsals was Nikita Kuzmin, who cut a vibrant figure in a blue tie-dye co-ord set, made up of a shirt and shorts

Vibrant: Additionally noticed at rehearsals was once Nikita Kuzmin, who lower a colourful determine in a blue tie-dye co-ord set, made up of a blouse and shorts

Additionally noticed at rehearsals was once Nikita Kuzmin, who lower a colourful determine in a blue tie-dye co-ord set, made up of a blouse and shorts. 

She finished her glance with a couple of black running shoes and sported a couple of flier shades, whilst she styled her blonde locks loosely in a directly model. 

The release date of this 12 months’s sequence of Strictly has been showed as Wednesday September 7.

Coming soon! Kym Marsh has joined the lineup for Strictly Come Dancing 2022

At last! Will Mellor was the first star confirmed for the new series

Eventually! The primary two stars for Strictly Come Dancing 2022 were introduced, with actor Will Mellor (proper) and cleaning soap favorite Kym Marsh (left) becoming a member of the lineup

Coronation Side road actress Kym and the Two Pints Of Lager and A Packet Of Crisps big name Will, each 46, had been unveiled on Thursday’s BBC Breakfast, with Kym revealing she’s sought after to sign up for the demonstrate for ‘a variety of years.’

She stated: ‘I have thought to be doing Strictly for years however the timings by no means labored out. I am so overjoyed that this 12 months they have got! 

‘I am an enormous fan of the demonstrate and cannot consider I’ll cross from staring at at house in my pyjamas to in reality dancing in entrance of the judges in a sparkly get dressed, it is unreal!’ 

See you later: She gave a fellow dancer a big hug outside on the street

Goodbye: She gave a fellow dancer a large hug outdoor in the street 

Talking on Breakfast, Kym admitted she hadn’t instructed her Morning Are living co-host Gethin Jones about collaborating within the demonstrate, in spite of hm prior to now collaborating in 2007.

She stated: ‘I used to be joking with him and I stated ”had been you on Strictly as a result of you will have by no means discussed it!” I believe he was once all the time asking me if I used to be going to do it, and he saved occurring about it once more over the following few months, and naturally I have now not spoken to him and I’m going to most likely get a message later pronouncing ”you by no means instructed me!”

Talking by way of. Zoom, Kym printed that her oldsters had been each hiding in the back of a curtain whilst she took section within the interview, they usually had been much more excited to peer her take to the dancefloor. 

Here she is! Former Coronation Street star Kym was unveiled as the second contestant on Thursday's BBC Breakfast

Right here she is! Former Coronation Side road big name Kym was once unveiled as the second one contestant on Thursday’s BBC Breakfast

Soap favourite: Kym is best known for playing Michelle Connor on Coronation Street from 2006 to 2019

Cleaning soap favorite: Kym is best possible identified for enjoying Michelle Connor on Coronation Side road from 2006 to 2019

The actress, who rose to reputation as a celebrity of the band Rumour, added she’s open to finding out the brand new dance types, as they’re going to be a stark distinction to her pop big name days. 

She persisted: ‘I am simply very prepared to be informed staring at it, I have accomplished dancing prior to when I used to be just a little lady, and when I used to be in Rumour, my husband may be very serious about me with the ability to educate him, so we will do it after we cross to the balls.

‘Any of them actually, simply to learn to dance correctly could be sensible.’

Requested whether or not she’ll concern the cruel evaluations of Craig Revel Horwood and the remainder of the judging panel, Kym added: ‘I used to be judged by means of Nasty Nigel in Popstars do not omit that, he was once the villain again within the day!

‘Those are the folks I in point of fact admire, that is what they do, I am simply going to must suck it up I suppose, you will have simply to take it at the chin.’

Determined: Asked whether she'll fear the harsh critiques of Craig Revel Horwood and the rest of the judging panel, Kym added: 'I was judged by Nasty Nigel in Popstars don't forget that'

Decided: Requested whether or not she’ll concern the cruel evaluations of Craig Revel Horwood and the remainder of the judging panel, Kym added: ‘I used to be judged by means of Nasty Nigel in Popstars do not omit that’

Kym is best possible identified for enjoying Michelle Connor in Coronation Side road from 2006 to 2019, and because October 2020 has co-hosted BBC’s Morning Are living.

It’s set to be a hectic 12 months for Kym as she additionally set to movie Waterloo Highway on the finish of the 12 months, becoming a member of the varsity drama as mother-of-two Nicky Walters.

Kym’s unveiling got here after fellow Corrie big name Will was once unveiled as the primary contestant previous within the demonstrate, with the actor pronouncing he is signed as much as deliver some pleasure to his mom after a ‘difficult time’ for his circle of relatives. 

He stated: ‘I am truthfully so satisfied to be collaborating in Strictly Come Dancing this 12 months! Now not going to lie, it is completely out of my convenience zone and I do know it’ll be an enormous problem however that is what existence is all about.

‘This could also be my Mum’s favorite demonstrate and he or she’s had a actually difficult few years so I am doing that is for her as neatly. Convey it on!’

First big star! Kym's unveiling came after fellow Corrie star Will was unveiled as the first contestant earlier in the show

First large big name! Kym’s unveiling got here after fellow Corrie big name Will was once unveiled as the primary contestant previous within the demonstrate

Following a sequence of clues alluding to his earlier appearing roles, Will was once unveiled as the primary Strictly big name all the way through the Breakfast demonstrate, and stated he agreed to sign up for the demonstrate after vowing to ‘clutch existence’ following his father’s loss of life in 2020.

He instructed Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt: ‘Excited is one phrase for it, terrified is some other, that is probably the most causes I am doing it, it is stepping out of my convenience zone.

‘Once I stated sure to doing it, it was once some distance away, however it is going a little nearer it begins settling in and it will get a little horrifying now.’

Tragic: He said he signed up for the show to bring some joy for his mum, after his beloved father Bill passed away from cancer in 2020

Tragic: He stated he signed up for the demonstrate to deliver some pleasure for his mum, after his loved father Invoice gave up the ghost from most cancers in 2020

Will added that he has already instructed his two kids he could be becoming a member of the demonstrate, including he sought after their blessing to participate over fears he may just embarrass them.

He added: ‘I needed to inform my children, as a result of I needed to ask if it was once alright, they are 18 and 14, I am not going to do the rest they to find mortifying, they are OK. It is one thing that I have by no means accomplished prior to.’

May even printed that he determined to sign up for the demonstrate after vowing to ‘clutch existence and create new reminiscences,’ and stated he sought after to deliver some positivity for his mom following his dad’s loss of life in 2020, two weeks after being recognized with most cancers.

Blast from the past! Will starred in the BBC comedy Two Pings Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps from 2001 to 2011

Blast from the previous! Will starred within the BBC comedy Two Pings Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps from 2001 to 2011

Sinister: He also played the villains drug lord Harvey Gaskell on Coronation Street last year

Sinister: He additionally performed the villains drug lord Harvey Gaskell on Coronation Side road remaining 12 months

‘I misplaced my dad in 2020, and from then I believed I have simply were given to clutch existence and do issues and create new reminiscences, and that’sone of the explanations I stated sure.

‘As a result of she’s had one of these difficult time of it I sought after to offer her one thing to look ahead to, she misplaced my dad and her brother and brother-in-law and sister in a 12 months and it was once a actually difficult time for the circle of relatives. I believe mentally it’ll be excellent for me as neatly.’

Whilst he’s best possible identified for enjoying Gaz Wilkinson at the BBC comedy Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps, Will has additionally had roles in Holby Town, Broadchurch and extra lately, drug lord boss Harvey Gaskell in 2021. 

Ready to dance? Following the announcement, Will was in high spirits as he exited the BBC Breakfast studios

In a position to bounce? Following the announcement, Will was once in top spirits as he exited the BBC Breakfast studios 

Dance it out! He showed off some of his best moves as he stepped out in Media City Salford

Dance it out! He confirmed off a few of his best possible strikes as he stepped out in Media Town Salford

Return: It comes after the launch date for this year's Strictly was revealed as Wednesday September 7 (Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly pictured)

Go back: It comes after the release date for this 12 months’s Strictly was once printed as Wednesday September 7 (Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly pictured)

It comes after the release date for this 12 months’s Strictly was once printed as Wednesday September 7, when the sequence will movie a pre-recorded release demonstrate which sees this 12 months’s famous person contestants paired up with their skilled companions.

Strictly bosses launched a remark confirming the date whilst inviting fanatics to use for tickets, with release set to air on BBC One later that month.

They wrote: ‘Mud off your dancing sneakers, Strictly Come Dancing is again!

‘The lovely twentieth sequence returns, bringing glamour and show-stopping dancing again to Saturday nights on BBC One – and we are extraordinarily excited so to welcome an target audience again to the studio for this 12 months’s presentations.

‘Hosted by means of the very proficient and glamorous Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, the demonstrate will as soon as once more come reside from Elstree Movie and Tv Studios.

‘Registration is now open to be a part of the thrilling Release Display, which is recording prematurely of this 12 months’s reside presentations on Wednesday, September 7.’ 

Show: The series will film a pre-recorded launch show on this date, meaning viewers will likely see the celebrity contestants paired up with their partners the weekend of September 10 (L-R Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse)

Display: The sequence will movie a pre-recorded release demonstrate in this date, which means audience will most probably see the fame contestants paired up with their companions the weekend of September 10 (L-R Shirley Ballas, Anton Du Beke, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse)

To mark the BBC’s a centesimal anniversary, the pro dancers will probably be placing on a unique team regimen like they have got by no means accomplished prior to.

In some other remark, Strictly bosses stated fanatics can input a draw to look at a recording of the particular efficiency happen on August 24. 

They stated: ‘Strictly Come Dancing is celebrating 100 years of the BBC! The pro dancers will probably be throwing a birthday celebration like handiest they know the way, with a bunch quantity filled with the entire same old sparkle and glamour. 

‘There might be a marvel or two as neatly, with particular visitors and a laugh tributes to a few of your favorite BBC presentations.’

Show: To mark the BBC's 100th anniversary, the professional dancers will be putting on a special group routine like they have never done before

Display: To mark the BBC’s a centesimal anniversary, the pro dancers will probably be placing on a unique team regimen like they have got by no means accomplished prior to

Judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke have all been showed to go back.

In the meantime, 4 new professional dancers have joined the line-up, which means that that 20 execs in overall are able to deliver their talents to the BBC demonstrate’s dancefloor later this 12 months – the demonstrate’s greatest dancer line-up in historical past.

The 4 new international magnificence dancers finishing this 12 months’s skilled troupe are Ecu cup winner Vito Coppola, Chinese language Nationwide Champion Carlos Gu, former Underneath 21 British Nationwide Champion Lauren Oakley and Latin dance champion Michelle Tsiakkas.

A statement said: 'Registration is now open to be part of the exciting Launch Show, which is recording in advance of this year's live shows on Wednesday, September 7'

A remark stated: ‘Registration is now open to be a part of the thrilling Release Display, which is recording prematurely of this 12 months’s reside presentations on Wednesday, September 7’

They sign up for the pro dancers already printed for the approaching sequence: Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima, Amy Dowden, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Nikita Kuzmin, Cameron Lombard, Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk, Giovanni Pernice, Jowita Przystal, Johannes Radebe, Kai Widdrington and Nancy Xu.

Display favourites Alijaz Skorjanec and Oti Mabuse each hand over Strictly Come Dancing previous this 12 months.

Now not each professional dancer will probably be paired with a celeb with 4 historically acting handiest within the professional routines.

New faces: Strictly Come Dancing will have its biggest professional dancer line-up in history when it returns this autumn for its 20th series with four new pros joining the show

New faces: Strictly Come Dancing could have its greatest skilled dancer line-up in historical past when it returns this fall for its twentieth sequence with 4 new execs becoming a member of the demonstrate 

STRICTLY COME DANCING 2022: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?

KYM MARSH

Age: 46

Occupation: Coronation Side road big name and presenter

Kym says: ‘I am so overjoyed that this 12 months they have got! I am an enormous fan of the demonstrate and cannot consider I’ll cross from staring at at house in my pyjamas to in reality dancing in entrance of the judges in a sparkly get dressed.’

WILL MELLOR

Age: 46

Occupation: Actor

Will says: ‘I do know it’ll be an enormous problem however that is what existence is all about. This could also be my Mum’s favorite demonstrate and he or she’s had a actually difficult few years so I am doing that is for her as neatly. Convey it on!’

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