Strictly Come Dancing: Ex-boxer Nicola Adams to have same-sex dance partner

Adams joins Clara Amfo, Max George, Ranvir Singh, Caroline Quentin and Jason Bell on this year's line-up.Adams joins Clara Amfo, Max George, Ranvir Singh, Caroline Quentin and Jason Bell on this year's line-up.

Strictly has previously featured two male professionals dancing together in a one-off routine.

But Adams will be the first celebrity to be part of a same-sex couple in the BBC One show's 16-year history.

Adams won a gold medal for Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics, and again in Rio in 2016. She retired from from the sport last year.

There has been speculation for several years that the series would feature a pairing of two men or two women, and last year the BBC said it was "completely open" to the prospect of same-sex couples "should the opportunity arise".

In 2019, the BBC One talent show featured two male professionals dancing together for the first time when Johannes Radebe and Graziano di Prima performed to Emeli Sande's Shine.

Read the full story at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53989693

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