Strictly Come Dancing 2013: The pairings are revealed as Strictly returns
07 SEPTEMBER 2013
The pairs for Strictly Come Dancing 2013 were finally revealed when the show hit the small screen once again on Saturday night.
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Hollyoaks actor Ashley Taylor Dawson, who is expecting the arrival of his second son later this month, was so blown away by his professional dancing partner, Ola Jordan, he pretended to faint.
"The bad boy and the sexy, sultry siren," said judge Bruno Tonioli of the partnership, once fans had been reassured that Ashley was fine.
Singer Sophie Ellis Bexter has been paired with Brendan Cole which judge Len Goodman told HELLO! Online is "a match made in heaven".
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Coronation Street actress Natalie Gumede has been paired with Artem Chigvintsev.
"She's gorgeous," said Len. "And he's a great big hunky dunky."
Tess Daly described the pairing of Casualty Patrick Robinson and Anya Garnis as "just what the doctor ordered".
Sophie Ellis Bextor and Brendan Cole
Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev
Deborah Meaden and Robin Windsor
Abbey Clancy and Aljaz Skorjanec
Fiona Fullerton and Anton du Beke
Natalie Gumede and Artem Chigvintsev
Vanessa Feltz and James Jordan
Susanna Reid and Kevin Clifton
Ashley Taylor Dawson and Ola Jordan
Julien Robinson and Janette Manrara
Patrick Robinson and Anya Garnis
Tony Jacklin and Aliona Vilani
Dave Myers and Karen Hauer
Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff
Mark Benton and Iveta Lukosiute