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Date TimeJuly 30, 2019
VoiceStrictly Come Dancing bosses have announced the addition of a new professional dancer, Nancy Xu, for the 2019 series. 
Strictly Come Dancing: New Professional Dancer Nancy Xu Joins Ahead Of 2019 Series
The 28-year-old, from China, has joined her new colleagues for the first of the year’s show rehearsals, which start today. Sharing her joy at landing the job, she said: “I’m thrilled and excited! I cannot wait to start this new journey with all these amazing people and share the magic together.”
Nancy was a finalist on the Chinese version of So You Think You Can Dance and has also performed in the hit West End and Broadway show Burn The Floor. She is a specialist in Latin dance and was previously a finalist in the Under 21 World Championships in 2010 and a runner up at the 2013 International Singapore Championships.  View this post on InstagramA post shared by nancy xu(许茜) (@nancy_xuxi) on Sep 19, 2018 at 7:20am PDTNancy is technically replacing Pasha Kovalev, who announced his decision to step down from the show earlier this year. 
However, there’s no word yet on whether she’ll be paired up with a celebrity or join Neil Jones, Luba Mushtuk and Johannes Radebe, by becoming a pro who works on the group dances. 
To complicate things further, there have been rumours Neil could be promoted and paired with a celeb for the first time ever. 
HuffPost UK has contacted a Strictly representative for clarification. 
Nancy isn’t the only new face joining the show as Motsi Mabuse will take her seat on the judging panel when Strictly returns this Autumn. 
Motsi – the equally fabulous sister of professional dancer Oti – has plenty of judging experience, having served appearing on the German version of the show since 2011. 
This is a breaking news story and will be updated. Follow HuffPost UK on Twitter here, and on Facebook here.READ MORE... Stacey Dooley Says She Deserved To Win Strictly Because She ‘Worked Harder Than Everyone Else’ The New Strictly Judge, Winter Love Island & Endgame Beats Avatar | Good Vibes Only Oti Mabuse's Sister Motsi Joins Strictly Come Dancing As New Judge

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