Dancing with the Stars' Kai Widdrington has joined the professional dancer line-up for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One.

Widdrington, a Dancing with the Stars stalwart since the first RTÉ One series in 2017, said it was a "childhood dream come true" to be part of Strictly.

"Watching Strictly from the very first series as a young boy from Southampton and now 18 years later, to be a professional dancer on the show is the most amazing feeling and the biggest accomplishment of my career," he continued.

"I can't wait to step onto the Strictly floor and experience the exciting times that lie ahead."

Widdrington is one of four new professional dancers joining Strictly.

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The BBC has also welcomed six-time Latin and Ballroom National Champion in Italy and former Let's Dance Germany professional Nikita Kuzmin; reigning South African Latin Champion Cameron Lombard; and Polish Open Latin Champion 2014 and winner of BBC One's The Greatest Dancer 2020 Jowita Przystal to the show.

Returning for the new series are Strictly veterans: Aljaž Škorjanec, Amy Dowden, Dianne Buswell, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Graziano Di Prima, Johannes Radebe, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, Nancy Xu, Neil Jones, and Oti Mabuse.

Strictly Come Dancing will be back on BBC One in the autumn.

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