The upcoming season of Strictly Come Dancing is reportedly set to feature two new same-sex couples. For the last two seasons of the beloved competition series, viewers have praised the show for its recent LGBTQ+ inclusion.
Back in 2020, Olympic gold medalist Nicola Adams and dancer Katya Jones broke major ground as the show’s first-ever same-sex pairing.
Unfortunately, their time in the series was cut short after they both tested positive for COVID-19. The following year, British Bake Off star John Whaite and his partner Johannes Radebe became the show’s second same-sex pairing and its first all-male team.
After nearly 12 weeks of hard work, the duo landed in second place after Eastender star Rose Ayling and her partner Giovanni Pernice secured first place. “I’m so proud to have been part of such a diverse, groundbreaking series of Strictly.