By Ellie Phillips For Mailonline. All change: Strictly Come Dancing have introduced a new 'Couple's Choice' dance category allowing competitors to choose a routine from three new styles. After the first few weeks of the new series, at least once celebrity contestant a week will be asked to perform a 'Couple's Choice' dance. Their selection will be performed alongside the more traditional styles which viewers have come to know and love, such as the Waltz, Ballroom and the Foxtrot.
Strictly producers have offered up more detail on the three new styles of dance, which the couples can try out, explaining:.
This is the biggest chance for the dancing show, since the Charleston was introduced back in Strictly bosses made the announcement on social media, tweeting: 'NEWS: This year we're introducing a new dance category to Strictly called 'Couples Choice,' with a link to further information,' and received a mixed reaction from fans. Many viewers were excited at the news, and praised the show's producers for their choice to shake things up. One person tweeted: 'Think this is a brilliant idea!
Some folk on here are so afraid of change!! Embrace it! More beautiful dancing. Someone else gushed: 'Ridiculously excited for Strictly anyway and this news just makes me happier. A great idea and lovin the dance themes a variety of choices for the couples to choose from A definite winner from me. However, many other fans voiced their annoyance at the move, with one frustrated viewer tweeting: 'Sounds horrendous. It'll be used to favour particular couples where they'll get 10s galore.
Many disgruntled Strictly viewers were quick to bring up the recent debate surrounding the inclusion of celebrities with professional commercial dance experience. One fan of the show quizzed: 'This goes against the argument that people with dance training wont have an advantage in ballroom etc surely?
Another person added: 'Perfect for Faye, Ashley and Danny to show off their skills This series is losing me even more, and I've watched since Strictly,' followed by a sad-faced emoji.
Dancing shoes: Last month, Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts, 36, was hit with criticism over her previous dance experience, with some claiming it gave her an unfair advantage on Strictly. Pretty in peach: Strictly viewers were also left confused when it was revealed last month that Paralympic star Lauren Steadman, 25, 'has been teaching salsa classes for years'. Viewers' divided reaction comes after the show was slammed for signing up stars with extensive dance training. Speaking exclusively to MailOnline at the show's launch she said: 'Dance experience?
I mean if there's booty popping in ballroom maybe that will, but I don't think there is. Strictly viewers were also left confused when it was revealed last month that Paralympic star Lauren Steadman, 25, 'has been teaching salsa classes for years'. When contacted by MailOnline, a spokesperson for Strictly Come Dancing presented a statement issued by Lauren's representative, which read:.
Steps' Faye Tozer, 42, and Danny John-Jules, 57, who are competing in this year's series, also have previous experience in dance. The professional dancers and the celebrity cohort will be partnered up for the first time this Saturday at 7.
Susannah Constantine. A ge: Charles Venn. Lauren Steadman. Claim to fame: British Paralympic athlete is a double World Champion Paratriathlete and six-time European Champion, who was born missing her lower right arm. Lee Ryan. Occupation : Blue singer and former CBB star. He's also starred in various pantomimes. Seann Walsh. Kate Silverton. Ashley Roberts. She left the group in and became a judge on Dancing On Ice. Dr Ranj Singh. Vick Hope. Danny John-Jules. Occupation: Actor. Katie Piper. Occupation: TV star. She went onto front the documentary Katie: My Beautiful Face as well as several other series.
Stacey Dooley. Graeme Swann. He was also part of the historic winning Ashes team. Joe Sugg. He is the brother of web guru Zoella. Faye Tozer. Occupation: Steps singer. The group reunited in for an anniversary tour, with their comeback album. Latest Headlines U. Share this article Share. More top stories. Bing Site Web Enter search term: Search. Today's headlines Most Read Flybe collapses overnight sparking chaos for passengers as flights are cancelled or diverted to the wrong What happens now Flybe has gone bust?
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