Saturday 23 September 2017

Joanne Clifton and Oksana Platero are leaving Strictly Come Dancing

They will be replaced by new professional dancers when the show returns.

Joanne Clifton (Matt Crossick/PA)
Joanne Clifton (Matt Crossick/PA)

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Joanne Clifton and Oksana Platero are leaving the popular show, the BBC has announced.

They join Natalie Lowe, who has already announced her departure from the programme.

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Natalie Lowe (Ian West/PA)

The trio will be replaced Australian dancer Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova from Ukraine and Amy Dowden from Wales.

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The new additions will all appear on the show when Strictly Come Dancing returns in September to BBC One.

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