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Strictly Come Dancing fans threaten to ‘switch off’ as show gets on their ‘nerves’ while they fume: ‘It better not be a taste of things to come’
Strictly Come Dancing fans have threatened to ‘switch off’ after the show got on their ‘nerves’ during Saturday night’s launch.
As Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly revealed which professional dancers the celebrities would be partnered with, viewers all had the same complaint.
While there was lots to be delighted about, some were irked by the distracting background noise.
Sharing their thoughts on Twitter, one person fumed: ‘What the hell is going on with the rather fake-sounding laugh track on tonight’s Strictly?!?
‘Seriously, this better not be the taste of things to come!’
Nightmare: Strictly Come Dancing fans have threatened to ‘switch off’ after the show got on their ‘nerves’ during Saturday night’s launch
Another questioned: ‘Why does it sound like they have canned laughter in the background.’
‘What‘s with the canned laughter?!?’ a third added, while someone else shared: ‘Not here for this canned laughter though.’
Another agreed: ‘Is there really a need for the canned laughter? It’s getting on my nerves.’
‘What’s wrong with the crowd noise on #strictly sounds like they are mixing in canned laughter,’ a fan shared.
Meanwhile, someone said: ‘Not sure about the canned laughter but happy to see #StrictlyComeDancing back on the telly!’
The partnerships for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing were revealed during the launch show.
The first couple announced during the show was actress Amanda Abbington and dancer Giovanni Pernice.
Asked by Claudia how happy she was with the partnership, Amanda said: ‘I’m ecstatic, we get on really well, same sense of humour and dedicated to working hard’.
Awkward: As Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly revealed which professional dancers the celebrities would be partnered with, viewers all had the same complaint
Oh dear: Sharing their thoughts on Twitter, one person fumed: ‘What the hell is going on with the rather fake-sounding laugh track on tonight’s Strictly?!?’
When asked about Amanda’s reaction to the reveal, her partner Giovanni replied: ‘That was a reaction, I have to be honest…and also there was screaming that I enjoyed very much…very very happy days.’
Next up was former Love Island star Zara McDermott who said she was ‘probably the most nervous I’ve been in my life.’
The reality star, who was partnered with Graziano Di Prima, said: ‘I’m not a natural born performer or extrovert, so this is the biggest challenge of my life!’
Viewers then saw Jody Cundy CBE paired with reigning Strictly Come Dancing champion Jowita Przystał.
Next up was Channel 4 journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy who was partnered with professional dancer Lauren Oakley.
Next it was Angela Rippon CBE’s turn to find out who her partner was. Tess said; ‘Angela, ripping up the dancefloor – we can’t wait for that can we?! 32 years after presenting Come Dancing, how does it feel to be on the other side?
Angela responded: ‘It’s weird not being in your place and being in this place, but I’m going to enjoy it I think, yes!’
Angela was paired with Kai Widdrington and said of the pairing: ‘When I saw it was Kai I couldn’t have been happier I promise you.’
Then it was over to Layton Williams, who was paired with Nikita Kuzmin and together they form this series’ all-male pairing.
After that, it was Nigel Harman’s moment, and he was paired with Katya Jones.
Claudia told Nigel that Katya could be quite strict and asked if he was ready.
It was then Bobby Brazier’s turn to meet his professional partner for the series, and Dianne Buswell revealed herself on the set of EastEnders.
Bobby said: ‘I am so pleased!’ while Dianne added: ‘I am so happy I have already adopted Bobby as my little brother, and I already care so much about him, I just want him to have the best time ever.’
Next up was comedian Eddie Kadi, who was paired with longest serving professional Karen Hauer.
Annabel Croft was then paired on Wimbledon’s centre court with Johannes Radebe.
Actor Ellie Leach was then paired with Vito Coppola. When asked by Claudia about her pairing she said: ‘I’m over the moon that Vito is my partner, honestly I’m so excited I think we are going to have so much fun’.
Dancers: At the end of the show, the celebrities and professional dancers performed their first group number to finish the launch show in style
Actor Adam Thomas had been patiently waiting to find out who is partner was and it was revealed to be Luba Mushtuk.
Next up, TV presenter Angela Scanlon was paired with Carlos Gu, and said: ‘Thank you universe…I think Carlos will be able to teach me, he is direct…I feel like there is a directness that I might respond to, like brutal honesty that Carlos has.’
Claudia asked Carlos if this is going to be the year he wins, to which he replied: ‘Oh yes I have made a better plan and we are going for the glitter ball…we’ll do it one step at a time, no rush.’
The penultimate pairing was radio presenter Nikita Kanda and Gorka Márquez.
Strictly Come Dancing 2023: Who are the couples?
Nigel Harman and Katya Jones
Bobby Brazier and Diane Buswell
Annabel Croft and Johannes Radebe
Zara McDermott and Graziano Di Prima
Amanda Abbington and Giovanni Pernice
Angela Rippon and Kai Widdrington
Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Lauren Oakley
Angela Scanlon and Carlos Gu
Ellie Leach and Vito Coppola
Adam Thomas and Luba Mushtuk
Jody Cundy and Jowita Przystał
Layton Williams and Nikita Kuzmin
Nikita Kanda and Gorka Marquez
Les Dennis and Nancy Xu
Eddie Kadi and Karen Hauer
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