With 10 scintillating celebrities, 10 of SA's top Latin and Samba dancers, two hot new presenters, a refurbished set and a live studio audience, get ready for Season 7 of Strictly Come Dancing!
Set to heat up the dance floor this season is the sizzling line-up of celebrities, which includes:
Double SAMA-winning R&B singer-songwriter
Top Billing presenter
Actress, TV presenter and model
Actress, socialite and host of Katch It With Khanyi on eKasi+
Leandie du Randt
Actress, best known for Getroud Met Rugby
Comedian and actor who rose to fame in the television movie 24: Redemption, in 2008.
Former Isidingo actor
Retired rugby player
Putting the celebrities through their paces will be a talented team of professional dancers that consists of Brandon Eilers Le Riche, Hayley Bennett, Johannes Radebe, Lindsey Muckle, Marcella Solimeo, Mary Martin, Nombulelo Hlathi, Quintus Jansen, Ryan Hammond and Tsholo Mohohlwane.
Pairings for the celebrity contestants and their dance partners are:
LeAnne Dlamini and Johannes Radebe
Jonathan Boynton-Lee and Hayley Bennett
Boity Thulo and Ryan Hammond
Khanyi Mbau and Quintus Jansen
Leandie du Randt and Brandon Eilers Le Riche
Janine Davies and Tsholo Mohohlwane
Siv Ngesi and Marcella Solimeo
Donovan Goliath and Mary Martin
Ashish Gangapersad and Lindsey Muckle
John Mametsa and Nombulelo Hlathi
While viewers can expect the same three judges as last season - Michael Wentink, Samantha Peo and Tebogo Kgobokoe - this season features two new presenters: Roxy Burger and Katlego Maboe.
The show is broadcast on SABC3 every Friday at 20h00 with the results show on Saturday after the 19h00 news.
Michael Wentink: world renowned international adjudicator, lecturer, instructor and Strictly Come Dancing first season winner. Michael is also the undefeated World Latin American Dance Champion.
Tebogo Kgobokoe: has extensive dance experience having been a finalist in the World Latin Professional show dance competition. She has also choreographed for some of the biggest television shows in South Africa, including So You Think You Can Dance and Superdance South Africa amongst others.
Samantha Peo: dancer, singer, actress and performer, Peo has worked with some of the best directors and choreographers both locally and internationally, including the Broadway choreographers for West Side Story and Chicago. She won both the Naledi Award and the Fleur Du Cap awards for her performance in Cabaret.
The show's executive producers are Kee-Leen Irvine and Ed Worster. The vocalists are Innocent Modiba and Lungi Naidoo and the musical director is JB Arthur.