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Katya Jones stuns in a plunging sequin dress as she heads to BBC Studios in Manchester

Katya Jones turned heads in Manchester on Saturday as she headed to BBC Studios in a stunning white dress.  

The Russian dancer, 33, dazzled in a plunging sequinned number as she made her way to Media City in Salford.

Her appearance comes after Strictly Come Dancing’s return date was finally announced earlier in the day as Saturday, September 17.

Stunner: Katya Jones turned heads in Manchester on Saturday as she headed to BBC Studios in a dazzling white dress

Looking dance ready, Katya wowed in the flowing number while sporting a bronzed makeup look that accentuated her pretty features.

Swapping her heels for trainers, the brunette beauty stepped out in a pair of white trainers as she gave a twirl for photographers. 

Strictly’s Graziano Di Prima was also in attendance and co-ordinated accordingly wearing an all-white ensemble. 

Following her appearance, Katya bundled up in a dressing gown as she headed home after an eventful morning while posing for snaps with fans. 

Pros: Strictly's Graziano Di Prima was also in attendance and co-ordinated accordingly wearing an all-white ensemble

Pros: Strictly’s Graziano Di Prima was also in attendance and co-ordinated accordingly wearing an all-white ensemble

Dance ready: Their appearance comes after Strictly Come Dancing's return date was finally announced earlier in the day for September 17

Dance ready: Their appearance comes after Strictly Come Dancing’s return date was finally announced earlier in the day for September 17

Keeping warm: Following her appearance, Katya bundled up in a dressing gown as she headed home after an eventful morning

Keeping warm: Following her appearance, Katya bundled up in a dressing gown as she headed home after an eventful morning

Snap happy: Katya gladly stopped for photos with fans as the left the studio

Snap happy: Katya gladly stopped for photos with fans as the left the studio

Appearing on Saturday Morning’s Big Breakfast, the show’s pro dancer Johannes Radebe revealed the long-awaited return date earlier in the day, 

Stars such as Kaye Adams, Kym Marsh, Helen Skelton and Matt Goss are all among the lineup for the upcoming 20th series.

Chatting to presenters Mo Gilligan and AJ Odudu on the rebooted Channel 4 show, Johannes confirmed the return date. 

Strictly's finally back! Pro dancer Johannes Radebe revealed the BBC show's long-awaited return date of September 17 during an appearance on Saturday morning's Big Breakfast

Strictly’s finally back! Pro dancer Johannes Radebe revealed the BBC show’s long-awaited return date of September 17 during an appearance on Saturday morning’s Big Breakfast

‘We do have the exclusive that the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2022 is gonna be September 17th, how exciting?,’ exclaimed AJ.

And confirming the excitement, Johannes replied: ‘Oh it is exciting. You would know, everybody else has been waiting for it. We can’t face winter without Strictly.

‘I’m just happy it’s back on our screens,’ concluded the pro dancer, as AJ echoed: ‘Exactly, me too’.

Last series: Johannes made waves during last year's run of Strictly as he was partnered with John Whaite in the first all-male same sex couple of the show's history (pictured on the show)

Last series: Johannes made waves during last year’s run of Strictly as he was partnered with John Whaite in the first all-male same sex couple of the show’s history (pictured on the show)

Johannes made waves during last year’s run of Strictly as he was partnered with John Whaite in the first all-male same sex couple of the show’s history.

Serving as gracious runners-up to Rose-Ayling Ellis and Giovanni Pernice, the pair danced their way to an almost victory.

But as the new series returns, Strictly is set to welcome a slew of new yet familiar faces to the dance floor.

Revealed: 'We do have the exclusive that the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2022 is gonna be September 17th, how exciting?,' exclaimed AJ as Johannes confirmed

Revealed: ‘We do have the exclusive that the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2022 is gonna be September 17th, how exciting?,’ exclaimed AJ as Johannes confirmed

Staple: 'Oh it is exciting. You would know, everybody else has been waiting for it. We can't face winter without Strictly,' explained Johannes

Staple: ‘Oh it is exciting. You would know, everybody else has been waiting for it. We can’t face winter without Strictly,’ explained Johannes

Guests: He was joined on the talk show couch by Asim Chaudhry and Ellie Goulding

Guests: He was joined on the talk show couch by Asim Chaudhry and Ellie Goulding

With the line-up consisting of Kym Marsh, Fleur East, Ellie Simonds, Matt Goss, Helen Skelton, Will Mellor, Kaye Adams, Tyler West, James Bye, Ellie Taylor, Hamza Yassin, Jayde Adams, Richie Anderson, Tony Adams, Molly Rainford.

While judges Craig Revel Horwood, Motsi Mabuse, Shirley Ballas and Anton Du Beke will return to the panel.

Anton Du Beke has now permanently replaced former judge Bruno Toniolo, who is focusing on the US version of the show – Dancing With The Stars. 

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on Saturday 17 September. 

STRICTLY COME DANCING 2022: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?

KYM MARSH

Age: 46

Profession: Coronation Street star and presenter

Kym says: ‘I’m so delighted that this year they have! I’m a huge fan of the show and can’t believe I’m going to go from watching at home in my pyjamas to actually dancing in front of the judges in a glittery dress.’

RICHIE ANDERSON 

Age: 34

Profession: Radio presenter 

Richie says: ‘This is a dream come true! I cannot wait to get in those sparkles and sequins and shimmy across the most famous dance floor in the world!’

ELLIE SIMMONDS 

Age: 27

Profession: Former athlete 

Ellie says: ‘To be asked to be part of the Strictly family is just so exciting and I cannot wait, it’s going to so much fun.’

TYLER WEST 

Age: 26

Profession: Radio DJ

Tyler says: ‘It’s a show that means so much to me and my family and I can’t wait to seriously shake a leg on that shiny dance floor… with a side of sequins.’

ELLIE TAYLOR

 

Age: 38

Profession: Comedian

Ellie says: ‘Well, cover me in fake tan and roll me in sequins! I’m absolutely over the moon to be a part of Strictly 2022!’

TONY ADAMS MBE 

Profession: Retired footballer and manager

Tony says:  ‘To say I’m excited is an understatement – the lure of the sequins and the call of the salsa has me swapping my battered old football boots for a set of Strictly soft shoes’

  

JAMES BYE

Age: 38

Profession: EastEnders actor

James says ‘I’m not known for my shimmy or my twinkle toes – in fact my kids regularly laugh at my dad dancing but it’s an honour to be asked and I’m going to give it my best shot.’

HELEN SKELTON

 Age: 39

Profession: TV and radio broadcaster

Helen says: ‘I’m really excited to get stuck into a fun adventure. My family and friends have always loved the show and can’t wait for me to get started’

WILL MELLOR

Age: 46

Profession: Actor

Will says: ‘I know it will be a huge challenge but that’s what life is all about. This is also my Mum’s favourite show and she’s had a really tough few years so I’m doing this is for her as well. Bring it on!’

 KAYE ADAMS 

 Age: 59 

Profession: Television presenter 

Kaye says: ‘I said I wanted to make the last year of my fifties memorable and i can’t think of a better way of doing it than showing the world my two left feet. Pray for me!’ 

 JAYDE ADAMS

Age: 37

Profession: Comedian

Jayde says: ‘I’ve been a massive fan of the show for years. I feel like I’m watching myself in a dream and I can’t believe I’ve manifested this.’

MATT GOSS

Age: 53

Profession: Singer

Matt says: ‘I’ve been reclusive, I come and work and then go back to America. I thought, it’s time for me to come home and get out of my own way’

 MOLLY RAINFORD

 Age: 21

Profession: Singer 

Molly says: ‘I already know it’s gonna be an experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the Strictly family I’ll be sharing it with.’

FLEUR EAST

Age: 34 

Profession: Singer

Fleur says: ‘I’m equally nervous and thrilled to be part of this year’s Strictly line up. I’m excited to learn new skills and I want to soak up every moment of this magical experience.’

 HAMZA YASSIN

Age: 35

Profession: Wildlife cameraman and presenter

Hamza says: ‘I am absolutely over the moon to be joining Strictly 2022. Never in a million years did I think I’d be on such a cool show.’

 

 

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