Graziano Di Prima: Who is the new Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer?

13 October 2018, 17:40

Graziano Di Prima
Picture: BBC

By Tom Eames

Say hello to your new favourite Strictly hunk...

Graziano Di Prima is one of three brand new professional dancers joining this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

Strictly Come Dancing 2018: Lineup, start date, judges, dancers and all the details

Here's your mini guide to the new star...

  1. Where is Graziano Di Prima from and how old is he?

    Graziano is 24 years old, and was born in Sicily, Italy.

    He is an Italian Latin Champion, and represented Belgium at the World Championships. He also made the top 24 at the Latin World Championship Under 21s.

    Over the last three years, Graziano has toured the world with dance company Burn The Floor, a “high-voltage theatrical dance experience”.

  2. Who is Graziano Di Prima's girlfriend?

    Graziano is currently dating fellow Burn The Floor dancer, Gianda Lini.

  3. Who is Graziano Di Prima's Strictly partner?

    We don't know yet, but all will be revealed in the coming weeks.

    He said of joining the show: “This is my dream come true!

    “I still can’t believe I will be one of the professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing. I can’t wait to give all of myself on the dance floor!”

  4. Are there any other new dancers?

    Yes! Johannes will be joined by Johannes Radebe and Luba Mushtuk.

Meet all the Strictly professional dancers:

- AJ Pritchard
- Alijaz Skorjanec
- Amy Dowden
- Anton du Beke
- Dianne Buswell
- Giovanni Pernice
- Gorka Marquez
- Graziano di Prima
- Janette Manrara
- Johannes Radebe
- Karen Clifton
- Katya Jones
- Kevin Clifton
- Luba Mushtuk
- Nadiya Bychkova
- Neil Jones
- Oti Mabuse
- Pasha Kovalev