Chinese Latin Dancer Nancy Xu Joins ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Cast | TV News
Nancy Xu is the latest professional dancer to join the line-up for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.
The 28-year-old will be the first Chinese dancer on the show, replacing Pasha Kovalev in the upcoming 17th series.
Xu was a finalist in China’s version of So You Think You Can Dance and has performed in the West End and on Broadway as part of live dance show Burn The Floor.
Her speciality is Latin and she was a finalist in the U21 World Championships in 2010, finished in third place in the 2010-2012 CBDF National Amateur Latin Championships and took the runner up spot at the 2013 International Singapore Championships.
“I’m thrilled and excited!” she said of joining Strictly. “I cannot wait to start this new journey with all these amazing people and share the magic together”.
She also revealed on Instagram that the news of her joining the show coincided with her birthday. “Thank you so much @bbcstrictly for one of the most beautiful birthday gifts ever, thank you for making my dream come true!” she told her followers.
Aside from Nancy, the professional line-up will stay the same, and she will be dancing alongside Anton du Beke, Katya Jones and Kevin Clifton, who has also appeared on Burn The Floor.
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