Nicola Adams is partnered with Katya Jones on Strictly 2020 (Picture: BBC)
Strictly Come Dancing viewers are already rooting for Nicola Adams and Katya Jones as they made show history for being the first same-sex couple of the series.
In the launch show, which aired on Saturday, the annual Strictly pairing ritual took place and we got to see a stunning performance by MNEK.
Olympic boxer Nicola, who only agreed to do the series if she was partnered with a woman, told hosts Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman that she ‘can’t wait to set fire to the dance floor’.
Tess and Claudia revealed the pairings throughout the night, but the one that viewers are ‘buzzing’ to see is Nicola and Katya.
Speaking about making show history and being partnered with Katya, Nicola explained: ‘I want people to see my personality and my fun side.
‘I want to set fire to the dance floor and bust some moves.’
Nicola can’t wait to set fire to the dancefloor (Picture: PA)
Katya said they are free to do what they want (Picture: PA)
‘It’s never been done before on Strictly, so we are free to do what we want,’ Katya added.
‘There are no set rules, I am going to play around with it and I can’t wait.’
Viewers were delighted to see Nicola and Katya paired up, taking to Twitter one commented: ‘I’m glad there’s finally a same-sex couple on Strictly, rooting for Nicola and Katya.’
While another tweeted: ‘I’m properly chuffed to have a same-sex couple on strict. It is hugely overdue but I’m very happy that it’s finally happened. All the best to Nicola and Katya.’
One added: ‘Officially a same-sex partnership! So ready for this! Buzzing to see Nicola and Katya.’
This years strictly line up. Wow this is gonna be an amazing year for #Strictly also we have our first same sex strictly couple. Rooting for Nicola and Katya. So looking forward to this. #StrictlyComeDancing
— Molly Jay â¤ï¸ (@CarlasCharity) October 17, 2020
I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to see Nicola and Katya dancing together. It’s about time. #Strictly
— ð§ââï¸frankenbananasð§ââï¸ (@fatherbananas) October 17, 2020
i canât even explain how much it means to me to see nicola and katya paired together. i genuinely teared up when they were together on screen. thank you so much to both of you #Strictly pic.twitter.com/8eqYUsPoha
— avaðSTREAM BETTER (@fearIessxshe) October 17, 2020
So happy that Nicola got paired with Katya. Sheâs an amazing choreographer and I canât wait to see their routines #Strictly
— Marina (RNLD) (@Mermcm) October 17, 2020
Nicola Adams and Katya Jones making history together. What a power partnership this is going to be! #Strictly
— Emily ð (@EmilyAmy_) October 17, 2020
#STRICTLY! NICOLA ADAMS !! first EVER same sex pairing!!!!!!! ðððð The world is good, humanity is saved, everything is going to be okay!!!!
— teg (@teganohara) October 17, 2020
The hosts also revealed that Clara Amfo was paired with pro Aljaž Skorjanec, Ranvir Singh with Giovanni Pernice and Caroline Quentin with Johannes Radebe.
HRVY is partnered with Janette Manrara, while Jason Bell is paired with Luba Mushtuk and Jamie Laing with Karen Hauer.
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Jacqui Smith is paired with Anton Du Beke, EastEnders star Maisie Smith with Gorka Marquez and JJ Chalmers has been partnered with Amy Dowden.
Bill Bailey is with Oti Mabuse and finally, Max George is partnered with Dianne Buswell.
Who are the Strictly 2020 pairings?
Clara Amfo is paired with Aljaž Škorjanec
Ranvir Singh is paired with Giovanni Pernice
HRVY is paired with Janette Manrara
Caroline Quentine is paired with Johannes Radebe
Jamie Laing is paired with Karen Hauer
Jason Bell is paired with Luba Mushtuk
Nicola Adams is paired with Katya Jones
Jacqui Smith is paired with Anton Du Beke
Maisie Smith is paired with Gorka Marquez
JJ Chalmers is paired with Amy Dowden
Bill Bailey is paired with Oti Mabuse
Max George is paired with Dianne Buswell
Strictly Come Dancing airs on Saturday at 7.25pm on BBC One.
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