Karen Hauer and Luba Mushtuk flaunt toned abs as they leave first Strictly Come Dancing rehearsal

Karen Hauer and Luba Mushtuk reveal their toned abs as they leave FIRST Strictly Come Dancing rehearsal with loved-up Nadiya Bychkova and Kai Widdrington

Strictly Come Dancing pros were spotted leaving the first days of rehearsals in London for the upcoming series.

Karen Hauer and Luba Mushtuk were among the stars snapped, alongside a loved  up Nadiya Bychkova and Kai Widdrington.

Nancy Xu, Carlos Gu, Johannes Radebe, and Graziano Di Prima were also seen catching up after practice, alongside other pros.

Back at work! Strictly Come Dancing pros were spotted leaving the first days of rehearsals in London for the upcoming series

Back at work! Strictly Come Dancing pros were spotted leaving the first days of rehearsals in London for the upcoming series

Loved up: Karen Hauer and Luba Mushtuk were among the stars snapped, alongside a loved up Nadiya Bychkova and Kai Widdrington

Loved up: Karen Hauer and Luba Mushtuk were among the stars snapped, alongside a loved up Nadiya Bychkova and Kai Widdrington

Stunner: Karen, 40, flaunted her athletic physique as she stepped out in a sports bra and black bike shorts, topped with a breeze pinstriped button-up

Stunner: Karen, 40, flaunted her athletic physique as she stepped out in a sports bra and black bike shorts, topped with a breeze pinstriped button-up

Fresh-faced: Karen appeared to opt for a fresh faced visage, rocking her short highlighted waves worn down

Fresh-faced: Karen appeared to opt for a fresh faced visage, rocking her short highlighted waves worn down

Karen, 40, flaunted her athletic physique as she stepped out in a sports bra and black bike shorts, topped with a breeze pinstriped button-up.

She appeared to opt for a fresh faced visage, rocking her short highlighted waves worn down.

The star popped on some shades, walking next to Luba, 32, in some two-toned sneakers.

Cosy: Elsewhere Nadiya, 32, and Kai, 26, cosied up to one another as they hailed a cab

Cosy: Elsewhere Nadiya, 32, and Kai, 26, cosied up to one another as they hailed a cab

Glam: Nadiya donned a creamy-hued co-ord set made up by shorts and a loose-fitting long-sleeve

Glam: Nadiya donned a creamy-hued co-ord set made up by shorts and a loose-fitting long-sleeve

Meanwhile the Russian native showed off her silhouette in her workout gear – black leggings and a crop top – worn with a chic blazer and trainers. 

The blonde beauty looked to be sporting a glam make-up look, featuring smokey dark eyes and a baby pink lipstick. 

Elsewhere Nadiya, 32, and Kai, 26, cosied up to one another as they hailed a cab.

Chic: Elsewhere Nancy, 30, nailed summery chic in a summery button-up and high-waisted cargo shorts

Chic: Elsewhere Nancy, 30, nailed summery chic in a summery button-up and high-waisted cargo shorts

Elegant: Johannes Radebe, 35, sported a casually chic outfit with some skinny jeans and a chic black shirt

Elegant: Johannes Radebe, 35, sported a casually chic outfit with some skinny jeans and a chic black shirt

All-black: He carried a large duffel bag, as well as a small suitcase, strolling alongside Graziano, 28, who donned an all-black outfit, down to his jeans, T-shirt and ankle boots

All-black: He carried a large duffel bag, as well as a small suitcase, strolling alongside Graziano, 28, who donned an all-black outfit, down to his jeans, T-shirt and ankle boots

Nadiya donned a creamy-hued co-ord set made up by shorts and a loose-fitting long-sleeve.

She boosted her height with white stilettos and carried a large Chanel tote, accessorising with tinted aviators.

The stunner wore her platinum tresses down as she departed with her boyfriend.

Saying bye: Michelle Tsiakkas, Lauren Oakley and Cameron Lombard were also all snapped hugging up a storm as they said their goodbyes for the day

Saying bye: Michelle Tsiakkas, Lauren Oakley and Cameron Lombard were also all snapped hugging up a storm as they said their goodbyes for the day

Farewell: The pros grinned and gave each other goodbye hugs as they departed for the day

Farewell: The pros grinned and gave each other goodbye hugs as they departed for the day

Pros: The dancers gathered together to say their goodbyes for the day

Pros: The dancers gathered together to say their goodbyes for the day

Sporty glam: Michelle flaunted her toned physique in figure-fitting black leggings and a Nike sports bra

Sporty glam: Michelle flaunted her toned physique in figure-fitting black leggings and a Nike sports bra

Kai cut a casual figure in a simple sporty all-black ensemble worn with white sneakers. 

Elsewhere Nancy, 30, nailed summery chic in a summery button-up and high-waisted cargo shorts. 

The pro looked elegant as ever with her raven hair up in a slick topknot bun and wore square-framed sunglasses.

She opted for a clean glam make-up vibe, accentuating her eyes with some soft shadow. 

Colourful: Katya Jones was seen leaving in a colourful ensemble as she wore ripped up camouflage-print jeans and a peachy bright pink denim jacket

Colourful: Katya Jones was seen leaving in a colourful ensemble as she wore ripped up camouflage-print jeans and a peachy bright pink denim jacket

Patterns: The 33-year-old pro appeared in high spirts as she chatted with a pal while walking

Patterns: The 33-year-old pro appeared in high spirts as she chatted with a pal while walking

All smiles: The dark-haired beauty wore her silky locks down as she rocked a summery make-up look, accentuated by her bronzed tan

All smiles: The dark-haired beauty wore her silky locks down as she rocked a summery make-up look, accentuated by her bronzed tan

Meanwhile Carlos rocked a neutral-toned look with a beige jumper and khaki shorts. 

The dancer added a pop of colour with orange-accented Nike sneakers. 

Johannes Radebe, 35, sported a casually chic outfit with some skinny jeans and a chic black shirt. 

He carried a large duffel bag, as well as a small suitcase, strolling alongside Graziano, 28, who donned an all-black outfit, down to his jeans, T-shirt and ankle boots.

Michelle Tsiakkas, Lauren Oakley and Cameron Lombard were also all snapped hugging up a storm as they said their goodbyes for the day.

Katya Jones was seen leaving in a colourful ensemble as she wore ripped up camouflage-print jeans and a peachy bright pink denim jacket.

The 33-year-old pro appeared in high spirts as she chatted with a pal while walking.

The dark-haired beauty wore her silky locks down as she rocked a summery make-up look, accentuated by her bronzed tan.

Dapper: Giovanni, 31, looked suave as ever in a Dolce & Gabbana shirt, worn with cargo trousers as he smiled for photos

Dapper: Giovanni, 31, looked suave as ever in a Dolce & Gabbana shirt, worn with cargo trousers as he smiled for photos

Jowita Przystal and Giovanni Pernice were also seen leaving the venue. 

Giovanni, 31, looked suave as ever in a Dolce & Gabbana shirt, worn with cargo trousers as he smiled for photos.

Elsewhere Jowita, 27, rocked a double-denim ensemble worn over a dusky pink tank top.

The star carried a large black bag as she strolled out, finishing the look off with white sneakers and a pastel baseball cap.

Double-denim: Elsewhere Jowita, 27, rocked a double-denim ensemble worn over a dusky pink tank top

Double-denim: Elsewhere Jowita, 27, rocked a double-denim ensemble worn over a dusky pink tank top

It comes as AJ Pritchard has warned Strictly pros that the new arrivals could be a threat. 

Four new professional dancers have joined the line-up, which means that 20 in total are ready to bring their skills to the BBC show’s dancefloor later this year.  

And the former Strictly star, 27, revealed he knows two of the new dancers and spoke on how ‘competitive’ they are. 

Warning: AJ Pritchard has warned Strictly Come Dancing Professionals that the new arrivals could be a threat

Warning: AJ Pritchard has warned Strictly Come Dancing Professionals that the new arrivals could be a threat

AJ, who left in 2020, told the Sunday Mirror: ‘I know Lauren and Carlos – because he was taught by one of my teachers, so it’s exciting.

‘I used to compete against Lauren. I think a fresh buzz could be interesting. I think everybody who does dancing is competitive. It will be interesting who gets partnered and who doesn’t. That’s the waiting game.’ 

The four new world class dancers completing this year’s professional troupe are European cup winner Vito Coppola, Chinese National Champion Carlos Gu, former Under 21 British National Champion Lauren Oakley and Latin dance champion Michelle Tsiakkas. 

Line-up: Four new pro dancers have joined the line-up, which means that 20 professionals in total are ready to bring their skills to the BBC show's dancefloor later this year

Line-up: Four new pro dancers have joined the line-up, which means that 20 professionals in total are ready to bring their skills to the BBC show’s dancefloor later this year

AJ, who left the show in 2020, told The Sunday Mirror: 'I used to compete against Lauren. I think a fresh buzz could be interesting. I think everybody who does dancing is competitive. It will be interesting who gets partnered and who doesn't. That's the waiting game.'

AJ, who left the show in 2020, told The Sunday Mirror: ‘I used to compete against Lauren. I think a fresh buzz could be interesting. I think everybody who does dancing is competitive. It will be interesting who gets partnered and who doesn’t. That’s the waiting game.’

They join the professional dancers already revealed for the upcoming series: Dianne Buswell, Nadiya Bychkova, Graziano Di Prima, Amy Dowden, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Neil Jones, Nikita Kuzmin, Cameron Lombard, Gorka Marquez, Luba Mushtuk, Giovanni Pernice, Jowita Przystal, Johannes Radebe, Kai Widdrington and Nancy Xu. 

Show favourites Alijaz Skorjanec and Oti Mabuse both quit Strictly Come Dancing earlier this year. 

Not every pro dancer will be paired with a celebrity with four traditionally performing only in the pro routines

New faces: The four new world class dancers completing this year's professional troupe are European cup winner Vito Coppola, Chinese National Champion Carlos Gu, former Under 21 British National Champion Lauren Oakley and Latin dance champion Michelle Tsiakkas

New faces: The four new world class dancers completing this year’s professional troupe are European cup winner Vito Coppola, Chinese National Champion Carlos Gu, former Under 21 British National Champion Lauren Oakley and Latin dance champion Michelle Tsiakkas

Vito Coppola said of his new role: ‘I am really excited to become part of this family. I cannot wait to start this new adventure and to challenge myself. Strictly sto arrivando! (or: Strictly I am coming!)’

Carlos Gu added: ‘I’m thrilled to join Strictly and very excited to get started. It’s a new chapter of my life and a new challenge as well. I’m absolutely ready to take on this journey and to shine.’

Former Under 21 British National Champion Lauren Oakley gushed: ‘I’ve grown up watching Strictly, always hoping that one day I could be part of the best show on television, doing what I love the most.’

‘Now that it’s happening, it doesn’t quite seem real. I can’t wait to start this new sequined adventure and join this incredible family.’

Latin champ Michelle Tsiakkas said: ‘Being a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing has been my dream ever since I was a little girl.’

‘I cannot believe my dream has come true! I’m so grateful to be joining this incredible family and I can’t wait to step on that magical dance floor and give it my all!’

Saying goodbye: Aljaž Skorjanec announced earlier this year that he has quit Strictly Come Dancing following nine years on the show as a professional dancer

Saying goodbye: Aljaž Skorjanec announced earlier this year that he has quit Strictly Come Dancing following nine years on the show as a professional dancer

The upcoming series will be the first in three years to be broadcast without Covid measures, which forced bosses to introduce restrictions including ‘bubbles’ for training and limited audience numbers. 

The celebrity competitors won’t be confirmed until later in the year with the latest rumours including Channel 4 presenter Steph McGovern, Coronation Street star Kym Marsh and former footballerv Tony ‘Donkey’ Adams.

Strictly Come Dancing returns for its 20th series this autumn on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. 

Out! Double champion Oti Mabuse has also quit to pursue new TV opportunities (Pictured in 2020 with Bill Bailey as they won series 18)

Out! Double champion Oti Mabuse has also quit to pursue new TV opportunities (Pictured in 2020 with Bill Bailey as they won series 18)

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