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In Pictures: The Strictly 2021 contestants and their odds of winning

Take a look at the full lineup of celebrities taking part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

The 15 celebrities taking part in this year's series of Strictly Come Dancing have now been confirmed.

The lineup is arguably the most impressive to date, while there will be show history to be made with the first ever deaf contestant and the competition's first male-male pairing.

Scroll on to see the class of 2021 in full - including the bookies' odds of them winning!



Adam Peaty for Strictly Come Dancing 2021© BBC

Adam Peaty

Age: 26

Occupation: Team GB swimmer, three-time Olympic gold winner

Quote: "I think this will come as a surprise to a lot of people, but I'm so excited to finally share the news that I'll be joining Strictly this year. I'm really looking forward to doing something totally different and challenging myself away from the pool. I'm hoping my competitive nature is going to compensate for my dancing abilities!"

Odds of winning: 8/1 (4th favourite of 15)



AJ Odudu for Strictly Come Dancing 2021© BBC

AJ Odudu

Age: 33

Occupation: TV presenter

Quote: "I am beyond chuffed that I am going to be on this year's Strictly Come Dancing and I'm so glad I can finally tell my mum. Her face will be a picture, she's going to be over the moon! I absolutely love the show and am fully committed to making the most of every second of the Strictly experience. Bring it on!"

Odds of winning: 16/1 (10th favourite of 15)



Dan Walker for Strictly Come Dancing 2021© BBC

Dan Walker

Age: 44

Occupation: Host of BBC Sport and BBC Breakfast

Quote: "I am definitely excited, a little bit worried, mostly terrified and a small part of me is considering going into hiding! My kids have only ever asked me to go on two shows - Saturday Mash Up and Strictly. I did Saturday Mash Up this summer so... it's time to embrace the sequins."

Odds of winning: 6/1 (joint 2nd favourite of 15)



Greg Wise for Strictly Come Dancing 2021© BBC

Greg Wise

Age: 55

Occupation: Actor, known for The Crown and Sense and Sensibility

Quote: "My beautiful sister was a huge disco queen. She left our world almost exactly five years ago in a glitter ball coffin. This is for her. My gorgeous Diva sis, who would have been insane with excitement that her little bro was doing this. I will channel her, as her bro can't dance - but I'm thrilled to be dipping my toes, knees, hips and arms into this wonderful world, and hope to make her proud, and obviously make her laugh..."

Odds of winning: 20/1 (joint 11th of 15)



John Whaite for Strictly Come Dancing 2021© BBC

John Whaite

Age: 32

Occupation: Winner of The Great British Bake Off, TV chef and author

Quote: "I'm so grateful, excited, and nervous to be joining the Strictly 2021 family. I've been wearing sequins and jazzy attire since I was three years old and can't wait to hurl myself, full throttle, around the most glamorous dance floor on earth. What's more exciting for me, is that I'm going to be one half of the first all-male partnership, which is a great step forward in representation and inclusion. Whoever it is I'm paired with, I hope they are up for a challenge as I want our routines to include lots of spectacular lifts!"

Odds of winning: 14/1 (joint 8th of 14)



Judi Love for Strictly Come Dancing 2021© BBC

Judi Love

Age: 41

Occupation: Stand-up comedian and regular Loose Women panellist

Quote: "I think I am still in shock that I will be part of this amazing show. I've watched it for many years and admired the phenomenal abilities of these dancers and celebrities that have taken part and dedicated themselves to learning a new craft. I'm truly looking forward to pushing myself in something that I could have only dreamed of doing and now it's actually coming true!! I can't lie I'm soooo nervous but excited at the same time!!"

Odds of winning: 20/1 (joint 11th of 15)



Katie McGlynn for Strictly Come Dancing 2021© BBC

Katie McGlynn

Age: 28

Occupation: Coronation Street-turned-Hollyoaks actress

Quote: "It's been so hard keeping it a secret, but I can finally say that I'm getting ready to shake my shimmy and become part of the Strictly family! I'm really not a dancer, but I'm so excited to learn a new skill on this crazy journey and cannot wait to slip into some sequins along the way. Although I do get to have so much fun as an actress, a lot of my roles have involved quite serious and challenging storylines, so I'm fully ready to let my hair down and do something different, even if it is completely outside of my comfort zone. I can't promise that I'll be the best, but I'm going to give it 110% on the dance floor! As long as I don't fall over I'll be happy."

Odds of winning: 14/1 (joint 8th of 15)



Nina Wadia for Strictly Come Dancing 2021© BBC

Nina Wadia

Age: 52

Occupation: Comedian and ex-EastEnders star

Quote: "I've always danced like nobody's watching, so if we blindfold the judges I could actually win Strictly 2021."

Odds of winning: 25/1 (14th favourite of 15)



Rhys Stephenson for Strictly Come Dancing 2021© BBC

Rhys Stephenson

Age: 28

Occupation: CBBC presenter

Quote: "I am BUZZING to be a part of Strictly Come Dancing 2021. I have dreamt about being on this show, and I know for a fact that it is going to exceed every expectation. I cannot wait to experience it all: the costumes, the orchestra, even Craig's glare! I am READY!"

Odds of winning: 12/1 (7th favourite of 15)



Robert Webb for Strictly Come Dancing 2021© BBC

Robert Webb

Age: 48

Occupation: Comedian

Quote: "I am ludicrously excited to be taking part in Strictly this year. It's a big, generous, joyful show and I can't wait to get packed into a spandex onesie and fired from a glitter cannon directly at Claudia Winkleman. At least I think that's what happens. My goal is to try and survive from week to week without causing serious injury to myself or innocent bystanders. I know it's going to be a challenge. To do well in this competition is a test of character, although mainly it's a test of dancing."

Odds of winning: 6/1 (joint 2nd favourite of 15)



Rose Ayling-Ellis for Strictly Come Dancing 2021© BBC

Rose Ayling-Ellis

Age: 26

Occupation: EastEnders actress

Quote: "To be the first deaf contestant on Strictly Come Dancing is sooooo exciting.. and a little bit scary. It is the hardest secret I have ever had to keep so it feels amazing to finally have this out in the open! I hope I will do the deaf community proud and break down more barriers. But I am also very excited to learn an incredible new skill and even better I get to learn whilst wearing beautiful dresses made especially for me!"

Odds of winning: 10/1 (5th favourite of 15)



Sara Davies for Strictly Come Dancing 2021© BBC

Sara Davies

Age: 37

Occupation: Entrepreneur and Dragons' Den star

Quote: "My Mam and Dad are going to be so excited. I'm really nervous because so far the producers keep asking me if I can dance. Truth be told - I haven't got a clue! I've not danced since I did ballet lessons when I was little. The business world has taught me that tenacity, drive and determination deliver results, I hope that I can bring that to the dancefloor. And I'm excited to see the impact of all those hours of training on my mum-tum!"

Odds of winning: 20/1 (joint 11th of 15)



Tilly Ramsay for Strictly Come Dancing 2021© BBC

Tilly Ramsay

Age: 19

Occupation: TV chef and social media influencer

Quote: "I'm so excited and grateful to be joining the Strictly family! I'm always up for fun new challenges and this will be my biggest adventure yet. I'm going to put my heart and soul into this and can't wait to get my dancing shoes on and show my Dad how it's really done. Bring on the glitz, glamour and sequins!"

Odds of winning: 11/1 (6th favourite of 15)



Tom Fletcher for Strictly Come Dancing 2021© BBC

Tom Fletcher

Age: 36

Occupation: McFly singer

Quote: "I think the fact that I'm actually going to be dancing on Strictly this year has only just started to sink in while I'm writing this! I'm incredibly excited, of course, but also totally terrified! My kids were excited too until I started showing them my best dad-dancing in the kitchen. I'm not sure how far they'll get me in the competition but I can't wait to add some new moves to my embarrassing dad-dancing repertoire."

Odds of winning: 5/1 (1st favourite of 15)



Ugo Monye for Strictly Come Dancing 2021© BBC

Ugo Monye

Age: 38

Occupation: Rugby player turned TV host

Quote: "What a dream come true! Strictly is the biggest entertainment show on TV and I can't wait to show everyone I've got more than just dad dancing moves. My two beautiful daughters never had a chance to see me on the rugby pitch, so to know they can watch me waltzing and twirling every week is really special to me. I love an outfit at the best of times, so bring on the sequins!"


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