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Graziano Di Prima 'picked to dance in Strictly's male couple'

Graziano Di Prima 'picked to dance in Strictly's male couple'
Graziano Di Prima will reportedly be the professional half of Strictly Come Dancing's first all-male couple.

Graziano Di Prima has reportedly been picked to be the professional half of Strictly Come Dancing's first male-male couple this year.

The show is expected to introduce its first male same-sex couple this series after Nicola Adams blazed a trail by partnering up with Katya Jones last year.

Italian dancer Di Prima, 27, who is straight, has spoken frequently about his desire to dance with a male celebrity and according to The Sun, his wish has now been granted by producers.

"The bosses are thrilled that Strictly will be able to show its first all-male couple this year," a source told the newspaper.

"They have their sights firmly on Graziano. There is no reason why a gay celebrity should automatically be paired with a gay dancer."

The newspaper also claims that chat show host Alan Carr and Olympic diver Tom Daley - currently competing for Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics - are among the male celebrities to have been approached about being part of the pairing.

The new series of Strictly begins on BBC One at the end of September.

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