Who is Graziano Di Prima? Strictly 2018 pro and Italian Latin Champion

But just who is he? And what has he said about joining the show? Here's the lowdown…

Who is Graziano Di Prima?

The Sicilian-born professional dancer, 24, is an Italian Latin Champion.

He represented Belgium at the World Championships, and made the top 24 at the Latin World Championship Under 21s.

For the past three years, Graziano has toured the world with the dance company Burn The Floor, a “high-voltage theatrical dance experience”.

He is dating fellow dancer, Gianda Lini.

Graziano joins fellow newcomers South African (and two-time Professional South African Latin Champion) Johannes Radebe, and Russian-born (and four-time winner of the Italian Dance Championship) Luba Mushtuk on this year's Strictly.

What has Graziano said about being on Strictly?

Graziano is thrilled to be taking part and said: “This is my dream come true!”

“I still can’t believe I will be one of the professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing. I can’t wait to give all of myself on the dance floor!”

Speaking on Instagram he said: It’s official, I’m a professional dancer at #strictlycomedancing!!
So proud and excited to start this wonderful experience ?!
"Thank you @bbcstrictly for this amazing opportunity!"

When is Strictly on BBC One?




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