Irish TV presenter Angela Scanlon has teased Strictly Come Dancing fans about who her professional dancing partner is.

The 39-year-old revealed she finally knew who she would be taking to the dancefloor with this autumn on Instagram.

On Friday (September 1), she told her 287k followers: “This is the face of a woman who found out her Strictly dance partner. It's a man. I know, and he's really good at dancing!"

Alongside the thrilling video, she wrote: “I now know who my #Strictly partner is. I didn’t realise how hideously anxious I was waiting, the control freak within losing her sweet little mind.

“Anyway, I’ve been put out of my misery & I am b****y delighted, we haven’t started training yet but I already feel a bit calmer which I’m sure is deluded but I’m leaving in for now… Hit me your guess?!!”

When Angela was announced as just one of the 15 stars joining the Strictly line-up for 2023, she commented: "I’m terrified, I’m excited and I have so many questions. Will they make me tan? How itchy are sequins?! Do they do flesh coloured sports bras?

“Well - there’s only one way to find out, right!? Now I’m panicking a bit... but also secretly thrilled about the prospect of all that glitter. Let’s go!"

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To make viewers even more excited, the BBC has now released the first images from the Strictly 2023 trailer set to air on BBC One today (September 2) which will mark the launch of this year’s series.

Four images were published by the broadcaster, one showing the full line-up of the Strictly professional dancers, wearing gold and black themed outfits.

Another features Nadiya Bychkova draped in gold material, whilst Vito Coppola wearing a black leather suit and Jowita Przystal in a black sequin two-piece can be seen in motion.

The final picture shows Graziano Di Prima and Katya Jones performing in a gold ensemble.

Strictly Come Dancing Contestants 2023 - see the full line-up

  • Casualty star Nigel Harman
  • Sherlock and Mr Selfridge actress Amanda Abbington
  • Former newsreader Angela Rippon
  • Stage and screen star Layton Williams
  • Channel 4 journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy
  • Comedian Eddie Kadi
  • Irish presenter Angela Scanlon
  • Love Island’s Zara McDermott
  • Emmerdale and Waterloo Road actor Adam Thomas
  • BBC radio presenter Nikita Kanda
  • Coronation Street's Ellie Leach
  • Paralympic Champion Jody Cundy CBE
  • Eastenders star Bobby Brazier
  • British tennis player Annabel Croft
  • Former Family Fortunes host and Coronation Street actor Les Dennis

The BBC says that it will announce the exact date of the launch show in due course.