Chester dancer Chloe Hewitt, 20, joins line up on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing 2016


Staff reporter (Chester Standard)

A PROFESSIONAL dancer from Chester will become the youngest ever dancer on the next series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Chloe Hewitt, 20, will join the line up of professional dancers including Anton Du Beke, Brendan Cole, Pasha Kovalev, Katya Jones, Janette Manrara and Natalie Lowe.

She isn’t the only professional to join this series with world champion Neil Jones participating and her dancing partner AJ Pritchard.

They are the British and European Youth Latin and Ballroom Champions and join the show for its 14th series in the autumn on BBC One.

Chloe, who went to Bishop Heber High School, Malpas, was aged eight when Strictly Come Dancing first aired on TV. 

After watching the show, she decided to take up dancing and started going to ballroom and Latin lessons.

Last year, Chloe and AJ became British Open Youth Latin champions. They also became European Youth Latin champions. 

Over their nine-year competitive career they have set records by becoming the National Youth Latin Champions for three years in a row from 2012-2014 in the two biggest British competitions.

Chloe said: “My childhood dream of being on Strictly Come Dancing is now reality. The sheer excitement is exhilarating and I cannot wait to be part of the Strictly family.”

Louise Rainbow, executive producer of Strictly Come Dancing, said, “We are very excited three British champions are joining the Strictly family. 

“Our viewers are in for such a treat this year and I hope they give our new dancers a big Strictly welcome.”

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