Nicola Adams and her professional partner Katya Jones are to dance to the Years & Years as next Strictly Come Dancing song choices are revealed

Matt Watts
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BBC/Guy Levy
BBC/Guy Levy

Nicola Adams and her professional partner Katya Jones are to dance to the Years & Years song Shine on Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday.

The Olympic boxer, who is part of the first same-sex pairing on the show, will perform a couple’s choice routine.

Pop trio Years & Years is led by Olly Alexander, who is a vocal LGBT advocate.

Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, who is languishing at the bottom of the leader board, will perform a samba to Help Yourself by Tom Jones with professional partner Anton Du Beke.

Jacqui Smith and Anton Du Beke perform on the show
Jacqui Smith and Anton Du Beke perform on the show

HRVY, who has become the bookies’ favourite to win after performing an impressive jive with Janette Manrara, will tackle a Viennese waltz to Stuck With U by Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber.

Caroline Quentin and Johannes Radebe will take on a paso doble to El Gato Montes by Ramon Cortez, while Clara Amfo and Aljaz Skorjanec will perform a Viennese waltz to You Don’t Own Me by Saygrace.

EastEnders actress Maisie Smith and Gorka Marquez will showcase a tango to Midnight Sky by Miley Cyrus, while the pairings of Ranvir Singh and Giovanni Pernice and Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse will tackle the quickstep to You Are The Sunshine Of My Life by Stevie Wonder and Talk To The Animals by Bobby Darin respectively.

Jamie Laing and Karen Hauer will perform an American Smooth to Night And Day by Frank Sinatra while Jason Bell and Luba Mushtuk will take on a salsa to Get Lucky by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

JJ Chalmers and Amy Dowden will dance a paso doble to Believer by Imagine Dragons and The Wanted singer Max George and Dianne Buswell will jive to I’m A Believer by The Monkees.

Clara Amfo and Aljaz Skorjanec during the launch show for the BBC1 dancing contest, Strictly Come Dancing (PA)
Clara Amfo and Aljaz Skorjanec during the launch show for the BBC1 dancing contest, Strictly Come Dancing (PA)
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Viewing figures have increased for Strictly Come Dancing this year and the first live show on Saturday attracted 9.3 million viewers, making it most-watched show across all channels.