Who's your favourite professional on Strictly?

(143 Posts)
Bouledeneige Tue 12-Oct-21 00:45:05

I always used to love Alijaz but I think my favourite now is Gorka. If I was 35 years younger I'd probably fancy Nikita.

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RAOK Tue 12-Oct-21 00:53:52


MrsDoctorDear Tue 12-Oct-21 01:23:20

Gio brings out the best in his partners. He deserves a win.

vastgrandupgrade Tue 12-Oct-21 01:30:34

Alijaz, although Gio has grown on me a lot over the last few years. I think they are probably equal top spot now. Amy takes the other podium place.

Jojoanna Tue 12-Oct-21 01:34:41


ilovesooty Tue 12-Oct-21 01:41:13

These days I don't really have one but Gio has proved himself worthy of a win with the care he gives his partners and I'd love him to be successful this year.

Puffalicious Tue 12-Oct-21 01:47:14


And Oti


amillionmenonmars Tue 12-Oct-21 09:17:57

Gio - not just because he is utterly gorgeous, but because he is an absolutely fabulous dancer and is so lovely and supportive of his partners.

Oti is my other favourite. She is just so stunning and seems like she is strict, but good fun to work with. Also an incredibly talented dancer and choreographer.

icelollycraving Tue 12-Oct-21 09:19:11

Johannes and Gio.

ShirleyPhallus Tue 12-Oct-21 09:20:47

Gio is just wonderful with his partners, the support he showed to Debbie McGee really changed my opinion of him

Karen is absolutely amazing to watch, technically she’s the best pro

And Katya has the best choreography, love seeing the risks she takes

ChoccyJules Tue 12-Oct-21 09:20:52

Giovanni. He has grown as a human and teacher, seemed to be the Debbie year that did it!

Dozer Tue 12-Oct-21 09:21:00

Oti and Giovanni

ChoccyJules Tue 12-Oct-21 09:21:37

And ignoring my corniness above, obviously he‘s a deliciously wonderful dancer…

ShirleyPhallus Tue 12-Oct-21 09:22:30

I feel like Gorka is a bit grumpy these days and doesn’t seem to be very passionate about Strictly anymore. He never seems to really bond with his partners in the way some do.

I love Johannes but I think he often makes the dance about him rather than his partner, and should let the celeb shine a bit more.

dameofdilemma Tue 12-Oct-21 09:23:21

Oti and Karen - great choreography and their personalities shine through. Some of the dancers are so bland.

Am a bit meh about the male dancers to be honest.

meadowbleu Tue 12-Oct-21 09:25:41

I don't really have a favourite. Of the men I like Gio and Graziano, but I also like Jo Jo and am surprised how much I'm liking Kai.

Oti has always been up there for me, but Amy has also crept up and I find Nadiya so elegant and beautiful, I love how she calls Dan Walker, Daniel.

I think I judge more on how they appear together on ITT than the actual dance on the night. I like to see how they bond as a dacing pair.

NeverTrustaRabbit Tue 12-Oct-21 09:26:45

Gio.....definitely the best of the male dancers and he seems to be such a patient teacher who showcases his partner to their best ability. Polar opposite to the selfish "look at me" attitude some of the professionals have who seem to delight in showing themselves off at the cost of their partner (Nikita and Tilly's jive is a prime example of what I mean....he has some maturing to do!)

Out, comes across as an excellent teacher as well. Again she seems to know how to get the best out of her partner. She complements them in the dances but allows them to shine.

Both her and Gio also have outstanding choreography which make them delightful to watch.

cricketmum84 Tue 12-Oct-21 09:28:41

Gio at the moment 🥰 when they said he was learning sign language my heart actually melted into a little puddle on the floor.

BingBongToTheMoon Tue 12-Oct-21 09:28:45

Neil 💜

southcarolina Tue 12-Oct-21 09:29:06

Johannes, Oti and Gio. I was surprised I like Gio as made assumptions on how he looks, but he seems genuinely lovely and supportive, and is an amazing dancer. Also really loving Kai so far smile

Janette's choreo with Harvey last year was my favourite though- I miss her.

Not a huge fan of Diane, Karen or Neil.

FoxgloveSummers Tue 12-Oct-21 09:30:55

Aljaz is my favourite hands down, he’s just so sunshiney and seems to really care about everyone. Oti seems lovely and hugely respected by her partners. She and Bill were pure joy last year!

southcarolina Tue 12-Oct-21 09:33:21

Oh gosh how did I forget Aljaz.
There's videos which show what they are saying to each other while dancing and he just keeps telling Sarah he loves her as they're dancing, so sweet.

AuntieMarys Tue 12-Oct-21 09:35:37

Nancy and Johannes

southcarolina Tue 12-Oct-21 09:37:44

In case anyone hasn't seen, and wants a smile




viques Tue 12-Oct-21 09:39:29

I would just like to add how much I am enjoying Anton as a judge. He has very constructive criticism, isn’t snide, doesn’t gush or patronise (side eye at Shirley) and manages to stay seated . I didn’t really enjoy watching him as a pro dancer but think he has found his niche.

Also agree with the person above who is warming to Kai, he has a great relationship with AJ who is in my top three favourite celeb dancers this year. I have also almost got used to accepting that he isn’t a well preserved forty five year old pretending to be his much younger brother. Feel sorry for Karen stuck with the pretentious plank that is Greg Wise, but as always she rises above her celebrity’s deficiencies.

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